The purchase of the B&N Exclusive Edition includes a 16" x 21" Explore Your World Poster showcasing the Waitomo Glowworn Caves in New Zealand.
The team behind the #1 bestselling Atlas Obscura presents a kid's illustrated guide to more than 150 of the world's most mesmerizing and mysterious wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent on earth. Travel the world through common points of interest, from strange skeletons (Trunyan Tree cemetery in Indonesia leads you to India's Skeleton Lake, for example) to wild waterfalls (while in Peru visit the Gocta Waterfalland then move on to Antarctica's Blood Falls) to ice caves to bioluminescence.
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||B&N Exclusive Edition|
|Product dimensions:||11.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Dylan Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Atlas Obscura, and a coauthor of Atlas Obscura. He lives in Rosendale, New York. Rosemary Mosco is a science writer and artist. She is the author of the graphic novel Solar System: Our Place in Space and the webcomic Bird and Moon. She lives in Massachusetts. Joy Ang is a freelance artist, children's book illustrator, and character designer for video games and the television series Adventure Time. She lives in Seattle.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The information inside this non-fiction children’s book was very interesting and it made me want to pack my bags and hop on an airplane. I would love to go see the Capuchin Catacombs in Italy and Ho Thuy Tien Water Park in Vietnam, they both sound like great destinations. The book provides just enough information to intrigue my interest in each of the destinations as I travel around the globe. This was such a fun and educational read. Each two-page spread features a region where two unique, places are highlighted. With 50 regions, you get 100 different places to explore that are described in a few paragraphs. There is Kolmanskop, The Odyssey Shipwreck and Skeleton Lake, just to name a few, there is bound to be a destination for everyone. I was intrigued with all these unique places around the globe. With a terrific index and glossary, it’s easy to find what you are looking for. This book is filled with 50 different destinations across the globe. Since this is a children’s book, I can’t see children using this to plan a trip unless they live close to the destination that they chose. So, the “100 extraordinary places to visit” that was written on the front of the cover was hard to believe for this children’s book. I also was disappointed in the illustrations. After all the work the author did to find such great locations, I would have thought the illustrations would have been more life-like. They would have added more to the excitement of the destination than the illustrations that did make its way to the book’s pages. This book provided entertaining and fun information that I really enjoyed but the illustrations were a disappointment for me. I think older children will enjoy reading about these destinations, as will adults but to plan a trip, children will have to “dream” while adults might actually be able to pack their bags. It’s a book worth looking into.
“The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid” is an amazing junior version of “Atlas Obscura,” the #1 New York Times bestseller with more than 600,000 copies in print in its first year. This book for younger readers introduces children to 100 weird-but-true places on earth — a wonderful and thrilling journey! 5/5 Pub Date 18 Sep 2018 Thanks to Workman Publishing Company and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are fully mine. #TheAtlasObscuraExplorersGuideForTheWorldsMostAdventurousKid #NetGalley
If anything will get a child out and exploring it is "The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's most Adventurous Kid". This book is filled with unique destinations all around the world. Each site has a dedicated layout with coordinates, an illustration, and information about why you should see that site. This book is so convincing that the page about Antartica kind of had me reconsidering my winter hater's pledge to never travel there! I love the Atlas Obscura website so I was thrilled to find this children's book! I would absolutely purchase this book as a gift for a child over any toy. Dreams are priceless, and sites to adventure to are fuel for imagination. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.