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Atlas of Adventures

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  181 ratings  ·  28 reviews
A 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (National Council for the Social Studies-Children's Book Council )

Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil, or a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than
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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published August 6th 2015 by Wide Eyed Editions (first published October 2nd 2014)
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Miss Kelly
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Soren's 10th birthday gift
Vanessa
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure, travel
Loved the illustrations and the information this book contains. More places I'd like to go as part of my bucket list based on reading this book.
PEI Public Library Service
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“This book celebrates the great diversity of our planet: with every turn of the page, you’ll come across different animals, people, and sights unique to each of the four corners of the globe.”
For any little (or big) adventurers out there, the Atlas of Adventures: A Collection of Natural Wonders, Exciting Experiences by Rachel Williams is a must read! This book will take you to the horse parade at Fara Del Caballo in Spain, score a goal in Senegal, or go to sleep under the Northern Lights in
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Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: grades 3-5
Shelves: nonfiction, geography
A visually stunning, illustrated atlas filled with facts from around the globe. Atlas of Adventures celebrates the diversity of planet Earth by highlighting people, animals, cultural traditions, and natural wonders. Meet Millions of Monarch Butterflies of Mexico, Set the World Aglow at Hong Kong's Lantern Festival, and Go to Sleep Under the Northern Lights of Finland are some of the contents that are organized by continent. The author carefully chose not to overwrite with text; a concise main ...more
Ellie Labbett
A very attractively presented non-fiction text that explores different landmarks and events across the globe. Wonderful for revealing just how diverse the world really is- from the Great Barrier Reef, Highland Games to Rio Canival, Letherland has included an adventure to pique every reader’s interest. This book is very easy to dip in and out of as the moment take you, but I felt like I was waiting for something a bit more… Whether this be a change in format or different levels of information to ...more
Magila
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We picked this one up at the local library since the boys are into geography and the world right now. Large, beautifully illustrated and informative, this is one of the best children’s books we have ever read.

Be aware that it is long, there are almost 100 pages with each rather filled with facts. It’s organized in a very comprehensible way and can easily be read over time, but younger children will most certainly not sit all the way through it.

I plan to purchase this book and give it as a gift
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Luci Randall
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: grandkids
I bought this book to read to my grandsons... I thought it was stories placed in the many locations... instead, it's a couple pages of "fun facts" for each location. The boys weren't interested. I was disappointed.
Maren Prestegaard
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great reference.
Shay
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
We borrowed this from our library and missed it when we took it back.
Giki
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
beautiful big illustrations full of fun and detail, this is really a book that kids can get lost in. Ideal for reading together, it is a perfect bedtime book
Rebecca
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lovely visual resource for geography to encourage younger children.
Lots of lovely illustrations to aid with explanations.
More interesting than your average atlas!
Laura Paulisich
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!!! #thankyou!
David Haggett
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I learned that the macaques are one of a handful of animals who wash their food.
LizzyBerry
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
Wonderfully illustrated book with unique facts and tidbits. I took one star off because riding elephants in Thailand shouldn't be an adventure.
Amy Lafleur Meyers
Part atlas, part bucket list, as well as part search and find book, the Atlas of Adventures shows kids (and grown-ups) places to see and things to experience around the world. Adventures are organized sections by continent, each containing a two-page spread map with adventures marked on their respective spots. Each adventure also gets a two-page colorful ink illustration of that activity with a small inset map of the country's place in the world. Fun facts and information are scattered ...more
Christyn
4/5 Stars

Atlas of Adventures was a bright, colorfully illustrated book that was part atlas, part adventure and part search/find. Organized by continents (Europe, North America, Central and South America, Asia and the Middle East, Africa, Australia and Oceania and Antarctica), each continent is introduced in a two page spread that has a summary of adventures (marked in their spot on the map). Do note the book doesn’t cover all the adventures listed on the continents introductory page, but only
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Diana
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'll definitely be buying this for some young one in my life! I've just browsed through this large picture book but I love it and can't wait to delve further. What's not to love in a book with the front endpaper full of Monarch butterflies and back endpaper full of Emperor penguins? Adventures start in Europe then move on to North America, Central & South America, Asia & the Middle East, Africa, Australasia & Oceania and finally finish up in Antarctica. Though this is a children's ...more
Aly
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: grades 3-5
A visually stunning, illustrated atlas filled with facts from around the globe. Atlas of Adventures celebrates the diversity of planet Earth by highlighting people, animals, cultural traditions, and natural wonders. Meet Millions of Monarch Butterflies of Mexico, Set the World Aglow at Hong Kong's Lantern Festival, and Go to Sleep Under the Northern Lights of Finland are some of the contents that are organized by continent. The author carefully chose not to overwrite with text; a concise main ...more
Missy
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Even though I found this book visually overwhelming with the amount of text, pictures, and things to look at per page, I think that kids would really like to spend time hunting and searching on each page.

It contained a lot of interesting facts and information and facts about our world, organized geographically by continent. It makes for a much more adventurous way to travel the world than looking at a map!

Though the business may cause sensory overload for some, I think many children will find
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Jen
Mar 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
I was immediately bothered by a stronger emphasis on some continents (such as Europe and North America) and considerable less emphasis on others (such as Africa). I continue to wonder through what lenses these adventures were viewed and why would the continents with the largest populations (Asia and Africa) have fewer adventures overall.
Molly
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile-books
This is a really cool book- I wish I could retroactively read it as a kid or knew a child who actually appreciated books I gave them! The art is just my style- I really enjoyed it- and reading books like this was something I got really into as a kid. Non-fiction, learning-about-the-world sort of books, but with lots of pictures. :) I think middle grade readers could get into this.
Ruth Ann
Nov 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, travel, youth
Skips all over...small type...although very colorful.

Instead of "The Mississippi River" as a section title, the author uses "Dance on the Deck of a Steamboat" which is enticing to kids.

Includes "Can You Find?" section in the back.
Esutterlin
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Browsed this. I like sharing this in a book talk. a lot of these adventures are based on very fun trips that are out of the price range of many travelers, but provide "armchair" travel and exposure to a lot of fascinating and fun dream trips.
Leslie
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved this oversize book and I look forward to adding it to the library!
Jackie LaMaire
cute kids book. i want to remember this so i buy it for all my friends' kiddos
Mehsi
Een superprachtig boek over de wereld. Allemaal feitjes, weetjes en meer. Met prachtige illustraties. Echt een aanrader!
Chris
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