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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Matthew Reinhart  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1971 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


-- Matthew Reinhart on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=matthew+reinhart


Illinois Connection

The author lived for a time in Illinois as a child.

Biographical and Professional Information

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.


Selected Titles At Your Library

The chronicles of Narnia /
ISBN: 0061176125. OCLC Number:

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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.

Dragons and monsters /
ISBN: 0763631736. OCLC Number:

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.

Star wars :
ISBN: 0439882826. OCLC Number:

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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.

Cinderella :
ISBN: 1416905014. OCLC Number:

Little Simon,. New York, NY :. ©2005.

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

Fairies and magical creatures /
ISBN: 0763631728. OCLC Number:

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

Sharks and other sea monsters :
ISBN: 076362229X. OCLC Number:

Candlewick Press,. Cambridge, MA :. 2006.

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

The jungle book :
ISBN: 1416918248. OCLC Number:

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.


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