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Matthew Reinhart

Born: 1971 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: The author lived for a time in Illinois as a child.

Biography: The author's father was in the Navy so their family moved around a lot in the author's childhood. Originally studying biology for a possible career in medicine, Matthew eventually found his way to the Pratt Institute in Brookyln, NY. There he studied industrial design (toy design). Upon graduation, he apprenticed with Pop-up author Robert Sabuda who was a 'paper engineer' and author of pop-up books.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Matthew Reinhart on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Cinderella :
ISBN: 1416905014 OCLC: 62189708

Little Simon, New York, NY : ©2005.

A retelling of Cinderella using pop-ups, ribbons, and surprises.

Dinosaurs :
ISBN: 0763622281 OCLC: 55474296

Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA : 2005.

From the world's preeminent paper engineers, a thrilling 3-D look at dinosaurs Open this book and a massive T. REX springs out, flashing a startling jawful of jagged teeth. Turn the next spread and a ravishing raptor unfurls and appears to fly off the edge of the page. Inside the amazing ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS are shield bearers in full-body armor, creatures with frilly headgear, and weighty, long-necked giants. There are even amusing tidbits on the history of paleontology itself -- like a pop-up version of a Victorian New Year's dinner in the belly of a dinosaur model, or a pair of scientists locked in a literal tug-of-war over bones. Full of fascinating facts and lighthearted good humor, this breathtaking book includes fascinating, up-to-the-minute information about popular dinosaurs as well as many lesser-known varieties. With each of six spreads featuring one spectacular, large pop-up as well as booklets of smaller pop-ups and text, ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS is a magnificent display of paper engineering and creativity -- an astonishing book that will be read, admired, and treasured forever. From renowned pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart comes an awe-inspiring tribute to the world's most beloved extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign on our planet.--Publisher's website.

Dragons and monsters /
ISBN: 0763631736 OCLC: 610206006

Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA : 2011.

Master paper engineers Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda unfold the legends and lore of cultures around the world to reveal these monsters and dragons that have prowled countrysides and imaginations for centuries. Pop-up fans and fantasy lovers will be equally enthralled by the dynamic creatures depicted in this astonishing volume, the climax of the Encyclopedia Mythologica trilogy.

  Fairies and magical creatures
ISBN: 9781406316971 OCLC: 231885058

Walker Books, London : ©2008.

Fairies and magical creatures /
ISBN: 0763631728 OCLC: 233591534

An introduction to the world of fairy lore and magic, featuring fold-out pages and more than thirty pop-up illustrations.

  Gods & heroes
ISBN: 9780763631710 OCLC: 318716133

Candlewick Press, Somerville, Mass. : 2010.

The creators of the Encyclopedia Prehistorica series offer a mythic look at the mysteries of the past with an entire pantheon of remarkable pop-ups. In this stunning volume, the incomparable team of Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda take us to Ra-Atum's land in Ancient Egypt; above the Grecian clouds to Zeus's Mount Olympus; up to Norse god Odin's frozen north; to the Far East, where the Jade Emperor sits in the heavens; into the wilds of Oceania, where Pele's volcanic rage simmers below the earth; and other lands and times, all rich with sacred myths and legends.

  Sharks and other sea monsters :
ISBN: 0744586895 OCLC: 62172880

Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA : 2006.

Explore the prehistoric underwater world with more than thirty-five pop-ups and text.

Star wars :
ISBN: 9780439882828 OCLC: 137331359

A guide to the Star Wars universe describes characters, vehicles, organizations, and the Force, in a volume that includes pop-ups, side flaps, and working light sabers.

The chronicles of Narnia /
ISBN: 0061176125 OCLC: 652682851

A world-renowned paper engineer brings to life the magical world of Narnia through three-dimensional pop-ups, featuring lavish scenes from all seven volumes of the fantasy series.

  The jungle book
ISBN: 1416926399 OCLC: 70844964

Simon & Schuster, London : 2006.

The jungle book :
ISBN: 1416918248 OCLC: 77076956

Little Simon/Simon & Schuster Children's Pub., New York, N.Y. : ©2006.

"In this stunning re-telling of a phenomenal classic, honor is tested, battles of good over evil are waged, and the importance of family reigns supreme. True to Rudyard Kipling's original story, tree branches literally draw the reader in to this tale of Mowgli the Man Cub exploring the ruins of the Lost City, riding atop thundering elephants, and facing a fierce tiger attack!"--Page 4 of cover.