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Mazes Around the World

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Puzzling and mysterious, mazes and labyrinths have fascinated people around the world for centuries.

From England to Egypt, Greece to South Africa and beyond, travel on an exciting journey as you discover the secrets of these intriguing patterns. In this book you'll learn about the many varieties of mazes, from stone to hedge to turf, and you'll hear about the legends surro
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Collins Publishers
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Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: labyrinths
For those who are not familiar with labyrinths and mazes, this book might work. But for my part, I was pretty disappointed with both the content and the illustrations. The content was often based on incomplete and/or inaccurate research, and the corresponding illustrations followed in kind.
Kylee Myers
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This non-fiction book is a collection of mazes around the world. It discusses mazes found in Egypt, Greece, France, Sweden, United Kingdom, to the more modern mazes in North America, even woven mazes of North America. This book gives a summary of facts about each type of maze using many descriptions, like when they were created, who uses them, what they are used for, etc.

I love this book simply because the illustrations are so beautiful. Each maze is drawn out perfectly and so colorfully. I thi
Beverly Kennett
Jan 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book included a great deal of information about mazes and labyrinths around the world and throuought many time periods. It clearly described the differences between a maze and a labyrinth and gave the hisory and examples of each. The map in the beginning of the book illustrates where mazes can be found around the world and the illustrations aided the text in pointing out similarities and differences between the many forms of mazes.
Samantha Penrose
Sep 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: older-kids, history
Fun book.
This covers; ancient Egyption mazes (no longer standing); Mythological Greek mazes; French religious labyrinths; Sweedish stone mazes; the UK's turf, hedge, and water mazes; North American woven mazes, and maize mazes; and South African soekershof mazes.

Sunnyvale Librarian
It's a-mazing! People in many cultures have invented mazes you can actually walk through. Find out about labyrinths and mazes made of walls, stones, green hedges, corn stalks, and cacti. Chances are you'll want to visit some of the mazes shown and make your own labyrinths, too.
May 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: recommeded
Recommended to Jennie by: H.P. at CPE
Gives 10 examples of mazes from all over the world, including the many varieties, meanings and legends that are part of the making of the maze. Adds to intermediate ANcient studies, but contains generally high interest information. gr. 3-7
AR 7.5 -- 0.5
May 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
Not nearly as cool as I wanted it to be.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I never knew there were so many different kinds of mazes, nor that there is a difference between a maze and a labyrinth, until I read this book. Very cool!
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