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Now in Paperback: “The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid”

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Jul 7, 2022

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Available July 19, The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is now in paperback! At $14.95, the book, called a “thrillingly imaginative expedition to 100 weird-but-true places on earth” by The New York Times, is recommended for children 8–12 — the perfect inspiration for your next family travels.

 

Written by Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco, the book spans 100 real destinations in 47 countries on every continent, with full-color illustrations by Joy Ang. The book sends curious young readers on an adventurous journey including:

 

  • Witness the migration of blue whales through the North Atlantic in Iceland
  • Fly with giant fruit bats in Zambia
  • Discover Mexico’s incredible caves filled with crystals
  • Enter the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong, in Vietnam
  • Find rare animals in Australia
  • If you dare, learn more about Brazil’s Snake Island, home to nearly 4,000 venomous snakes
  • Peer into the reds, purples, yellows and greens of Colombia’s most beautiful river
  • Marvel at the Blood Falls of Antarctica
  • Take in the rainbow-hued Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone

 

Kids also enjoy extra fun with things like a handy packing list, a world map, facts, GPS coordinates and travel advice.

 

Praise for the book includes:

 

“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 

 

“This unique atlas impresses the interconnectedness of the world upon readers, stoking their sense of respect, wonder, and opportunity.”—Booklist, Starred Review

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