Adventure Time Encyclopedia

Brand: Abrams Books
Manufacturer: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN 1419705644
EAN: 9781419705649
Category: Awesome Stuff
Price: $106.06  (127 customer reviews)
Dimension: 9.50 x 6.00 x 0.75 inches
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Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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What time is it? Adventure Time™! Explore the magical world of Ooo with Jake the Dog and Finn the Human, along with the Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen, and all your favorite Adventure Time characters, in this New York Times bestselling companion book to Cartoon Network’s hit animated series.
Written and compiled by the Lord of Evil himself, The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia matches the playful, subversive tone of the television series, detailing everything anyone will ever need to know about the postapocalyptic land of Ooo and its inhabitants—secret lore and spells, fun places you should visit and places where you will probably die, whom to marry and whom not to marry, how to make friends and destroy your enemies—plus hand-written marginalia by Finn, Jake, and Marceline.

An indispensable guide to the show fans love to watch, this side-splittingly funny love letter to Adventure Time is sure to appeal to readers of all ages. Heck yeah!

From the Back Cover:

Written by the Lord of Evil Himself, Hunson Abadeer (a.k.a. Marceline the Vampire Queen's dad), to instruct and confound the demonic citizenry of the Nightosphere, The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia is perhaps the most dangerous book in history. Although seemingly a guidebook to the Land of Ooo and its postapocalyptic inhabitants, it is in fact an amusing nightmare of literary pitfalls, bombastic brain-boggles, and ancient texts designed to drive the reader mad. 

Complete with secret lore and wizard spells, fun places you should visit and places where you will probably die, advice on whom to marry and whom not to marry, and how to make friends and destroy your enemies, this volume includes hand-written marginalia by Finn, Jake, and Marceline.

Arguably the greatest encyclopaedia ever written since the beginning of the cosmos, it is also an indispensable companion to humans and demons who know what time it is: Adventure Time!

Also Available: Adventure Time™ 2018 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-2453-4) 


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Top Reviews

This book is weird, but good weird
by Francis,Top Contributor: Dragon Ball Z (TV Show) (5 out of 5 stars)
July 25, 2016

This book is great, but the execution is a bit strange. Instead of being a straightforward encyclopedia of the Adventure Time universe, it was written from the perspective of Marceline's dad Hunson Abadeer... who is essentially their world's devil. So all he does is make fun of the characters throughout the whole book and talk about how he'll enslave, murder, or soulsuck them. It's really creative, fun, and beautifully illustrated, but it might upset some younger kids who won't get the joke. I stopped reading it to my toddler who loves the series, because it confused her that it was so mean to characters she liked. Now she just enjoys looking at the artwork. But for an older kid or adult fan that loves Adventure Time I think it's great and carries on the offbeat nature of the show.
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The Wizard of Oooz....
by Ada W. (5 out of 5 stars)
November 3, 2015

Written from the perspective of Hunson Abadeer, a minor character on the show Adventure Time, this book is a fun look at the world of Adventure Time through his eyes. The majority of the work centers around enumerating the major and minor characters of the Adventure Time show universe and giving general information about them as related through the episodes themselves. Further on in the book, there are a few additional chapters such as Ice King's "zine" about "Fiona & Cake", who will be familiar to most audiences of the show, and an Ooo Travel Guide by Princess Bubblegum. As an adult fan of Adventure Time, I was very pleased with the book and found it suitable to give to a friend's 10 year old son, who really enjoyed the book as well (he is a fan of the show). Note that while I have marked this book as "No Sex/Violence" (which is true), overly-sensitive parents might wish to be aware that there is a reference to two of the (non-human) characters running around "naked", and in one illustration, the male character Ice King is dressed up as a Sailor Moon knockoff (albeit very funnily within context). There is also one page that features a "plea" to remove the a character from the page in which he has been trapped. All in all, however, there is nothing particularly genuinely offensive in the book and as long as you stick with 10 and above, the content should be fine for most readers.
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A must for Adventure Time fans
by C. Blankenship (5 out of 5 stars)
January 24, 2015

I'm not going to lie - I bought this for my daughter for Christmas, just to discover that she already owned it - so I ended up keeping it for myself. A fun little book for one of the most awesome shows ever devised. I remember when this show first started airing - I never paid much attention to it because the colorful characters and candy people made it look like a kids' show. My teenage daughter forced me to sit down and watch the first episode with her. I'm glad she did! This show is awesome and the book is a lot fun. If you're an Adventure Time fan, this is an absolute must-buy. If you haven't given the show a chance yet, you don't know what you're missing. I'm a 37 year old man into guns, knives, cars, and cigars - and I find this show to be amazing. Safe to watch with the family but twisted and weird enough to hold my attention. The characters actually grow on you. Pendleton Ward, you are a genius.
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The Most Elaborate Book on "Adventure Time" Ever (Probably)
by Tim Coogan (5 out of 5 stars)
December 24, 2014

For those of you that don't know, Hunson Abadeer is not only the Lord of Evil, but also the father of Marceline the Vampire Queen. And he himself has compiled this unusually interesting book about all the people and places you know from the "Adventure Time" series on Cartoon Network.

In this book, you'll find interesting biographies of a wide number of characters as well as a few things you may not know about them, too. Other things include special trading cards drawn by Ice King, an instruction manual for BMO, and intricate travel guides of all the places in the enchanted Land of Ooo among other bizarre stuff. And throughout these pages, you'll find notes and other scribbles courtesy of Finn, Jake, and Marceline, too, which make an interesting commentary of sorts.

But don't get me wrong on this, but it seems that the Lord of All Evil knows a lot about things and beyond and makes him feel much smarter than you, too. Well, some facts are more revealing than others and you'd be better off not knowing some anyway. But, either way, I hope you can find more surprising secrets as long as you keep watching this phenomenal series on Cartoon Network.
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What time is it?
by Amazon Customer (4 out of 5 stars)
August 1, 2013

I was very excited when I first heard this book was being made. I've been a huge AT fan since the show began and was hoping the book would be more like an actual encyclopedia of the Land of Ooo. I didn't get what I wanted but it's still pretty math!

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.
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by Cyrus (4 out of 5 stars)
July 17, 2016

This a wonderfully put together book of Adventure Time awesomeness.

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.
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ALGEBRAIC!!! A mathematical time in the Land of OOO!
by Shimotsu (5 out of 5 stars)
November 7, 2013

OOO!!! The land of it! The more you already know about OOO the moar you'll appreciate the book. It's FILLED with tidbits of juicy info and insight that hardcore AT fans will love. Even if you don't know that much about Adventure Time you'll still love it as you'll get to know everything inside the land of OOO.

Kids will enjoy reading about their favorite TV stars but most of the jokes will go above their heads. To them this will be a fun and cool encyclopedia for their show and they'll probably wonder why their parents are laughing hysterically while reading the same page they just did.

Get it and you won't be disappointed!
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A well made and interesting look into the Land of OOO
by thomas mitchell (5 out of 5 stars)
August 5, 2013

This book contains Information on most of the main characters and locations from the show. It mostly includes information from the show but it does provide information that hasn't been shown and miscellaneous factoids. The book is written from the point of view of Hunson Aberdeer (AKA Marceline's Dad) and its hilariously in character. Finn, Jake and Marceline right in their commentary of his cynical retelling of information. It's a good book for even casual fans of the show to buff up on their Adventure Time know-how or long time fans to scrutinized over the new information about their favorites. I hope there is another with expanded information on some of the recurring characters as the biographies only focus on the main cast. Biographies on Flame Princess, Tree Trunks, Billy, The Lich and some of the other Princesses would be Rad. Still doesn't lesson the value of this humorous guided tour through OOO.
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Best Adventure Time book they could have ever made, no lie.
by Taylor Lejeune (5 out of 5 stars)
July 27, 2013

I absolutely love this book, the lore is incredible. The pictures are so bright and so vivid. It has everything that you could ever want to know about Adventure Time, you really won't find another Adventure Time book as informative and fun to read as this.
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Adventure Time Fans!!
by SandySue (5 out of 5 stars)
December 16, 2013

I am 24 years old and my fiancé is 25. We love adventure time and we are proud of it! I bought this book for his birthday and I know he will just adore it. This book is great for adults who love the shows setting and mythological atmosphere, along with it's characters. This book would also be great for someone who hasn't seen every episode at least twice because it basically fills you in on the history of almost everything. Pendleton Ward's amazingly deep, dark, and light hearted show explained by Hunson Abadeer.

This is not a behind the scenes book. It's a guide and encyclopedia to everything within the show explained comically.

Came sooner than expected!

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