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Barefoot Books Amazing Places

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Explore the stories of fifteen incredible landmarks, from Angkor Wat to Stonehenge to the Colosseum, in this comprehensive illustrated guide. Readers will get to know the people who built these places of wonder, the best ways to visit them and their mysteries that still puzzle historians today.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 15th 2020 by Barefoot Books
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Tara Brown
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Passport...check! Suitcase...check! Let’s get ready for takeoff! Amazing Places written by Miralda Colombo, illustrated by Beatrice Cerocchi, and published by Barefoot Books takes readers on an adventurous, educational journey across the globe to the world’s most remarkable landmarks in fifteen different countries. Filled with beautiful, full-page illustrations, this well-written, fun-filled book of guided tours is one that will be enjoyed by readers, explorers, and travelers of all ages, childr ...more
Stephanie Bange
Nov 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Armchair traveling in the nick of time!

Readers are treated to fifteen amazing man-made wonders to see from around the world in this oversized browser, some well-known such as the Colosseum, Great Wall of China, and Parthenon, while others are less-familiar such as Basílica de la Sagrada Família, Neuschwanstein Castle, and Angkor Wat. Each place is given four pages of information, the first two-page spread is the site itself with a paragraph overview. With the turn of the page, readers will find
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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AMAZING PLACES is a delightful exploration of 15 manmade wonders, including the Taj Mahal, pyramids, and Moai (Easter Island). The book features information and fun facts about each place plus plenty of color and illustrations of the places and details. This is a really large collection, featuring key places from around the world.

What I loved: This book includes tons of fascinating facts with some details I did not know. The places
Elizabeth Madarang
Jan 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Amazing Places was gifted to be by author Colombo, illustrator Beatrice Cerocchi, and Barefoot Books Publishers. The "Ready to Go?" allows the reader to easily determine where to start his/her adventure! The author chooses places throughout the world except for North America. Additionally, the author defines vocabulary related to the places or monuments described throughout the book. While the illustrations are authentically detailed, photographs of each would add depth for the reader’s understa ...more
Kailey (Luminous Libro)
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This book gives information about fifteen famous places around the world, beautifully illustrated with colorful drawings. The book includes the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge, the Colosseum, Easter Island, the Great Wall of China, and many more! Each landmark has a four-page spread with facts and history about the location, the people who built it, what to look for as a tourist, and how the structures are preserved.

I love the cartoony art style. The people in the illustrations look like cute little carto
This oversized book takes readers around the globe to visit 15 famous monuments, including the Taj Mahal and the Moai of Easter Island. Each structure is introduced with a double-page spread, followed by two pages of panels exploring the unique features of each special place. Readers may be particularly pleased by the "Enter and Be Amazed" sections as well as the "Pack Your Bag" element, which offers suggestions about what to bring if they travel to this spot as well as what memento to bring hom ...more
Interesting survey of 15 high-interest global locations. Appreciated the inclusion of some lesser-discussed tourist spots (Petra, Ankor Wat). A double-page spread shows the site in a fairly basic illustration; the next DPS includes travel tidbits ('Enter and Be Amazed'), an up close look, suggestions on what to pack if you visit, etc. ...more
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