The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth Review

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.

Title:The Encyclopedia of Early Earth
Edition Language:English

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    The Encyclopedia of Early Earth Reviews

  • Nat

    This book contains many stories, big and small, about and pertaining to the following things: Gods, monsters, mad kings, wise old crones, shamans, medicine men, brothers and sisters, strife, mystery,...

  • Peter Derk

    I get very nervous when the library world is all atwitter over a graphic novel. 9 times out of 10, it's something that has a very prose-y narrative and usually confronts some sort of issue of differen...

  • Hershey

    Well, this was an incredible journey!The Encyclopedia of Early Earth is a story about stories. It's a story about a Storyteller and his lovely adventures discovering Early Earth. I very much enjoyed t...

  • Hilary

    I found this really dissapointing, the illustrations are very good, so detailed, a very interesting style, beautiful colours and very skilful but I found the plot rambling and in places boring and a h...

  • Kaitlin

    This graphic novel is one I have owned for years without feeling quite in the mood to read it. The other night I was reading a truly dark and heavy book which really brought my mood down, and I though...

  • Ferdy

    Really loved it. Definitely my favourite read of the year so far and definitely the best graphic novel I've ever read (though I've not read many) - it was just so lovely and entertaining. The illustra...

  • Hannah Garden

    The first few pages in, I felt like I was going to looove this. It's just beautifully put together, from the sparing, elegant use of muted color in the woodcut-like artwork to the charming font made f...

  • Jennifer

    I can’t put my finger on why, but I liked this much better than The One Hundred Nights of Hero. Both have gorgeous artwork and feature stories within stories within stories, but the humor in The Enc...

  • Emma Sea

    Completely charming. Wonderful illustrations, especially the use of color. Every detail of the stories within stories enraptured me. The world of kiddos hair! The mapmaker's monkeys! South Pole woman ...

  • Resh (The Book Satchel)

    Brilliant. Read both books by Isabel Greenberg. you wouldn't regret even a single page....