Today, courtesy of my daughter who’s a dynamite bookseller at one of our Twin Cities independent bookstores, I have another giveaway. I’ll call it the Globetrotter Giveaway! There are two parts to it.
City Atlas, illustrated by Martin Haake, written by Georgia Cherry published in 2015 by Wide Eyed Editions
This beautiful volume takes us on a world tour, visiting some of its most impressive cities. 30 cities in all, from Lisbon to Helsinki, Cape Town to Montreal.
Each city is presented on a two-page spread, a travel guide of sorts. Museums, cathedrals, castles, and monuments are here. Food to try, street art to spy. Gardens and parks, waterways and harbors, pepper the pages with intrigue! There’s also always an individual saying hello in a local language, plus the country’s flag, a couple of stats, and something hidden to search for in the illustration.
Go ice-skating in Toronto. Wander Wenceslas Square in Prague. Listen to some Mariachi bands in Mexico City. Sample a pumpkin rice cake in Seoul. It’s just the ticket to crank up your wanderlust.
There’s no in-depth information here. Just a snapshot of what you might see visiting these places, a tantalizing look at the differences in what home might look, sound, and taste like. It leans heavily European, with 16 European cities, 5 in the U.S. and Canada, 3 from Latin America, 4 from Asia, 1 in Africa, and 1 in Australia.
Along with that, some of you may remember another spectacular volume I reviewed awhile back, Atlas of Adventures. It has a similar format, but it covers an entire country on each two-page spread.
Wide Eyed Editions is creating Activity Fun Packs to go along with these books, and I have the one for the Atlas of Adventures.
There are 8 scenes and 7 maps to color, drawn in lovely clarity by Lucy Letherland and printed on really quality paper, plus a sheet of colorful round-the-world stickers and a pull out poster with an illustrated world map on one side and a chart of the world’s flags on the other.
I’d say the coloring here is geared for a child ages 7 or 8 and up. Lots of juicy detail.
I’m giving away these two beauties, wishing you hours of ooh-ing and ah-ing over the splendid diversity in our world.
To enter, just comment before next Wednesday, October 19, telling us what world-class city you’d love to visit next. U.S. shipping addresses only or I’ll go broke 🙂 And just a heads-up — I have a couple more giveaways for the next few weeks so please come back!
Thanks for these wonderful giveaways. I would love to win these books for my grandson, Jack! The city I most would love to visit again would be London. In addition, Ulaanbaatar would be on my list, because my son is in Mongolia doing research. So, I could visit him while learning about a beautiful culture!
Oh my gosh, Mongolia! Yes.
I have always wanted to visit Vienna. To see the art, the architecture and have some pastry at a cafe. I would also like to visit Accra in Ghana- to see the textiles and meet the people. Thanks for the giveaways.
I think Montreal would be a great place to go.
Agreed! I love French Canada. We lived in Quebec for a year quite a long time ago and loved it.
Canterbury! My grandchildren just moved there. Of course, I would see a bit of London while I was there also.
Ooh! Double dip! England and grandchildren 🙂
Oh man! Thanks for these giveaways. My children would devour these books… and so would I!! 😜 I would love to take our family to Edinborough so we can explore our family lineage. Actually, I wouldn’t be too picky and would gladly explore any Scottish city!! Ha
I’ve been to Edinburgh and would return in a heartbeat! And yes to any Scottish city!
Fun giveaway! We have fallen in love with Seoul but since we live nearby that’s not exactly visiting….I’d love to visit London, Europe has been calling to me for quite some time!
I can imagine your family having a grand time in London 🙂
These books look so beautiful! I guess if I could go anywhere in the world, I’d pick Paris, France. Fingers crossed!
Yes, Paris for weeks and weeks to take it all in!
Thank you so much for the giveaways — and the amazing book recommendations! I would love to visit London with my children!
London with children sounds like a dream! Museums, parks, double decker buses and oodles of bookstores!!
I would LOVE to go to San Diego!
Very cool! Or should I say warm 🙂
Thank you, Jill! I would love to visit Norway. And I often recommend some of your titles to my family members who are educators.
Oh, Kathy, Kurt and I were in Norway last fall. It is as spectacular as you can imagine!
Jill, Do I have to just mention one world class see I would like to see again? Oh how I would like to return to Uppsala, Sweden and Oslo, Norway where my grandfather was born. But I also would like to return again to Prague, Czech Republic. This list could go on, but I already answered x 3. I send your lists to my daughter who teaches first grade and whom I visited when she was living in Prague, and I even take your lists to the library to order books to share with my grandkids and my daughter’s students. Thank you! Lou Ann
Oh, I am happy to hear three and more 🙂 All your travel dreams sound fabulous!
Stockholm! And all of Scandinavia. 🙂
Absolutely! With you on that!
I would love to visit Nice, France. I was suppose to study abroad there and I have always found the pictures beautiful!
Perched on the Mediterranean…yes, so beautiful.
Thank you SO much for the giveaways, but even more for the book recommendations! My children and I have discovered so many treasures, thanks to you. So many amazing places out there to travel… We live on the East Coast of the US, so we are fortunate to travel to many US cities, but I would love to take my children out of the US. Would love to cross the border to visit Toronto or Montreal! And if the world is our oyster, I’d love to introduce them to Rome or Venice. London would be lovely for a family trip too! I love traveling, so I’d go anywhere at the drop of a hat, if finances allowed!!
Thanks, Mary Kate! I love traveling, too! And Toronto is on my bucket list.
Ohhhh! Wouldn’t I love to share these with my classroom? The kids here would love it (there’s so much of the world they don’t get to see). I want to go to Rome someday soon. Or Madrid. So much pretty architecture and art!
Yes to both! I’ve never been to Spain but my daughter is heading there shortly, to Madrid and Barcelona, and I’m jealous!!
I’d be jealous too! There’s a lot of the European continent I’ve yet to see (and want to see).
These books make me so so excited. My kids like to dream about travelling to new places. We would love to see Barcelona!
I would LOVE to see Barcelona! Great dream 🙂
I so appreciate your blog, and I would love to go just about anywhere! Off the top of my head, though…Aberdeen, Rome, Cairo, and Zanzibar City, but mostly the outskirts of those places, instead of the bustling at the center.
That is a great bucket list! I’d love to come along to Cairo 🙂
Thanks, Jill, for helping me keep my stack of books fresh and varied for the grandkids who wander through. And speaking of wandering (or floating), without the grands, how about Anchorage, Alaska.
Anchorage sounds great! With a few jaunts to some wilderness nearby!
London, first, and then Paris, and then . . .
I love the postage stamp look of the City Atlas cover.
Thanks for your lovely blog.
Incredible cities. And I agree — the postage stamps are beautiful!
I’d love to visit London!
London seems to be a popular destination! For good reason!
My husband just got a job with free flight privileges for our family, so this has been a hot topic of conversation around our dinner table lately! Some of our dreams have been for Edinburgh, Istanbul, London, and Dushanbe, Tajikistan. My kids would devour these books!
Ooohhh that is super exciting! I love your list so far!
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