THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EARLY EARTH is the gorgeous new graphic novel by Isabel Greenberg, and courtesy of Little, Brown, I have an excerpt for you! Enjoy, and be sure to snag a copy for yourself (even if you’re a reluctant graphic novel reader like me, trust me!)
About THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EARLY EARTH:
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.