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The Encyclopedia of Early Earth
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth: A Novel | Isabel Greenberg
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.
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lost.in.a.book
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I wish this story would have come together better at the end. I was left with some unanswered questions but the graphics were super cute. Giving this one ⭐⭐⭐💫

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Clare-Dragonfly
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I didn‘t like this quite as much as The One Hundred Nights of Hero, but I still love the art and the worldbuilding. The structure was similar, one person telling a whole bunch of stories within a frame story. Also, BirdMan is still a jerk 😂

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Onioons
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Finished #book2 of the #readathon a lot quicker. I wasn't really blown away by this graphic novel and it's pretty dark in places. But it's good to mix up formats... 💻📝🖍

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Bookmarkie
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This graphic novel is a pick,. The artwork is worth it alone.

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Bookmarkie
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Evening reading...

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CoffeeCatsBooks
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I love it when comics have little continuing scenes in the background. These little monkeys are hilarious. *Furry Tales #speechbubblechallenge #photochallenge #letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon

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Natasha.C.Barnes
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Somewhere between a pick and a so-so... It wasn't quite as interesting as I had hoped, but still pretty good. Beautiful drawings, myth-style stories, some fun juxtaposition of modern phrasing and ancient times. #letsgetgraphicweeklongreadathon

IndyHannaJones What is that adorable creature on the cover and where can I get five? 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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readinginthedark 😂❤️ 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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Back to the Encyclopedia of early earth! This is #allthefeels bc these two are married but there is some #fantastical force that doesn't allow them w/in 2 feet of each other...bc they're from opposite poles? We don't understand it yet but it's very sad. 💔
#speechbubblechallenge
#letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon
@Clwojick @TricksyTails

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Clwojick ❤️️ 2y
SkeletonKey Loved this graphic novel :) 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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Starting book 9 of #letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon and it has the most lovely end papers!! I know I'm supposed to be reading poetry for my own challenge, but I'm so caught up in this one right now! I can't help it!

CoffeeCatsBooks I got this one too and love the endpapers. 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @CoffeeCatsBooks It's such a precious book so far, I think I'm really gonna like it. I love the illustration style and color palette! 2y
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booknerdbobbie
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I'm picking this up to take a break from all the literary fiction I've been reading. As soon as I'm done with this, I'll start back in on Celeste Ng's, Little Fires Everywhere. #saturdaynight #weekendreads #gettinggraphic #currentlyreading #caffeinated

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lauralovesbooks1
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Decent read. I enjoyed the humor and the ties to mythology and religion,but it was the artwork that really stood out.

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lauralovesbooks1
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I love the artwork in this graphic novel.

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Kristy_K
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Me: Let me just pull a few books off of the shelf for the #24in48 readathon.

20 min later....

My goal is half of these! (And probably the shorter ones. 😁)

#readathon

CoverToCoverGirl 😳😂 2y
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Shaheera
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A big book of storytelling and storytellers and stories! The stories are often ones we can guess, old stories we've always known, but then the story of the storyteller is something else entirely. A boy looking for a missing piece of his soul, two people in love whose magnetic fields repel each other, this graphic novel brings us closer to words, words that are close to our soul, words that keep us away from others.

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Iceangel9
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What a cute book, the stories seemed strangely familiar, hmmm.

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Kalalalatja
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Isabel Greenberg's art style is right up my alley - the colour palette is amazing, there's so many details and it is kinda quirky. The stories them selves are really good, and they retell different myths, like Noah's ark and the Flood. I love how Greenberg manages to tell so many different stories within one overarching story, which, btw, is kinda sad.

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterG

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Kalalalatja
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My April reading stats inspired by @britt_brooke 👌 my #BestofApril are in the middle. In general, I have had a pretty good reading month, with a few five star reads and a lot of four star reads. So I am very happy with how I did this month 👏

#AprilBookShowers #bookstats #Aprilstats

britt_brooke Looks so pretty!! 💚💚💚 3y
annkuch13 💜💜 love the way you do these! 3y
valeriegeary This is such a cute way to keep track! 3y
SusanInTiburon Love your journal! 3y
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RowReads1
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Amazing! A land filled with creation stories, about a storyteller all ruled over by a bird God and his two raven children. There's a lot inspired by different cultures mythologies here, lots of native culture, probably Scandinavian, British, Celtic, etc.

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Jokila
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I'll read anything Greenberg writes set in this faux prehistory of hers. It reflects and distorts our familiar narrative frames and fable tropes to expose systemic discrimination and mock hierarchy in a way that's so accessibly charming.

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Jokila
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I really love Isabel Greenberg. She reworks metanarratives of divine creation, great floods and wise old crones to redefine what makes a human heroic. (Hint: it's not a sword.)

AJBowers Lovely picture 3y
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ericarobynreads
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ericarobynreads
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I absolutely loved this book!! Check out my full review here: http://ericarobynreads.blogspot.com/2017/04/graphic-novel-encyclopedia-of-early-...

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Kalalalatja
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#GreenAuthor for #17RainbowBooks - I loved One Hundred Nights of Hero, and I can't wait to read Greenberg's first graphic novel about Early Earth 💚💚💚

Marchpane 💚💚💚loved Hero as well, need to get Early Earth. 3y
Mimi28 I loved this book! Now I have to read the Hero one!! 3y
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Kalalalatja
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My #MarchTBR - my graphic novel and poetry selection for the month and the book I am currently reading. It worked really well for me last month with a minimum of planning, so I am doing the same thing in March 👍

#MarchintoReading

I-read-and-eat Seems like a sensible TBR, I always put on way too many books and end up reading only one of those 😂 3y
Kalalalatja @I-read-and-eat I want to put more books on, but I am the biggest mood reader, so I am trying to not set myself up for failure 😂 3y
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DaydreamingBookworm
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Definitely a graphic novel streak this month! I read this after I heard a raving review. This is a graphic novel of the history before the last ice age, where dinosaurs and humans roamed the earth at the same time. And humans were still in touch with the magical. There's a lot of colonial aspects in this world and I believe the Nords are very similar to Canada's Inuit people. The mythology is absolutely fantastic and I recommend this to everyone!

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perfectlywinged
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I think this is one of my favorite adult graphic novels. It begins with a north pole man meeting a south pole woman and falling in love. The problem is that they can't get within two feet of each other due to a strange magnetic force. They are forced to live at least 2 feet apart and never touch but remain deeply in love. To pass the time they tell each other stories and folktales about their god Birdman, hungry giants, and magical creatures.

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rmaclean4
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clutteredbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 💕💕💕 3y
rmaclean4 Thanks! I am excited to be here. 3y
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Bookscatsandcountry
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What an amazing read! It was so lovely to snuggle up with this graphic novel and be transported back in time to these wonderful worlds through the eyes and words of an amazing storyteller. I know I will revisit this time and time again ❤️

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quietjenn
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Why yes, I will begin my reading year with a beautifully illustrated, slightly oversized graphic novel about storytelling.

annahenke Loved this! 3y
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Aninski
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This graphic novel tells the story of a storyteller while teaching us a bit about a place called Early Earth. Besides having beautiful artwork, it's one of the most creative stories I have read in a while. I'm in love!

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Jeannie
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I love the stories and illustrations in this book. One of those where I didn't know what to expect and am happily surprised.

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vivastory
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Stumbled across this at the library. Never heard of it but it looks good. Blurbs on back by Mark Haddon & Eowyn Ivey.

Kalalalatja I have read her newest one, and it was amazing! 👌 3y
vivastory @Kalalalatja It sounds amazing. Will definitely check it out. Thanks! 3y
Zelma Wow, that looks fantastic! Added. 3y
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annahenke
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Brilliant! The artwork is amazing and perfectly fits the tone of the story being told. The fictional folktales are everything one would wish for - clever, funny, and poignant. This is a must read for anyone interested in #graphicnovels. Such a great find! #litsyfeature

readinginthedark Oooooh! 3y
ChasingOm I'm thinking of doing my #LitsyAtoZ challenge using only graphic novels, and I needed a good E! Stacked!! 🤗 3y
RebeccaSpeas This is great, and her second is even better, I think! 3y
annahenke @RebeccaSpeas I immediately put a hold request on it at my library! Looking forward to it. 😊 3y
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annahenke
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Given the amount of snow we've gotten this weekend and the fact that it's going to be -26 degrees F tonight, this seems appropriate.

#winterreading #graphicnovel #litsyfeature

minkyb That is serious chilliness! 3y
BookBabe ❄️❄️😳 3y
Prairiegirl_reading That's colder than where I live and I thought -27 c was cold. Where are you? If you don't mind me asking. 😳 3y
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annahenke @Ang57 Minnesota. ❄️❄️😊 3y
Prairiegirl_reading I'm in Winnipeg! 😄❄️ 3y
annahenke @ang57 hello, friend to the north! 3y
Prairiegirl_reading Hello!! 😄 3y
MyNamesParadise Oh wow!! Stay Warm!!! 3y
Booksnob I'm trying to stay warm in St. Paul. Ready for a hot bath and a book. 3y
AStoriedSoul Omg it's colder than Mars. 😱I'm glad I live in the south. 3y
Posemn @TheLiterarium we lived in the south and the trade off is those hot humid summers when we couldn't go outside. -26 keeps us indoors but when we get back to 0 degrees we go outside because White Bear Lake is beautiful in the snow! 🤗 The fish houses are out too! What's not to love?! 3y
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Lilitherat
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As said by one of the gods of Early Earth

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Lilitherat
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Look what came in the mail today 😍! I am SO excited to start this book

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RebeccaSpeas
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This books is SO. GOOD. Y'ALL. Gorgeous art, imaginative story, fables and foibles and myths galore.

angrylilasian I hadn't heard of this book but my library has a copy! Yay! 3y
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RebeccaSpeas
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I would watch an animated movie of this SO HARD

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Mimi28
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#recommendsday pick of this week. Incredible stories and illustrations, I loved it! It's totally fiction, or is it? There is a Noah, and Gods, and a story of true love but nothing like the Bible, or is it? Lol, anywhoo it is a great graphic novel and superb storytelling. I wish I owned it. I may buy it. It's just that good and a keepsake of sorts 😍 that I want to go back to. 👍😎🎆

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Mimi28
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Nikie resting on my TBR list, lol. I am interested in this graphic novel I am about to read now though 🙂😎

BookBabe 😻😸 3y
MrBook @BookBabe 's and my 😸 does the same to our books, lol. 3y
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teebe
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The currently reading pile 📚📖

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Mimi28

Since my attention span is so bad I decided to try a few graphic novels. This seems great so far!