Author(s): Isabel Greenberg
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, shamanes, 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 breat. Maybe even since bread knives.
'It's a book about many things - love, snow, god, poisoned sausages...but mostly it's a celebration of storytelling itself. Strange and wry and funny and beautifully drawn.' Mark Haddon
"Greenberg speaks of storytellers but she's a great storyteller herself, and it's easy to be pulled into the worlds that she writes, housed neatly by tight drawings in a style that is bright enough to bring these worlds to life, and detached enough to feel a little otherworldly." -- Kate Beaton "'It's a book about many things - love, snow, god, poisoned sausages...but mostly it's a celebration of storytelling itself. Strange and wry and funny and beautifully drawn.'" -- Mark Haddon "The Encyclopedia of Early Earth is a delightful accordion of a book. This graphic novel casts a spell like that of Scheherazade - when you sit down with it, prepare to stay until the last page." -- Eowyn Ivey, author of 'The Snow Child'
Isabel Greenberg is a London-based illustrator and writer. She studied illustration at the University of Brighton. She won the Cape/Comica/Observer Graphic Short Story Prize in 2011 with 'Love in a Very Cold Climate', which forms the prologue to The Enyclopedia of Early Earth.