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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Series: Star Wars
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Orchard Books; Pop Rep edition (October 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545176166
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545176163
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Given the breaking news of upcoming sequels, feverous Star Wars fans might break down into slobbering paroxysms. Good thing this energetic trip down Lucasfilm lane is built from hearty cardboard that thrusts out gigantic characters and vehicles with an audible crunch. Focusing mainly on the three prequels, Reinhart offers up backgrounds on dozens of conflicts and locations and characters. The machines can appear to be just a bunch of sharp angles, but the monsters (“Acklay, Nocturnal Nightmare Beast of Vendaxa,” for example) are impressive, towering over the page. An oddly soft palette and occasional problems closing the book notwithstanding, this is saber-clashing fun. Grades 2-4. --Daniel Kraus

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Praise for Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure

*"Reinhart strikes back with another gorgeous pop-up tribute to Star Wars . . . Reinhart's books remain a marvel of movement, intricacy, and skill." —Publishers Weekly

"[A] memorable keepsake for fans . . . Even casual or nonfans will be open-mouthed at the gloriously rococo paper engineering." —Kirkus

"The force is strong with Reinhart, who crams as much coming-at-you Jedi, Droid, and spaceship action as possible into each insanely elaborate spread. Even adults will have to comb the book several times over to catch all the hidden pop-up-within-a-pop-up goodies." —Entertainment Weekly

"Star Wars fans of all ages will be overjoyed by the intricate paper engineering in Matthew Reinhart's fantastic Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure. Reinhart is a superstar in the field . . ." —Bookpage

Praise for Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy

#1 New York Times Bestseller
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"[C]alling this sophisticated piece of engineering a 'pop-up book' is like calling the Great Wall of China a partition. . . . Some of the artwork and engineering are so detailed you can't imagine how they were created." —David Pogue, New York Times Book Review

"The galaxy far, far away comes back to life with brilliantly ornate, origami-like representations of your favorite characters." —Entertainment Weekly

"Star Wars information and trivia—and a pair of light-up lightsabers—enhance this title's irresistible lure to fans of all ages." —Publishers Weekly

"[A] geek chic masterpiece." —New York Daily News


More About the Author

Matthew Christian Reinhart was born September 21, 1971 to Gary and Judith Reinhart in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The son of a farmer, his father Gary joined the Navy to become jet fighter pilot, and so the family moved around the country, from Florida to Texas to Illinois to California to Virginia and then South Carolina. Gary wanted to be more than a pilot (which was pretty amazing itself) so he went on to Dental School and studied to be an oral surgeon. Judith and Matthew followed along, and soon to be joined by his mischievous little sister, Erin. Often times, Gary's training took him to places they couldn't follow (even on aircraft carriers), so Judy took charge. Matthew's childhood was filled with good times and very happy memories overall, thanks to his family.
Art was always a tremendously huge part of Matthew's young life. Drawing pictures and making crafts were his favorite activities, in school and out. Matthew drew whenever and wherever he got the chance. His school notebooks often had more drawings than notes! He loved drawing and reading about all creatures and animals so much, he drew them everywhere! Dinosaurs, like about every kid on the planet, were his absolute favorite to draw and Matthew could rattle off the name of every single one before learning to add or subtract. As he got older, Matthew was captivated by the movie STAR WARS. The richness of the universe George Lucas created on the screen fueled his young imagination, inspiring countless sketchbooks filled with monsters, spaceships, and action heroes.
Like most high school graduates, Matthew wasn't completely focused on a career. He was unaware he could make a living being an artist. Like most doctors' children, his father convinced him to study biology to prepare for medical school. College life at Clemson University was busy and fun for Matthew, but he was never really satisfied. Medicine was not his true calling. Along with his required biology courses, Matthew snuck in a few art classes, and built up a bit of a portfolio. After graduating Cum Laude from Clemson, he took a year off before medical school and moved to New York, where he met Robert Sabuda and they began doing volunteer work together. Robert's book, Christmas Alphabet had just released to rave reviews, and persuaded Matthew follow his calling by attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. With his parents' blessing and support, Matthew enrolled as an industrial design (with a concentration in toy design) student the following year. Pratt was fantastic, eye opening experience for him, though his initial dreams of being a toy designer soon transformed into paper engineer- with the help of Mr. Sabuda. After working with Robert on books like "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", "A B C Disney" and "Movable Mother Goose". Matthew made his first big break into the pop-up world with "The Pop Up Book Of Phobias". Other books followed, including both collaborations with Robert Sabuda, including their trilogy of "Encyclopedia Prehistorica" books and renowned illustrator Maurice Sendak on the New York Times best-selling "Mommy?", and also even solo pop-up projects like "The Ark", "Animal Popposites", "The Jungle Book", "Cinderella" and his dream-of-all-dream projects, "STAR WARS: Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy", "The Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes". His latest series, "Encyclopedia Mythologica", includes "Fairies & Magical Creatures" and the newly-released "Gods & Heroes". In honor of the 75th Anniversary of DC COMICS, Matthew has created a massive pop-up celebration titled "DC COMICS Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book", to be released in Fall 2010. He continues to work and live in New York City, cutting, taping and folding paper into intricate, moving sculptures.

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It's filled with really cool pop ups.
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I bought this as a gift for my six year old grandson, and after the phone call I received, it was definitely worth it!
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This book is filled with amazing, colorful and intricate pop-ups.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Alen on November 13, 2012
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Length: 4:39 Mins
I always believe that pop up book is best reviewed by showing it to you rather than putting it into words, because words simply are not enough to describe the amazing, intricate, astounding pop ups that lie hidden in every page. and Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure is no exception. Matthew Reinhart has done it again with style! (and yes, it has a lightsaber that lights up when you open the page!)

In comparison with his previous Star Wars pop-up book (entitled Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy), I'll have to say I prefer the previous book which is filled with stunning pop ups that will make your jaw drops when you see it (especially with the darth vader head pop up). Nevertheless, this book doesnt lack the same punch that will keep you mesmerized.

In conclusion, if you're a pop-up book collector (and chances are you're familiar with Matthew Reinhart's past works), this book is just as good as his other pop-up books and definitely worthy to find a place in your pop-up books collection. I'd highly recommend it!

If you're Star Wars fan and not a pop-up book collector or never seen a pop-up book before, then you're in for an adventure that will last for many years to come! and in fact, I would recommend to order Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy as well, if you have not already own one! These 2 books are a MUST BUY!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By teddybear on October 28, 2012
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This book was a lot of fun to read. It is appropiate for older children and adults who are interested in Star Wars.
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I am constantly impressed and amazed at the artistry of paper engineers like Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, who consistently push the limits of this art form in even more outrageous ways. Beyond feats of engineering, however, these accomplished artists are also managing to get their works in the hands of audiences who, just a generation ago, wouldn't have been caught dead reading "pop-up books." Now, far from being limited to toddlers and adult collectors, pop-up books are bringing storytelling to life for readers of all ages.

Nowhere is that more true than in STAR WARS: A GALACTIC POP-UP ADVENTURE, Matthew Reinhart's follow-up to his earlier STAR WARS: A POP-UP GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. His earlier volume was a sort of road map to the main characters, geographic locales, vehicles, and vessels composing the Star Wars saga. This new volume is more of a narrative, loosely telling the story of the movies that make up Episodes 1 through 3 of the epic. The first two-page spread is dominated by a scene from young Anakin Skywalker's podrace, while the final spread shows a somewhat older and much more jaded Anakin donning the mask of Darth Vader for the first time.

I won't bother recounting the story of the book; after all, virtually the entire audience for this book will already be more than conversant in the Clone Wars, Order 66, and the rest of the plot unfolding as dramatically as Reinhart's paper sculptures. This is a good thing, too, because the nature of Reinhart's pop-up constructions means that recounting a single linear story is difficult, if not impossible.

So, for the most part, Reinhart doesn't even try.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K Cheesebrow on October 4, 2013
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Bought this pop-up book for my 6-year-old grandson who loves all things Star Wars. At the end of the book there is a pop-up lightsaber that changes color to represent Darth Vader going to the Dark Side. The pop-ups are pretty complex and visually beautiful - and fairly easily damaged or crushed. Truthfully, age 6 is a little young for this book, but I knew that going into it. But my grandson still treasures this book, drooping pop-ups and all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laura on August 18, 2013
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I bought this for $6 so I thought I would get what I paid for. No way. It is the most amazing popup book ever. Popups within popups, a light saber that actually lights up, and even stuff I didn't know. Both my two year old and I love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roslin Thompson on December 7, 2012
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The book is filled with wonderful surprises that pop out at you. Not for kids because they would break the pieces easily, but definitely a collector's item.
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This was a gift to a seven year old boy who loved every page. This will give him hundreds of hours of pleasure reading the text and examining and playing with the graphics that are part of this amazing pop-up book. He loves the detail and already knows all the characters in the story. This a great for a child of any age (up to 90 years) because of the love that is put into the making of this book.
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By Shawn Baker on February 6, 2014
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This is the coolest pop up book I've seen! My 7 year old absolutely loves it and I had fun looking through it too.
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