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Barefoot Books Amazing Places

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ISBN: 9781646860678

Written by Miralda Colombo
Illustrated by Beatrice Cerocchi

Explore the stories of fifteen incredible landmarks, from Angkor Wat to Stonehenge to the Colosseum, in this comprehensive illustrated guide. Readers will get to know the people who built these places of wonder, the best ways to visit them and their mysteries that still puzzle historians today.

Key Selling Points:

  • NONFICTION: This unusual encyclopedia of landmarks promises to add interest to any home, classroom, or library nonfiction collection.
  • GLOBAL AWARENESS: With a section for each landmark dedicated to describing the experience of visiting today, children have the opportunity to meaningfully experience faraway places without leaving home or school.
  • FACT-PACKED: Discover abundant factual information about historic figures and their role in creating landmarks, new vocabulary in “Word to Know” sections, metrics about each special place, and so much more!

More Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.00 x 11.80 inches
  • Page Count: 64 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 8-12 years

Awards & Accolades

“Original artwork in soft hues helps to explore the history, geography, and lore of each site, while travelogue-worthy practical tips help plan when to visit, what to pack, and even how to enjoy these wonders from the comfort of home” – Foreword Reviews

“Cerocchi’s pleasant gouache and pastel illustrations will attract younger readers” – School Library Journal

“One of the best features of the book is that before you dive into the facts they invite you to ‘enter’ into the site as if you were on a tour! What a great way to bring in some of the aspects of the experience you would’ve gotten in-person” – Youth Services Book Review

“The landscapes and the architecture have a majestic quality that draws the reader in. It creates a feeling of awe at the incredible landmarks around the world and the accomplishments of previous cultures” – Books for MKs

About the Contributors

Written by - Miralda Colombo
Miralda Colombo always has a suitcase in her hand. Making the most of her passion for seeing the world, she works as a journalist and writes about travel and cooking. She published her first book, a cookbook for children and families, after the birth of her daughter Alice. She lives in Italy with her husband and three children.
Illustrated by - Beatrice Cerocchi
Beatrice Cerocchi studied illustration in Macerata, Italy, and holds degrees in architecture and illustration. Her gouache (opaque watercolor paint) and pastel works have been featured in several magazines and picture books and have been selected for illustrator exhibitions at international children’s book fairs in Bologna, Shanghai and Beijing. She lives and works in Rome, Italy.

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