The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid (Hardcover)

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid By Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Atlas Obscura, Joy Ang (Illustrator) Cover Image
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This New York Times bestseller is a thrilling expedition to 100 of the world’s most surprising, mysterious, and weird-but-true places, offering a “delectable sampler of wonders” (Kirkus) perfect for any curious kid fascinated by science, geography, and adventure.

Embark on the journey of a lifetime—and see how faraway places have more in common than you might expect! Hopscotch from country to country in a chain of connecting attractions: Explore Mexico’s glittering cave of crystals, then visit the world’s largest cave in Vietnam. Peer over a 355-foot waterfall in Zambia, then learn how Antarctica’s Blood Falls got their mysterious color. Or see mysterious mummies in Japan and France, then majestic ice caves in both Argentina and Austria. As you climb mountains, zip-line over forests, and dive into oceans, this book is your passport to a world of hidden wonders, illuminated by gorgeous art.

About the Author

Dylan Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Atlas Obscura. He lives in Rosendale, NY.

This author is represented by the Hachette Speakers Bureau.
Rosemary Mosco is a science communicator, acclaimed cartoonist, and speaker on all things bird. She's the creator of the webcomic Bird and Moon and has authored many science books for young people, including co-authoring the bestselling Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid. She lives in Massachusetts.
Atlas Obscura is widely celebrated for building the definitive community driven platform for discovering the world’s wonders. is the premier destination for the curious, offering fascinating storytelling, award winning podcasts, a database of unique places, foods and species, and once-in-a-lifetime trips and experiences.
Joy Ang is a freelance artist, children’s book illustrator, and character designer for video games and the animated television series Adventure Time. She lives in Seattle.

Praise For…

“A thrillingly imaginative expedition to 100 weird-but-true places on earth.”—The New York Times Book Review

"Hey kids: Geography can be fun! At least when it involves an illustrated guide to 100 magical destinations, including the Waitomo Glowworm Caves of New Zealand and South Africa’s Boulders Penguin Colony. Just don’t blame us if next year the little ones ask for a round-trip ticket to Ethiopia’s Lava Lakes."—The Washington Post 

“Curiosity is both a must and a given. The tone is consistently upbeat but not melodramatic, giving the oddments a sense of reality rather than fantasy—that you could go and witness these phenomena yourself. One delectable sampler of wonders, there for the asking.”—Kirkus

★ “This unique atlas impresses the interconnectedness of the world upon readers, stoking their sense of respect, wonder, and opportunity.”—Booklist,Starred Review

"This full-color guide to a trip around the world features some of the most remarkable and mysterious places on Earth." — Shelf Awareness
Product Details
ISBN: 9781523503544
ISBN-10: 1523503548
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Publication Date: September 18th, 2018
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Atlas Obscura