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Big City Atlas

Written by Maggie Li

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 People / Places Reference Books

LoveReading View on Big City Atlas

A wonderful antidote to lockdown- a colourful world tour of the world’s most amazing cities

A globetrotting Penguin is the young reader’s tour guide as they explore the world and broadening a child’s horizons has never seemed more meaningful or relevant. 28 cities are explored within these pages- each city having its own double page spread.  There has a been a commendable effort too, to ensure a good global spread of locations and cultures. Children will love pouring over the detail of the map and images of famous landmarks, museums and galleries and examples of food and culture which really bring the city alive and give a flavour of its history and development. The pages are colourful, but the soft tones mean that the pages do not appear too busy and the clever design and judicious use of text boxes does not overwhelm the reader. Each city has a basic fact box detailing the country, language, currency and population which makes for interesting comparisons. Young readers will also particularly enjoy the fun quizzes and games to test their knowledge and understanding. A valuable addition to classroom collections.

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Big City Atlas Synopsis

Join cheerful globetrotter Penguin as he takes you on a world tour of 28 amazing cities. Packed with information and facts about every city, this is an entertaining and educational book that enables you to travel the world from your own home. Each city has its own spread including a map of the central district, showing sites, cultural information, hot spots and famous landmarks.

Look out for over 100 special details within the pages waiting to be explored! Cities included: San Francisco, Mexico City, Chicago, Toronto, New York, Washington DC, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Rome, Madrid, Cairo, Istanbul, Cape Town, Dubai, Mumbai, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Auckland.

Big City Atlas Press Reviews

'A brand spanking new edition of this jam-packed trip around the globe ... a bustling and vibrant introduction to 28 major cities across the world.'   Picture Books Blogger

Book Information

ISBN: 9781843654599
Publication date: 11th June 2020
Author: Maggie Li
Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Pavilion Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: Geography, Atlases / Maps, People / Places, Reference Books

About Maggie Li

Maggie Li is a freelance illustrator working in London since she graduated from Kingston University in 2010. She is the Art Director of popular magazine, OKIDO and other clients include The Big Issue, Time Out, Flamingo magazine and Conde Nast Traveller. Maggie is part of the increasingly popular Zombie Collective and recently took part in the Fathom's Deep exhibition at the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank. Maggie particularly likes working with maps and old travelling ephemera.

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