The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid : 47 countries, 100 extraordinary places to visit
The hottest place on earth, and the coldest. Lava lakes and the otherworldly Blood Falls of Antarctica. An underwater spaceship graveyard and a museum of dancing mummies. As compelling as the destinations is the way the book unfolds. Imagine the world's most ingenious tour guide working with an unlimited budget, and this is the journey you'd take: hopscotching from country to country in a daisy chain of connecting attractions. For example, visit the site of a mysterious meteor crash in Siberia, then turn the page and learn about one in the Yucatan. While in Mexico, visit the fantastical crystal caves, and then turn the page to find yourself in another massive cave, this time in Vietnam.
Illustrated in gorgeous and appropriately evocative full-spread watercolours, this book is a passport to a world of hidden possibilities.
- Hardback | 112 pages
- 229 x 302 x 15.24mm | 929.86g
- 16 Oct 2018
- Workman Publishing
- New York, United States
- full-color illustrations throughout
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16 Oct 2018
"Hey kids: Geography can be fun! At least when it involves an illustrated guide to 100 magical destinations, including the Waitomo Glowworm Caves of New Zealand and South Africa's Boulders Penguin Colony. Just don't blame us if next year the little ones ask for a round-trip ticket to Ethiopia's Lava Lakes."--The Washington Post
"Curiosity is both a must and a given. The tone is consistently upbeat but not melodramatic, giving the oddments a sense of reality rather than fantasy--that you could go and witness these phenomena yourself. One delectable sampler of wonders, there for the asking."--Kirkus
★ "This unique atlas impresses the interconnectedness of the world upon readers, stoking their sense of respect, wonder, and opportunity."--Booklist, Starred Review
"This full-color guide to a trip around the world features some of the most remarkable and mysterious places on Earth." -- Shelf Awareness
About Dylan Thuras
Rosemary Mosco is a science communicator and acclaimed cartoonist. She is the author of the graphic novel Solar System: Our Place in Space and the webcomic Bird and Moon. She lives in Massachusetts.