Lonely Planet Not for Parents London: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

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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 famous cities - London. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about famous and infamous people, creepy underground places, dark history and strange characters galore. Check out cool stories about graffiti artists, murdered princes and people from all over. ...

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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 famous cities - London. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about famous and infamous people, creepy underground places, dark history and strange characters galore. Check out cool stories about graffiti artists, murdered princes and people from all over. You'll find royalty, punks and sleuths, and some amazingly weird food.

  • Heard about the abseilers who wash a clockface for a living?
  • Would you want to eat jellied eels?
  • How could anyone be lucky to be beheaded?
  • Whatever does 'this is my trouble and strife' mean?

This book shows you a London your parents probably don't even know about.

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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Gr 4 Up—Incorporating the format of a DK "Eyewitness" book and the irreverence of a history lesson taught by Monty Python, this volume is chock-a-block with facts and trivia about the city. In the spirit of rambling discovery, there is no particular order to the organization. Each page introduces an aspect of London that is either historical (the mystery of Jack the Ripper), cultural (pop music), or iconic (Big Ben). Information about Harry Potter, Brick Lane, the London Eye, and graffiti artist Banksy helps to keep the book from reading simply like a nostalgic retrospective of a city populated by Cockneys and Pearly Kings; it shows London to be a contemporary metropolis still honing its character nearly 2000 years after starting out as a Roman fortified port. A "Want more?" feature at the bottom of each page provides a link to a website for further investigation. In keeping with the tone of the book, the sites are quirky, a little bit touristy, and educational on the sly. The artwork incorporates photographs, cartoons, maps, reproductions of famous paintings and statues, and plenty of voice bubbles. This book is strictly for pleasure, and will certainly be received as such. While proudly declaring that it is not a guidebook, Not-for-Parents London could be used as a checklist for anyone preparing to visit the city (or in need of a Cockney rhyming slang dictionary).—Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742208169
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Series: Not for Parents Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 175,399
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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    As an elementary school teacher, I was thrilled to encounter thi

    As an elementary school teacher, I was thrilled to encounter this whole series (Rome, New York, Paris and the Travel Book), as it seems that geography is increasingly less emphasized in schools and North American students are often geographically/culturally unaware of the world. This fun, colorful, graphic, quarky book is an easy read that kids will be intrigued to look at, and then will find themselves interested to actually dig in and read, as the pages are totally engrossing. They will be excited to find out the bizarre facts about London and the other places in this series; they will feel proud to show off their knowledge to their friends and parents, who probably don't know half of the details about these places that their kids will know after reading this. This is a great collection to showcase on every teacher's book shelves and will help incite interest and enthusiasm during social studies lessons! It is especially great for kids who are curious about the world and hungry for adventurous travel, but it is also a great source of inspiration for those who don't know they dream of traveling yet! Parents planning a family trip will love how excited their kids will be when preparing for the trip and how engaged and informative they will be during the trip after having read these books. It will make the trip a much more thrilling and meaningful experience for the kids and the parents. These books really help to open up the world to kids and expand their perspectives, which is so important both for educational and humanistic reasons.

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