The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

Isabel Greenberg / Jun 04, 2020
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth Winner of the Best Book Award at the British Comic Awards Readers This book is not a real encyclopedia It is an epic work of fiction detailing the many tales and adventures of one lonely storyte
  • Title: The Encyclopedia of Early Earth
  • Author: Isabel Greenberg
  • ISBN: 9780224097192
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Winner of the Best Book Award at the 2014 British Comic Awards Readers This book is not a real encyclopedia It is an epic work of fiction, detailing the many tales and adventures of one lonely storyteller, on a quest for Enlightenment and True Love This book contains many stories, big and small, about and pertaining to the following things Gods, monsters, mad kings, wisWinner of the Best Book Award at the 2014 British Comic Awards Readers This book is not a real encyclopedia It is an epic work of fiction, detailing the many tales and adventures of one lonely storyteller, on a quest for Enlightenment and True Love 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, bad science, worse geography, and did we already mention true love Critics are saying it is probably the best thing since sliced bread Maybe even since bread knives.
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    1. 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, bad science, worse geography, and did we already mention true love I ve had my sight on this graphic novel for nearly a year, so I was sad to see myself barely pushing through it now The set up for The Encyclopedia of Early Earth sounded right up my alley, but the execution turned out to be less so.S [...]


    2. 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 difference Someone living life as a deaf, gay, conjoined twin with a very serious synaesthetic disorder Something like that.I m not shitting on those types of writers or their books Some of those books are great Some of them are not But what I notice is that certain review outlets tend to strongly favor some [...]


    3. 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 these stories within stories, the concepts and the very interesting art work.A long time ago, two people met and fell in love.But there was one tiny problem They could not touch each other at all.So, the boy who was a very great Storyteller in his land told the girl stories about his life which like I [...]


    4. 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 thought it was finally time to give this one a go to bring my mood back up I was so right, and this book did just that and making me happy and excited whilst reading and learning about the truly bizarre but wonderful world of Early Earth.This storyline follows two lovers who meet at the beginning of the s [...]


    5. 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 illustrations weren t anything spectacular but they suited the tone of the story well I adored all the stories within stories, they were all done so brilliantly, I was hooked on the little made up mythologies and various small but epic adventures the MC went on It was funny, charming, and rather bittersweet Highl [...]


    6. 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 from Greenberg s handwriting, and the narrative style is wonderful equal parts clever and sweet, qualities not always easily paired This is a collection of loosely connected stories all mythical or myth like in nature, many of them retellings of tales from the Bible and the Odyssey told by a wandering [...]


    7. 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 and Nord man This is my new favorite mythology I got this out from the library, but have now ordered my own copy to keep.


    8. 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 Encyclopedia of Early Earth landed with me a lot although sometimes there were moments that I could tell would be much funnier for a Brit I also found some of the turns of phrase in here truly enchanting These tales are a mix of references to the Bible, to ancient Greek and Scandinavian gods, and to othe [...]


    9. A delightful story about the power of stories and oral tradition.Familiar archetypes with new faces, pulling from First Nations, Homerian, and Biblical mythology and maybe even a little George R.R Martin to create a delightful story within a story of humans and gods.The eagle headed BirdMan is Master of the Universe, and his two Raven children Kid and Kiddo play cosmic games, creating planets and inhabiting them for fun Kiddo, the Raven girl goddess creates the world and gives life to humans in [...]


    10. This is a lovely comforting and quick read.Because it s a big book with pictures it reminded my of reading The Lorax over and over as a child many moons ago It s not in any way a similar story but how it made me feel was comparable.It s very funny and imaginative and absolutely brilliant for a cosy one reading sitting the title adequately describes the content highly recommended.Just like The Lorax it has a lot to say about the nature of people in the guise of a great story stories.


    11. A gorgeously drawn, cannily structured graphic novel about stories, beginnings and true love, with poisoned sausages and appendices.


    12. I m so confused about how everyone is drooling all over this book I thought it was so boring Or, no, not exactly boring I think that the book doesn t quite know what it wants to be, and so is halfway a lot of things but not really committed to any That probably doesn t make a lot of sense sorrynotsorrySo what I mean is that this book is basically a series of vignette y myth y fables It s not really an encyclopedia it s much too short for that And it s not really a series of shorts because there [...]


    13. In the beginning there was nothing, only time But since there was no one to count the time, there might as well have been nothing And then there was an egg Don t ask how it got there, OK I should ve loved this The quotes where there, the art was there, the myth was there Yet, the combination did not work for me at all Perhaps it was that I ve read so much myth that a re imagined one did not impact me Or that the opaque colours did not make for my favourite art But somewhere along those lines, I [...]




    14. What do Greek, Scandinavian, Jewish and Christian mythologies have in common That none of them seem to exist in Early Earth, but actually they all do, conforming the history of the lands of Nord, Britanitarka, the Bavelian Empire and the South Pole And above all, watching them from the Cloud Castle, the Eagle God BirdMan and the Ravens, his children, Kid and Kiddo.Let us, then, enter the worlds ofTHE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EARLY EARTH, by Isabel Greenberg.____________________________________Juxtaposed, [...]


    15. Visually this was exactly what I like in a graphic novel and the whole book was beautifully put together A perfect gift The story It started out fantastically and though it didn t exactly disappoint, my enthusiasm did peter out I agree with others that it seemed like a mashed together collection of short stories and retellings of myths That s exactly what it was and consequently it felt a little disjointed, but for the most part it worked as a whole I m torn between rating it 3 or 4 stars, but p [...]


    16. The Encyclopedia of Early Earth chamou me a aten o n o s pela sua capa mas principalmente pelo t tulo e pelas boas cr ticas que se fizeram l fora Temos basicamente uma novela gr fica com v rios contos sobre a origem do Planeta Terra H est rias para todos os gostos e n o houve nenhuma que me decepcionasse Dou quatro estrelas porque para al m da originalidade do conte do escrito, a arte foi totalmente do meu agrado.


    17. Well, this was a delightful read, all the so since I d never heard of Greenberg before giving it a try The story is a rather meandering, or multi branched, perhaps, admixture of fable, myth, parable, and humour, in which Greenberg invents an early human civilization, predating ours, but which anticipates and echoes ours in various ways sometimes fairly overtly, as in its take on the Odyssey or on some Biblical stories e.g Noah, the Tower of Babel The peoples and their stories resemble various [...]


    18. Eisner award nominations came out and this beautiful book and its artist are all over these award noms But I have had this book around for three weeks and do not finally love it It does not really move me Might just be a mood I m in And part of it is that I am not a real mythology guy any I read my Edith Hamilton long ag0 Early Earth features gorgeous wood cut like art and terrific colors, all inviting comparisons to early Inuit and Nordic and Biblical art and myths Many of the myths in this boo [...]


    19. Book blurb 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.If you are fan of myths and fairy tales, I d highly recommend this lovely graphic novel The stories are fun, and the art wonderfully folk artsy is that a word Is now.This is the story of a storyteller, his creation, his travels and adventures, and his search for a missing part of his soul And what is a quest witho [...]


    20. Puede que no os gusten las novelas gr ficas, pero os aseguro que esta no es una novela gr fica al uso Narrativamente hablando es simple y a la vez preciosa, por lo ricas que son sus historias a pesar de la simpleza con la que la autora intenta embaucarnos hasta lograrlo Porque lo consigue, vaya que s Es como enfrentarse a esos cuentos que nunca pasar n de moda, a grandes maestros de la narraci n, de una manera sencilla y visual Pero lo m s incre ble es que este sea el debut de Isabel Greenberg M [...]


    21. I liked this, and the art is beautiful to no one s surprise , but I feel like I needed a solid overarching plot to tie all these stories together.


    22. Isabel Greenberg 23 The Observer Graphic Short Story 2011 , Love in a Very Cold Climate , graphic novel, overtheplace.wordpress 20


    23. This is a beautifully illustrated collection of traditional folk stories from the earliest civilizations and cultures from around the world told through the fireside stories of the storytellers The language didn t seem to quite fit with the age and style of the stories however the illustrations than made up for this taking the reader on a journey through the seas and lands of early Earth, including one or two that may seem a little familiar from later story collections.


    24. 3.5This was just lovely Fun exploration of storytelling, traditions, some Biblical retellings and myths There were some really beautiful sentiments in this but overall it wasn t mind blowing Definitely recommend as a quick and enjoyable read though.


    25. This book is amazing It has everything from adventure, romance, mystery, magic, and even humour I had quite a hard time trying to compose myself after a giggling fit at 3 am reading this Already one of my favourites of this year



    26. A few years have gone by since I first picked this one up Having just reread it, I m reminded about how awesome it really is The artwork looks a bit like linoleum prints, with clean lines and solid colors The general story and world building surrounds a alternate retelling of how the Earth came to be, which is quite well written I didn t pick up a single comic book until I was into my thirties and due to its popularity at the time, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth was one of the first ones I came [...]


    27. An utterly charming hodgepodge of the folklore of the world with a seasoning of the author s own creativity Humorous and familiar yet with new twists and a modern spin Think quirky mythology satire Absolutely delightful.


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