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The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia (Encyclopedia): Inhabitants, Lore, Spells, and Ancient Crypt Warnings of the Land of Ooo Circa 19.56 B.G.E. - 501 A.G.E. Hardcover – July 22, 2013
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I think I would have much preferred the book be written by a scholar/historian living in Ooo. At times Abadeer's personal point of view gets boring and repetitive. This is especially evident in the A-Z mini-bio section where some characters are described simply by how useless Abadeer thinks they are and not giving any useful info about them. Also, his choice of vocabulary will have many kids frequently running to their parents to find out what his words mean. That can also be a plus for teaching new words, though.
The sections I enjoyed most were the ones not written by Abadeer or sections where he isn't talking about the characters. BMO's manual is weird, but just the right amount. Ice King's hand drawn fan fiction and character cards are spot on. Abadeer's Novelty Spells and Curses is reminiscent of the ads you'd find in old comic books. Also, having Finn, Jake and Marceline's comments in the margins is pretty funny.
The truth is, if you're an AT fan you've probably already bought this book. While I would have liked a more comprehensive guide book to Ooo with more detail, I think this book would be especially great for kids (as long as you don't mind helping them with the ten cent words) and fans that came to the show later who might not know as much about the setting.
While she didn't seem to rate an entry as a main character in Book I, "Worthless Inhabitants of the Land of Ooo," she was included in the group illustration of secondary characters at the beginning of Book II ("Utterly Insignificant Inhabitants of the Land of Ooo"), so I expected to find her entry there. But no; she wasn't part of Book II's alphabetical roster either, which went right from "Flame King" to "Forest Cyclops." She's not even listed in the brief glossary of the "Most Hated Princesses of Ooo"! (Okay, that last might make some sense, since Abadeer might hate her less than most of the other princesses. But then, his daughter was listed under a heading of "Worthless Inhabitants," so who knows?)
Some elisions (e.g., no entry for Mannish Man the Minotaur when Key-per rates one) or departures from story detail as presented in the episodes themselves (for example, I'm pretty sure that the departure of Ghost Princess and Clarence was an ascent to the 50th Dead World, not a descent "to the Nether World" as per her entry; also, didn't Science the Rat use Bubblegum's notes to concoct the antidote for the zombie epidemic, rather than "invent" the cure herself?) can be chalked up to Abadeer's confessed distaste for research, and/or to his reliance on his network of spies. The omission of Flame Princess, however, was an unexpected flaw in an otherwise delightful work.
It's really big and the artwork is nice, there's a lot of additional text and comments from the in-show characters as well but it's more of an art book than a story.
The art found on each page will make you smile, and the dialogue as great, as it is written from the point of view of Marceline's father. Throughout, there are notes/comments from various characters to add a bit of humor or simply another point of view.
As you read, you'll find yourself legitimately laughing out loud on multiple occasions.