Lonely Planet Not for Parents Great Britain

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'.

It is the real, inside story about one of the world's most exciting places - Great Britain. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about kids down the mines, battles on the football field, secret stones and kings and queens galore. Check out cool stories about a famous spy, an underwater monster, a flying scotsman and ...

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Overview

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'.

It is the real, inside story about one of the world's most exciting places - Great Britain. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about kids down the mines, battles on the football field, secret stones and kings and queens galore. Check out cool stories about a famous spy, an underwater monster, a flying scotsman and a flying great grandmother. You'll find hats and bats, crazy laws, royal limos and some amazing legends.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Klay Lamprell

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, children's books, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 4–8—Most kids haven't heard of Ferret leggers. And it's unlikely that they know that in China, street vendors sell fast food such as scorpions on a stick or that young koalas eat their mother's poop. Full of unique bits of history, information, oddities, tales, etc., these titles will surely pique the interest of middle-grade readers, especially since this age group tends to enjoy the gross, the far out, and unusual. Each spread focuses on a well-known characteristic of the featured country. The busy page layout splatters a variety of black-and-white snapshots, bright and colorful photos, drawings, cartoons, and amusing text bubbles on slick paper with vibrant background colors, while offering a variety of uncommon historical and cultural facts and events. In Australia, there are facts about sharks, kangaroos, vegemite, snakes, bush living, sailing and yachting, the outback, and more; Great Britain covers unusual contests and traditions, Bobbies, the royals, dogs, etc., while China includes the massive population, dynasties, the emperor's palace, tea, the Chinese zodiac, kites, the Great Wall, and much more. With such a wide variety of information, presented with numerous font styles, colors, and pictures, the pages seem a little chaotic and tough to follow, but they're still fun. Websites and even a few more tidbits of information run along the lower part of the right page. Entertaining resources.—Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781743214213
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Series: Not for Parents Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 700,433
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted June 23, 2013

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    Reviewed by Avery, age 9, for City Book Review I¿m not even sure

    Reviewed by Avery, age 9, for City Book Review
    I’m not even sure where to start with this book because it was so awesome and now I want to read the rest! The cover is a bright lime green covered with all of these really neat drawing and a giant magnifying glass in the middle. When you open the book you see the cover folds in, my mom says they are called French flaps, and they tell you all about the book and the other books in the series.
    “About Harry Potter…The finished book was rejected eight times before finally being published in 1997.”
    You should start with the index because this book has everything and in no real order. The first thing posted is a map of Great Britain, which tells you where Great Britain is.

    Did you know Scotland Yard is not even in Scotland? Neither did I and it was only one of the hundreds of cool facts I did learn while reading this book.

    It really is a very exciting book and even though it says “Not for Parent’s” they need to read this book too. I bet they will be shocked with all of the new stuff they learn.
    *This book was provided in exchange for an honest review*
    *You can view the original review at City Book Review

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