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Maps

Category: Book
By (author): Mizielinska, Aleksandra
By (author): Mizielinski, Daniel
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Reference / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Geography
Publisher: Candlewick
Published: October 2013
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 112
Size: 14.75in x 10.93in x 0.66in
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$ 47.00
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Travel the world without leaving your living room.

This book of maps is a visual feast for readers of all ages, with lavishly drawn illustrations from the incomparable Mizielinskis. It features not only borders, cities, rivers, and peaks, but also places of historical and cultural interest, eminent personalities, iconic animals and plants, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts associated with every region of our planet.
Review Quote*[A] sumptuous illustrated children's atlas that combines chic, muted colors with witty and informative drawings on heavy matte paper that whispers under the fingers. ... The sort of book you can't help touching, "Maps" is as likely to engross adults as it is 7- to 10-year-olds. ... [I]t gives aesthetic pleasure all the way from the table of contents to the flags of the world at book's end.
-The Wall Street Journal

This handsome and fun-to-browse volume will inspire armchair travelers. ... The artwork's muted earth tones, decorative borders, and fine-lined drawings are reminiscent of an antique rendering, while the numerous small cartoon illustrations add a light, contemporary touch. ... [W]insome renderings.
-School Library Journal

[A] nonfiction visual feast... [G]loriously portrays the world's profusion of creatures, mountains and man-made structures in chic, subdued shades of beige, mauve and eau de Nil.
-The Wall Street Journal

A visual extravaganza with fascinating trivia in pages as spacious and luxurious as a classic road atlas. It's an invitation to travel around the world one page at a time. ... "Maps" is a treat, with its richness of details catering to young readers in this electronic age who thrive on all kinds of visual stimuli. This book will also appeal to other members of the family. All will scour for details and trivia as obscure, fun and varied as where one might sandboard or see a yak.
-Shelf Awareness for Readers

Not exactly your library's world atlas. These maps, illustrated in distinctive style by the authors, denote the culture and history of a place rather than its exact coordinates.
-Entertainment Weekly

[F]eatures playful line drawings of national and geographical attributes, including famous native folk (Freud, Kandinsky, Count Dracula). ... [A]n entertaining and informative choice for budding geographers or Eurail travelers-to-be.
-The New York Times Book Review
Biographical NoteAleksandra Mizielin┬┤ ska and Daniel Mizielin┬┤ ski graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, in 2007. In 2010 they were nominated for the Bologna Ragazzi Award and the IBBY Honor List.