Best In-Print Books for Beginners

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Best In-Print Books for Beginners

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Hi all! - I've been asked to recommend some good, currently in-print books for beginners. Ideally, these would have clear, explanatory diagrams for simple to slightly more intermediate models that also introduce the reader to basic folds (reverse folds, crimps, sinks, etc.) so that they could advance to more complex models eventually (i.e., not pureland models--nothing against that style intended, though!). These would also be books in English and readily available via Amazon or some such source. I haven't paid any attention to beginner-level books in quite some time, so I don't know what's available nowadays. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated--thank you! :D
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Re: Best In-Print Books for Beginners

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I've heard "Origami for Dummies" by Nick Robinson and any book by John Montrol is a good option, but I've never seen them. I like Easy Origami by Chris Alexander and Mary Meinking is a good option :).
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I know of some of the older Montroll books, but I'll see what's new there. And I'll check out those other two--thanks for the suggestions!
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I’d second the recommendation for John Montroll books. Our second grader was able to work through both Easy Origami and Easy Origami Animals with just a little bit of help. I wouldn’t say that these get up to intermediate level folds, but several of the other Montroll books would be good follow ups after these.
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Gerardo wrote: October 24th, 2020, 12:17 am I've heard "Origami for Dummies" by Nick Robinson
No no, my encyclopedia is far better

https://nickorigami.com/books/encyclopedia-of-origami/
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