The Encyclopedia of Early Earth: A Novel

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth: A Novel

by Isabel Greenberg


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A beautifully illustrated book of imaginary fables about Earth's early—and lost—history.

Before our history began, another—now forgotten—civilization thrived. The people who roamed Early Earth were much like us: curious, emotional, funny, ambitious, and vulnerable. In this series of illustrated and linked tales, Isabel Greenberg chronicles the explorations of a young man as he paddles from his home in the North Pole to the South Pole. There, he meets his true love, but their romance is ill-fated. Early Earth's unusual and finicky polarity means the lovers can never touch.

As intricate and richly imagined as the work of Chris Ware, and leavened with a dry wit that rivals Kate Beaton's in Hark! A Vagrant, Isabel Greenberg's debut will be a welcome addition to the thriving graphic novel genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316225816
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 198,368
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Isabel Greenberg is a writer and illustrator who lives and works in North London. She studied illustration at the University of Brighton in 2010, and has worked for NoBrow Press, Seven Stories Press, and Solipsistic Pop. She is the winner of the 2011 Observer/Cape Graphic Short Story Prize.

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The Encyclopedia of Early Earth: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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A celebration of storytelling in the first degree. It bridges the gap between the oral tradition and visual storytelling that has developed in our increasingly visual culture. I loved this story, from its illustrations to its wit. Greenberg has created something which is often hilariously funny and deeply moving at the same time. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was fascinating and the drawings were a wonderful style. It was a quick read, but I thoroughly enjoyed every page of it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The nook version of this beautiful graphic novel is blurry. Its hard to read the fine print. Sorely disappointed in this purchase.