The Cities Book

Bridget Gleeson (Author) Nicola Williams (Author)
& 3 more
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Description

Do you know where in the world you can buy drinkable gold; why an 'elephant's foot' is one of the most dangerous objects in the world; or where you might have to swim to school? Discover the answers to these questions and loads more mindblowing facts in The Cities Book, where readers aged 8+ are taken on an incredible world tour through 86 of the world's greatest cities.

Sister title to the bestselling The Travel Book, every page is packed with facts on city living, and gives kids a flavour of what it's like to grow up in each place featured. From food and festivals, to awesome architecture and amazing history - there's something for everyone. A mix of wow photography, beautiful illustrations and hand drawn maps bring each page to life. It's the perfect gift for curious kids everywhere.

Contents

  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Vancouver
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas
  • New Orleans
  • Nashville
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington DC
  • Miami
  • Havana
  • Kingston
  • Mexico City
  • Oaxaca City
  • La Paz
  • Cartagena
  • Manaus
  • Rio de Janiero
  • Cuzco
  • Buenos Aires
  • Ushuaia
  • Reykjavik
  • Tromso
  • Stockholm
  • Copenhagen
  • Edinburgh
  • London
  • Dublin
  • Amsterdam
  • Brussels
  • Paris
  • Berlin
  • Munich
  • Krakow
  • Prague
  • Vienna
  • Moscow
  • Pripyat
  • Istanbul
  • Athens
  • Rome
  • Vatican City
  • Venice
  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Lisbon
  • Marrakesh
  • Cairo
  • Timbuktu
  • Dakar
  • Addis Ababa
  • Nairobi
  • Zanzibar Town
  • Cape Town
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Dubai
  • Samarkand
  • Mumbai
  • Varanasi
  • Thimphu
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • Beijing
  • Chengdu
  • Hong Kong
  • Bangkok
  • Singapore
  • Hanoi
  • Manila
  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Pyongyang
  • Seoul
  • Darwin
  • Perth
  • Ballarat
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Auckland
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Apia
  • South Tarawa

About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be.

From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is.

It's going to be a big adventure - come explore!

Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
Lonely Planet
Publish Date
September 20, 2016
Pages
212
Dimensions
9.1 X 0.8 X 12.0 inches | 2.62 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781786570192

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About the Author

Tom Woolley is an illustrator who works on children's books and colorful maps. He lives in the historic City of Bradford in West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. When not busy illustrating, Tom likes to ride his bike and loves to travel and explore new places.

Reviews

This inviting guidebook introduces 86 global cities...vivid photography and folk art-style illustrations...this immersive reading experience paints a striking portrait of the vibrant diversity of the planet.-- "Publishers Weekly" (9/1/2016 12:00:00 AM)
The oversized book travels through 86 cities around the world and is jam-packed with photos, facts, and interesting tidbits about everything from famous and funny landmarks, unique holidays and festivals, city-specific foods and treats, and amazing places to explore. Every page is gorgeous, and this book is guaranteed to inspire wanderlust and curiosity among your kids.-- "GeekDad" (9/1/2016 12:00:00 AM)
A fun and fact filled look at cities across the globe filled with beautiful photographs, adorable illustrations, and hand-drawn maps that are perfect for pre-vacation inspiration.-- "Trekaroo" (9/1/2016 12:00:00 AM)
The information provided is dynamic and accompanied by images and artifacts so that a mental picture of the city can be formed. Students will be captivated by the vibrant colors and photos depicting various sights, from the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles to the BMW headquarters in Munich.-- "School Library Journal" (9/1/2016 12:00:00 AM)