Atlas of Animal Adventures
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Atlas of Animal Adventures

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From the team behind the bestselling Atlas of Adventures, this journey of discovery takes you in large format through 31 of nature's most unmissable animal events from between the two poles.

Celebrate the incredible ways in which animals survive in the wild, from epic migrations and extraordinary behaviours to Herculean habits. There are hundreds of things to spot and facts to learn with every turn of the page, as you'll meet another of nature's most adventurous creatures, learning about their amazing behaviours and habitats.

Each section begins with an infographic map of the region it explores, followed by richly detailed two-page spreads featuring its most fascinating creatures. You'll get to run with the wildebeest in Kenya, nest with the puffins in Iceland, parade with the peacocks in India, hit the dance floor with the birds of paradise in New Guinea and go north with the narwhals of Canada, among many other adventures.

The quirky illustrations make the animals' lives relatable to our own with humorous surprises: look out for a drone bee delivering a bunch of flowers to his queen, polar bears using binoculars to watch for seals, and cold-blooded iguanas basking in the sun on beach blankets.

Interesting facts and figures pepper the scenes. Did you know that a Zambian fruit bat can gobble up to twice its body weight in fruit each night? Or that elephants have longer pregnancies than any other land animal - about 22 months!? Or that, at only one day old, a caribou calf can outrun a human? A 'Can you find?' page at the back challenges you to explore the pages even deeper by locating the pictured animals and objects.

Children and adults alike will find inspiration in the extraordinary feats of these wonderful creatures.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 272 x 370 x 17mm | 1,053g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847807925
  • 9781847807922
  • 29,935

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'Beautiful exploration of the natural world.' * Family Traveller * 'A truly stunning book full of animal wonders from right across the world.' * Read It Daddy * 'A terrific book! A collection of nature's most unmissable events, epic migrations and extraordinary behaviours.' * Books go Walkabout * 'This superb book takes the reader on an exciting and informative journey of discovery, continent by continent.' * Parents in Touch * 'This is the perfect Christmas gift - truly unique and stylish and absolutely the perfect book to gift to a child (or even a book loving adult!).' * Let Them Be Small * 'A lovely sequel to 'The Atlas of Adventures'.' * Cotswold Life *
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About Rachel Williams

LUCY LETHERLAND is an illustrator based in London. She graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2011 with a First Class BA (Hons) in illustration with animation. Lucy's work is strongly led by humour and narrative, creating a playful, graphic quality. Atlas of Adventures was Lucy's first book for children, and the series has since grown to include Atlas of Animal Adventures, Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World, Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures, Atlas of Ocean Adventures, Atlas of Adventures: Activity Fun Pack, Atlas of Adventures: Travel Edition and Atlas of Record-Breaking Adventures.

Australian-born Rachel Williams studied creative writing before becoming an editor and publisher of children's books. She is the author of many books for children, including Atlas of Animal Adventures and Illuminature. She lives and works in London.

Once a children's book editor, Emily Hawkins is now a full-time author. Her work has been featured on the New York Times bestseller list (Oceanology, 2009) as well as winning the Children's Travel Book of the Year Award (Atlas of Animal Adventures, 2016). Along with her background in children's non-fiction Emily has a strong interest in myth, folklore and storytelling. In 2020 she wrote A Natural History of Fairies, which has been translated into twelve languages, selling more than 100,000 copies worldwide. Emily holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and lives in Winchester, UK.
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93 ratings
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 57% (53)
4 27% (25)
3 15% (14)
2 1% (1)
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