World Atlas, written by Nick Crane, illustrated by David Dean, and recently released by children s publisher Barefoot Books, is an unconventional beauty. --The Boston Globe
This fresh and informative atlas offers engaging, fact-filled overviews of Earth s oceans and continents. Mini-books, flaps, and sidebars address topics ranging from People and Places to Transport. Dean s maps are crowded with warmly illustrated people, animals, places, and objects that represent particular areas of the world Ukraine is distinguished by a Cossack dancer and ornately decorated pysanka, and a ring-tailed lemur appears in Madagascar. With its emphasis on sustainability, interconnectedness, and diversity, the book offers young armchair travelers and globe-trotters much to discover. Includes a removable world map. --Publishers Weekly
Broken down into major regions and illustrated with images characteristic of the area, this atlas of maps makes navigating the world s terrain a pleasure. Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, for instance, boasts pictures of the Vokstok Station, Adelie penguins, and a dog-sled team, plus krill and cruise ships. A facing page includes encyclopedic info on climate and weather, wildlife, and natural resources. Traversing Europe, North Africa, and the rest of the globe unearths equal charms. Ages nine to twelve. --Foreword Magazine
About the Author
Nick Crane is a cartographer, explorer, writer and well-loved television presenter. As a child, Nick explored the Norfolk countryside armed with a bicycle and a map; ever since, he has been journeying the world. In 1992-3, he walked 10,000 kilometers across Europe, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea. He lives with his family in London, England.
David Dean is a full-time illustrator who travels the world from the comfort of his own studio. He paints in a room surrounded by books from many different cultures, which inspire his exotic and colorful work. In his spare time, David enjoys walking and taking photographs of the countryside near his house in Cheshire, England.