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Written by Lucy Brownridge

Illustrated by Carnovsky

Part of the See 3 images in 1 Series

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Art and Design Mysteries / Mythology People / Places Activity and Puzzle books

LoveReading View on Illuminightmare

November 2019 Book of the Month

Prepare to explore ten of the most haunted places on Earth in this striking book, and then to learn their secrets ingeniously with the help of coloured lenses. With the naked eye, the huge colour illustrations are just a jumble of lines; enticing, but baffling. View the same pages through one of three different coloured lenses, and suddenly a whole new vista springs into life. The red lens shows the people who inhabited these special places (ranging from Bran Castle, Romania to San Juan Chamula Cemetery, Mexico), the green lens shows us the place and its surroundings in detail, while best of all the blue lens magics up the ghostly and supernatural beings that haunt it. Short, sharp snippets of information accompanying vignettes on the following page tell us more about our discoveries. It’s a treat to explore, deliciously spooky and the illustrations are super stylish.

Andrea Reece

Illuminightmare Synopsis

Set off on a supernatural journey to visit the most haunted places on Earth in this follow-up to the bestselling Illuminature, Illumanatomy and Illuminatlas. Use your three-color lens to explore each place: use the green lens to see the location, the red lens to see remnants from its history and the blue lens to reveal the supernatural things that lurk behind the shadows. Packed with historical facts, rich folklore from around the world and plenty of mystery, Milan-based design duo Carnovsky have created a haunted compendium like no other. For thousands of years, people from every corner of the globe have told stories, folk tales and legends about unnerving encounters with the supernatural. Often, a haunted place has a rich history we can see in our earthly world. And sometimes this history echoes on in the form of ghosts or supernatural spirits.

Here, incredible interactive illustrations reveal the history and haunted secrets of the 10 most haunted places in the world: * Hermitage, Russia * St Therese Shipwreck, Greece * Bran Castle, Romania * Salem, Massachusetts, USA * Tower of London, UK * Bhangarh Fort, India * Black Forest, Germany * San Juan Chamula Cemetery, Mexico * Picton, Australia * The Giza Pyramids, Egypt

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781786035462
Publication date: 1st October 2019
Author: Lucy Brownridge
Illustrator: Carnovsky
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: Art, Mysterys / Mythology, People / Places, Puzzles / Activities

About Lucy Brownridge

Lucy Brownridge is an author and editor of children's books based in London. She writes books for children about history of art, history, animals and science. She has an MA in history of art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a BA in history of art from the University of Bristol. Milan-based design duo CARNOVSKY was started by Silvia Quintanilla and Francesco Rugi in 2007. They have gained wide recognition for their RGB project, first displayed in 2010. Their work has been published in magazines around the world, such as Vogue, Wired, Frame, Wallpaper, Elle Decor, and Whitewall. Their wallpaper 'Jungla' ...

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