Our Wonderful World is an essential addition to the bookshelf of any travel-lover, map-maestro or geography genius. Spanning the world from Spain to Singapore, Colombia to Canada, Turkey to Tanzania, discover all you need to know about some of the most awesome places on Earth. Geography, history and culture spill from the pages in this luxuriously illustrated treasure-trove of travel knowledge. Each two-page spread is dedicated to a different country, providing both quick-fire facts and the chance to delve deeper into what makes every nation unique. Natural wonders, bustling metropolises, storied pasts and cultural icons are all presented in expert detail from experienced explorers Ben Handicott and Kalya Ryan, alongside Sol Linero's eye-popping artwork. * Meet our earliest ancestors in Ethiopia, marvel at Machu Picchu in Peru and visit the floating villages of Cambodia in this colourful guide to 50 fascinating countries. * Each spread includes dozens of spotlighted locations, a timeline of the nation's history and introductions to the people who have helped shape it. * With the expertise of Ben Handicott (Hello Atlas, Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World) and Kalya Ryan, alongside the stunning illustrations of Sol Linero (The 50 States, 50 Cities of the U.S.A.), experience the diversity of our world like never before. Our Wonderful World reimagines what maps can be, providing not just a geographical fact-fest but a vivid insight into the history, culture and wildlife that shape our living world. It is the perfect gift for young globetrotters and armchair-travellers alike.
, Kalya Ryan
Country of Publication:
01 September 2020
From 7 to 10 years
Children / Juvenile
Maps include: Argentina Australia and New Zealand Bolivia Brazil Cambodia Canada Chile China Colombia Cuba Egypt Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Ethiopia France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Israel Italy Japan Jordan Kenya Korea Madagascar Malaysia Mexico Morocco Mozambique Nepal The Netherlands Nigeria Peru Philippines Poland Russia Rwanda Saudi Arabia and UAE Scandinavia South Africa Spain Switzerland Thailand Turkey UK and Ireland USA Vietnam
Ben Handicott studied linguistics and education before heading off to learn Vietnamese and Mandarin over a number of years living in Asia. On his return home he published travel books for Lonely Planet. His books with Wide-Eyed Editions include Hello Atlas and Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World. Ben now looks to pass on his love of travel, food and language to his own children. Kalya Ryan is a travel-writer known for her work with Lonely Planet, highlighting the world's most unforgettable beaches, museums, festivals and natural wonders. Our Wonderful World is her first children's book. SolLinero is a children's book illustrator and graphic designer from Buenos Aires. Her distinctive artwork is filled with rich detail, bright colours and a love for local culture. She has worked for Airbnb, Pottery Barn Kids, Unicef and international magazines such as Oprah, Jamie Oliver, Wired and Scholastic. With Wide-Eyed Editions, Sol has also illustrated the bestselling 50 States series.
Reviews for Our Wonderful World: Explore the globe with 50 fact-filled maps!
'Fifty maps illustrated with pictures, timelines and genuinely fascinating facts, make this large and lavish atlas a book to treasure.' -- Marianne Levy * i news * A beautiful global tour of our world written in such a way that would inspire travel to foreign lands. * The School Librarian *