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Lovely Stop-Motion Book Trailers for Stiefvater’s Fantasy Trilogy

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Cut-paper werewolves and newspaper fairies, oh my.

Even though I hardly read fiction, I’m a notorious lover of book trailers, so I found myself mesmerized by these three stop-motion gems for Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Hall fantasy trilogy — Shiver, Linger, and Forever. The most striking part? Stiefvater did the art and the animation and the music herself — I bow.

(It’s also interesting to observe how much better both the technology and the animation technique have become between 2009, when Stiefvater made the first trailer, and the 2011 release of the last one.)

And for the ultimate in book trailer artistry, don’t miss Kirstin Butler’s selection of the 7 finest book trailers of recent years.

via Ebook Apothecary

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