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Wicked The Musical: A Pop-Up Compendium of Splendiferous Delight and Thrillifying Intrigue Hardcover – September 21, 2009

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Melcher Media; Pop edition (September 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595910549
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595910547
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 16, 2010
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I made this video to show how wonderful the book is. The short video on this page doesn't do the book justice. So you get a page by page view, though I don't read the whole story or give away the plot for anyone who hasn't seen the musical. I hope you enjoy and end up buying this book! It's great for any collection.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Brent D. Murphy on November 15, 2009
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As an adult who loves WICKED, this book was a pleasant surprise. I ordered it not knowing how complex it is. It is so much fun. The scene where Elphaba learns to fly and when she makes the monkeys fly are particularly exciting in the book!! A must have for every WICKED fan.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Angela on November 4, 2009
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This book is a "must have" for any fan of the musical "Wicked". The pop-ups open and close with ease unlike some other pop-up books I have purchased. The abbreviated stories throughout tell just enough of the story to let the reader know what is going on although anyone who has seen the show/read the book will know the story and thoroughly love this beautiful remembrance of this brilliant show. My friends and family who will be receiving this book as a gift are all adults and I am positive that they will be completely thrillified to receive it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Edward W on November 11, 2009
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I bought this on a lark when purchasing other "Wicked" related items, and this is clearly a gem. Charming and well executed, this book is great for the young and old, and will grace our coffee table for years to come. I originally purchased this as a gift, but I like it so much I'm going to have to buy more for all the Elphabas and Galindas on my Christmas list.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MaureenVM on November 17, 2009
Format: Hardcover
With books quickly becoming a long-lost art, it's cause for celebration when one comes around that really jumps out at you -- or in this case, pops up at you. When was the last time you got excited about a pop-up book?! And who says pop-up books are just for little kids anyway?! This is a great book for anyone (of any age) who loves all things Wicked and knows that books can be much more than just printed text. I love the use of not only elaborate pop-ups, but also windows to open, letters to take out and read, and new discoveries on every page. It's charm is reminiscent of the Griffin & Sabine books of the 1990s. I'm looking forward to sharing this delightful book with my fellow Wicked loving friends. It's going to be a huge hit!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Megajoy on July 24, 2010
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I'm a Wicked fan and a pop-up collector so I was excited to see that a book had been designed around the musical. The book includes the story of the musical as well as some pop-ups. In all, their are four pop-up pages: The highlight is the flying monkeys with a well constructed pop-up that jumps out of the book. There's a 'defying gravity' pop up which is comparatively simple but still delightful. The pop-up map is just a folded map that opens out and really doesn't rate as a genuine pop-up, but it's interesting for 'Wicked' fans as it provides a close up view of the map that forms the curtain for the show. Glinda descending in her bubble is a simple sliding device with no pop-up aspect. The facing pages include interesting text and lift-the-flap features, including 'The Shiz University Gazette' and Galinda and Elphaba's letters home to their parents. There's also a lift the flap bedroom for the two school friends. The text is written in a style that will appeal to children. In summary, a very satisfying book for fans of the hit musical but not really impressive as a pop-up book. If you're a collector this book will only be of limited interest and certainly doesn't have the sort of complexity you'll see in Ron Van Der Meer or Robert Sabuda's books. It's still a treat for 'Wicked' fans and a great gift for anyone that loves the musical.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Broadway'sTribute on March 17, 2013
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So I was told to get something fun with the money I got for my birthday. I was told if it wasn't something fun I got, she'd give me more money until I did get something fun or she went broke. So I got this. I LOVE Wicked. Seen it seven times and it made me go into musical theater like I have. This book is great. I had a lot of friends who'd never had the chance to see it and so I let them borrow this book. PERFECT way to make them go see it later. The pop ups are actually few only three actually 'pop up' but they are all the more cool for that. They have a lot of flaps that show hidden things. There is an edition of the Shiz newsletter in it, a beautiful descending Glinda bubble, amazing Defying Gravity pop up and one of the flying monkey's that will take your breath away. There are hidden fun things for the super fans too. The letters Elphaba and Galinda sent home to their parents after becoming roommate is in there, a few spells from the Grimminarie as well. It's a fun little book and the work on it might just take your breath away. Truly amazing artist work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan Marie Pierce on March 3, 2010
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After seeing Wicked, I gave my 6 year old granddaughter my copy of the Grimmerie because she fell in love with the musical. Altho' she tried to take good care of my book, it wasn't long before some of the pages were bent and torn. This book is much better suited to young fans of Wicked. She loves it and I bought myself a copy too!
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