The At­las ob­scura explorer’s Guide for the world’s Most Ad­ven­tur­ous kid

A beau­ti­ful way to travel the world from your chair

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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”

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