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Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World
illus. by Lucy Letherland. 96p. index. maps. Wide Eyed Editions. Oct. 2018. Tr $34.99. ISBN 9781786033444.
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Gr 3–6—This large-format series has focused on nature, animals, and dinosaurs: the latest covers 10 natural and 20 constructed marvels, including Machu Picchu, the Eiffel Tower, the Mosque of Djenné, and Yosemite Valley. Small insets and breathless text provide additional data; approximate continent maps suggest dozens of activities or sights. Like the similar kids' Atlas Obscura, but for slightly older readers, this book has no photographs, but the detailed bird's-eye perspective artwork is impressive. Kilauea confusingly appears in North America (while Hawaii is on the Australasia/Oceania map), and the canard about Mont-Saint-Michel's "galloping tides" is wrong. There are 58 "Can You Find?" details and some pictorial jokes.
VERDICT Despite some flaws, this entertaining visual feast will enchant and inform browsing children and educators.

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