Whether you consider angels to be divine messengers, spiritual guides, or the stuff of legend, you will find something to marvel at in Chuck Fischer's beautifully illustrated Angels: A Pop-Up Book. Fischer's original art, inspired by classic images from art history, is crafted into astoundingly intricate three-dimensional pop-ups with fold-outs and movable parts. Angels brings to life the most captivating stories of these celestial beings, from the angels of the zodiac to Biblical angels to angels in the arts and popular culture. Much like its subject, Angels: A Pop-Up Book inspires awe and wonder and is a unique gift book for all ages.
Showing the cover of this book does it absolutely no justice. This book is gorgeous. When I opened it up it fascinated a 5 yr old, a 7 yr old, a 14 yr old and me - a 21 year old with 12 years of experience. :) Seriously, the pop-ups in this book are fabulous - some even have moving parts. I have only seen one pop-up that compares to this ever (a dinosaur pop-up given to my 5 year old by a friend). In order to create beautiful full page pop-ups of angels the author was very creative with ways to share the information on angels. There are pull outs and small books attached to pages.
The book is divided into three sections: Messengers, A Hierarchy of Angels, and Secular Angels. The historical information and beautiful artwork make this an amazing book to look at and read. If you know anyone who is into angels I would consider this a must have gift for them.
The only thing that confused me about this book is what exactly Chuck Fischer did. The paper engineering is by Bruce Foster and the text is by Curtis Flowers. I think it is Chuck Fischer's artwork that is made into 3D pop-up and is complimented by art from throughout time.
Update: Anna at Hachette informed me that Chuck Fischer provided, drew and colored all of the artwork for the book. Okay, I guess that would make him the main guy.
Okay, now is your chance to win a copy of this beautiful pop-up book. I am giving away 1 copy thanks to Anna at Hachette Book Group who provided me the review copy and one to giveaway. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only (sorry) and will run until November 15th.
Here is what you have to do to enter:
- Leave a comment with your name and email address. In the comment tell me whether you want this book for yourself or for a gift. Do you believe in or have you ever seen an angel?
- Sign up to follow my blog for an additional entry.
- Tweet for an additional entry - include me @alipet813 in the tweet
- Post this giveaway on your blog for another entry
Oh and my answers. I am considering giving this book to one of my very best friends. Her name is Angel and she loves Angel items. She doesn't read my blog (in the country with no computer access) so I can talk about about giving her this gift. I love the book and would love to keep it, but I am leaning toward giving it away.
To answer if I have ever seen an angel...not that I know of, but I do believe they are around us. Probably helping in ways we never even know to appreciate.