Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide Review and Giveaway Age 8+ (Sent by Workman Publishing)

The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid was released this month by Workman Publishing. Produced by the team behind the incredibly popular Times Best Seller Atlas Obscura, their children's Explorer's Guide edition is a really beautiful book which showcases 100 of the most exciting and unusual places on our Earth. Be an explorer at home and discover the world's treasures...


The authors, Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco, highlight lesser known and hidden places which children are unlikely to have heard of or read about previously. My 10 year old is a voracious fact-collector, but he has found a host of new places, customs and incidents described here - it really is very carefully researched and very different.


The illustrations by Joy Ang are bright and colourful, clearly depicting the description alongside and bringing a realism to the accounts. It's an unusual move not to have photographs, but it works and in many cases is more beautiful than the real thing, bringing a certain calm to the Self-Mummifying Monks of Japan and the Everlasting Lightning Storm in Venezuela.


100 locations are covered, spanning 47 countries, and they weave together following patterns that children will understand and find satisfying - the Museo Atlantico to The Odyssey Shipwreck to Rain Of Fish. Reading the Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide is like an hour spent wandering the internet without coming across anything rubbish or inappropriate.


At the back of the book are pages for you to plan your own exploration, with tips and a map of where you've been when reading this book. It's very much something you read and feel you'd love to experience for yourself. It does get your feet twitching - you want to travel and explore...


A very 'moreish' book which is truly fascinating and full of amazing facts and figures, people and places. Ideal for independent readers 8+, but okay for younger readers with a little help on tricky words, and great for bigger kids and grown ups too. A new favourite here and ideal as a Christmas present for any youngster who finds the world a fascinating place to be...

The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid is published by Workman. Written by Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco, and illustrated by Joy Ang, with 112 full colour pages, find out more about the project on the Atlas Obscura website. Recommended for age 8-12+ and a very reasonable £12.99rrp in hardback, £8.99rrp paperback, available now on Amazon (*aff) or in all good bookshops.


I'm delighted to say that Workman Publishing have offered a copy of the Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid as a prize in my Christmas Present Giveaways. This is a gorgeous book which will make an excellent gift.


Entry to the Giveaway is by Gleam form below and it is open to UK entrants only. None of your details will be used for anything other than to administrate this giveaway. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form, but the giveaway will end at midnight Sunday 2nd December. If you are new to Gleam, there is a link to advice plus my other giveaways on my Giveaways Page....

Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide Giveaway (Age 8+)

We were sent our copy of the Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid for review. *Amazon links are affiliate, which means I earn a few pence if you buy through my link, but you don't pay any more. It helps keep the website running. 

63 comments:

  1. To the North Pole to visit Father Christmas and his elves and reindeer! I would take them some traditional British food as gifts!

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  2. I would go to the South Pole to spend it with penguins and I would have to take them woolly hats to keep warm :)))

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  3. I'd go to Hawaii and I'd take some mulled wine to see what they make of it there

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  4. I would take a winter holiday adventure to Swedish Lapland and I'd bring the reindeer carrots.

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  5. It will be in a Castle in Scotland, I will take some mince pies for the inhabitants.

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  6. Would go to Mauritius and bring some UK products to try

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  7. I would go to Austria, to visit one of the villages that has Christmas festivities on the frozen lake, and I would take a bag of Uncle Joe's Mintballs because they are so very different from any of the local sweets.

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  8. To Neverneverland - chocolate always goes down a treat

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  9. I would visit Iceland to stay in an ice hotel & I would bring them a hot water bottle lol :D

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  10. I would go to New Zealand and have summer on the beach, and maybe take them a traditional Christmas dinner!

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  11. id go back to goa i visited for christmas in 2012 i would take some chocolate and sweets for our taxi driver he had a very sweet tooth when i saw him hes alwaays eating sweets

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  12. I would go to Australia because I've never been somewhere warm over Christmas and I would take snow with me :)

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  13. I'd go to the moon, and take plenty of soup ;-)

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  14. I want to go somewhere warm! I'd take some Christmas presents with me and cheer up some strangers!

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  15. I'd go to LAPLAND & bring carrots for the reindeers!

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  16. I would love to go to Africa and take lots of gifts for the less fortunate

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  17. I would go to somewhere remote in the middle of nowhere armed with a bundle of board games because everyone should play monopoly at least once right?!!

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  18. I'd love to go to New York for Christmas - not all that adventurous but I can't help but feel it would be an incredible experience. I'd take Heinz Ketchup and Bisto gravy granules because my family in the USA are mad on the stuff!

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  19. las vegas and i would take some pigs in blankets

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  20. I’d go back in time with the benefit of hindsight

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  21. I would go to Venus, and take the locals some classic Love song cd,s !!

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  22. I would go to Hawaii, I love the people and the culture and I would take a white Christmas

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  23. Definitely Lapland! I would take Scottish tablet!

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  24. I'd go to the Amazon rainforest & take some mince pies for anyone I might meet there.

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  25. The north pole and I would take sardines for the penguins

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  26. lapland i would bring some stornoway black pudding to try

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  27. I would like to go to the Faraway Tree so I can visit lots of different lands! I would take some of my husband's rocky road bars he makes as they are very tasty! x

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  28. I’d go to Switzerland and take lots of mince pies with me

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  29. I would go to Morocco as they culture is so different. I would bring a hamper of British food and drink (and hope they like it).

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  30. I have always wanted to visit Lapland at Christmas

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  31. I'd go to Norway, and I'd take some fantasy novels with me so we could share cultural reading differences and swap a few xx

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  32. Lap land see santa and his elfs. We would take them socks and hot chocolate keep them warm

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  33. With my William seeing the orangutans in Borneo

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  34. I would to heaven and visit my gran I would take [hoes of all her great and great, great grandchildren

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  35. I would go to see the Northern Lights in Iceland and take some Cornish pasties and see what the Icelandic people think of them.

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  36. The Land of Oz, I would take some red shoes just in case there was no way back

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  37. I would want to take a trip on the magic school bus, those kids seem to have great adventures and then I wouldn't need to worry about taking the right gift because the Magic school bus always provides everything you need!

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  38. l'd spend it on the Sea of Tranquillity with a present for me . . . . a bottle of wine

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  39. Michelle Ferguson25 November 2018 at 13:49

    I would like Tobago to Lapland and I would take them some shortbread

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  40. I would go to a dessert island and take some bottles of wine, hopefully there wouldn't be any inhabitants so I would get to drink it

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  41. I would go to the moon and take plenty of crackers along!

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  42. I would visit New Zealand and I would take Haggis with me. I don't think anyone makes haggis there, but there are a lot of Scots, or descendants of Scots who live there. I would bring them a wee taste of home. Oh and I'd bring a bottle of malt whisky to wash it down with.

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  43. I would love to go to Sweden for Xmas, i ant think of what I would take.

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  44. Would visit Norway for the Northern Lights

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  45. I'd visit the Domincan Republic and take them some Whisky as a change from their Rum

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  46. Australia for the sunshine and I would take some chestnuts to roast

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  47. Iceland and I'd take Gin, although I suspect they've got some pretty good ones already!

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  48. To the Moon for cheese and crackers

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  49. You've got me thinking. Probably St Mark's Square in Venice and I would take lots of food for the pigeons to help keep them warm and healthy over the winter.

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  50. I'd love to spend some time somewhere really remote like Mongolia. iI'd take them some Christmas treats to try

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  51. I would love to go to Lapland and we would take food for the reindeer.

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  52. South Africa (for the sun :-) Probably take some shortbread just to remind us of home and share about

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  53. I would love to go to Vegas with a load of wine!

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  54. We would go to New Zealand and take some oatcakes!

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  55. I'd visit a tribe in the South American rainforest and bring them shortbread for them to try.

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  56. I'd have to take a trip to the Chicxulub Crater in Mexico

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  57. I would love to go to Italy and explore the fascinating buildings

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