Maps and globes can take you anywhere -- to the top of the tallest mountain on earth or the bottom of the deepest ocean. Maps tell you about the world: where various countries are located, where the jungles and deserts are, even how to find your way around your own hometown. If you take a fancy to any place on earth, you can go there today and still be home in time for dinner. So open a map, spin a globe. The wide world awaits you.
Jack Knowlton was born in Florida. He is a free-lance writer living in New York City and is the author of Geography from A to Z and Maps and Globes, which was featured on Reading Rainbow.
I was thinking this would be a book full of kids maps and globe illustrations. I was totally wrong. It's a kid friendly instruction booklet on how to read maps and globes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tater Tots and Jelly Beans
This is such an excellent read for children to get them interested in the history of map-making and their usefulness on a local and global scale. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Felipe Vigosian
Very detailed! Excellent resource book for teaching kids about mapping -Published 2 months ago by A. D. Needles
Very useful support for the globe we bought our grandchildren (ages 8 and 6.)Published 3 months ago by Pop-O'