The Atlas obscura explorer’s Guide for the world’s Most Adventurous kid
A beautiful way to travel the world from your chair
Author: Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco Publisher: Workman Publishing
Price: £14.99 / $19.95
Release date: Out now
Everyone has seen an atlas, or taken a trip around the globe with Google Maps looking at some of the most popular cities and tourist spots, right? You can fly from the Golden Gate Bridge to Moscow’s Red Square without leaving your house. But those aren’t the world’s most adventurous locations, which is why this book is so much fun.
Atlas Obscura takes you on a trip to the world’s lesser-known locations; points on the map that contain incredible wonders, forgotten treasures, or creepy places. Each one is beautifully illustrated by Joy Ang, with children often present as exploratory guides. The drawings bring it all to life, while the authors’ descriptions help readers understand what each one holds.
For us, the best part is that each page includes a longitude and latitude. Type these into Google Maps and you can see these amazing places from the sky or – if you’re lucky and someone has shared their photos – from inside.
After reading this we spent ages globetrotting online, seeing some of the amazing places mentioned in the book. It’s inspiring, so don’t be surprised if you end up longing to visit some of them for real.
“After reading this we spent ages browsing some of the locations online”