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An Atlas of Legendary Places

Volker Mehnert, Claudia Lieb
An Atlas of Legendary Places From Atlantis to the Milky Way With illustrations by Claudia Lieb
A passport to the world’s most intriguing destinations, this book is a bounty of information and gorgeous illustrations that will spark wonder and wanderlust curiosity in young readers.
Filled with the magic of myth, culture, natural beauty, and history, this introduction to eighteen of the world’s most fascinating places introduces young readers to the ineffable qualities that make these locations so special. Stunning double-page spreads offer a deep dive into each site, with fascinating invaluable information and exciting perspectives.

Readers will learn about the unique geology of Thingvellir National Park in Iceland and Namibia’s Brandberg Mountain; the legends behind Germany’s Lorelei rock and Greece’s Delphi; the diverse cultural histories of Timbuktu and Jerusalem; the architectural and natural splendor of Taishan in China and Palenque in Mexico; and even the galactic marvels of the Milky Way.

Discovering these places’ unique histories, physical characteristics, and cultural lore will inspire readers to learn more about each place, and encourage their interest in travel, geography, history, and the unexpected.

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An Atlas of Legendary Places Reviews

Product Tested By Laura McPherson – Luke 9 Years

Laura Awarded The An Atlas of Legendary Places 5/5

A lovely big book and very informative. The front cover is eye catching and well-illustrated. My son enjoyed reading it with help and asked questions about the different pictures. He was intrigued and interested to learn about unique geology, Namibia’s Brandberg mountain and all the different things. He also enjoyed learning about the legends behind Germany’s Lorelei rock and Greece’s Delphi. He found it interesting to learn more about the diverse cultural histories. He also found it interesting to find out more about architectural and natural splendour and exploring space and the facts about the Milky Way. My son loved looking and reading the book and all the different things in it. It certainly helped him to understand more about cultural differences around the world. The illustrations did help him understand more about the wonders of the world as this is a well-illustrated book. I am sure this book will be out to good use with school projects and information. My son did find this book interesting and educational. My son has looked at this book several times since receiving it. He loved all the facts listed in the book. I liked the illustrations and all the information contained in this book. The quality is excellent. This was age suitable for my son, although due to his reading level he required some help. This is very well written and illustrated and contains lots of facts. Great value for money. I would buy this as it is a lovely book. I would recommend for all the reasons above. This is an extremely well set out book which is not only informative it is well illustrated. Laura McPherson – Luke 9 Years

Product Tested By Karly Jones – Stella 10 Years

Karly Awarded The An Atlas of Legendary Places 5/5

It was a very attractive and eye catching book. She was excited by the illustrations on the front cover, especially the Dragon so it made her want to engage with the book. She really enjoyed the book. She liked reading about the Elves in Iceland. She didn’t know much about Iceland and she is very interested in myths and legends. She loved the myth of the unusual old man! Greek mythology is a huge passion of my daughter so she knew of Delphi but still found reading about the story of Delphi fun. There were a lot of cultures and histories my daughter wasn’t aware of and she loved learning about them. The giant in the egg was a favourite myth of hers. She loves space! And is very knowledgeable about the stars and galaxies but she loved learning about what different cultures believed about the Milky Way. My daughter has always wanted to be an archaeologist, this book has fed her imagination. This book has helped her look at how other cultures and countries see the world and the myths and legends they have. This definitely inspired her interest in geography. The illustrations are beautiful. I believe it would be used as a reference book over the years as it would help with any school work that she may get about these cultures. My daughter certainly enjoyed this book and found it very educational. I believe she read it 3 times as one of the times she read it as she was writing her own myth for her homework! She liked the pictures and the fact there was a myth or legend on every page for every culture. I liked the way the book was presented, it was pretty to look at and nice to read. This book is beautiful quality. The illustrations are detailed and very pretty. My daughter is 10 and loved it. My other daughter is 8, she struggled reading this book I think it held too much detail for her. She did like listening to it though. Definitely a well written educational book and also easy for them to refer back to. Good value. I would buy this as it is informative and interesting and can be passed down to my other children as they grow. I would recommend for the same reason. It was a lovely book, with lovely pictures the information is laid out in an easy to read way and it’s very interesting!

Product Tested By Lucy Jenkins – Alexander 13 Years

Lucy Awarded The An Atlas of Legendary Places 4/5

I was surprised at how large the book is and immediately saw it was a high-quality item. I think there are better illustrations in the book than the one chosen for the cover, however it did make my child want to read the book. This isn’t my child’s usual kind of book but he enjoyed reading about the different parts of the world. He found learning about unique geology very interesting. He liked reading about legends around the world but preferred reading about the Delphi legend. He found it interesting to learn more about diverse cultural histories. My son had no prior knowledge about architectural and natural splendor around the world and he particularly enjoyed the Palenque page because of the illustrations. The section of space and the Milky Way was one of his favourite parts of the book. This book has definitely helped with finding more about cultural differences and could definitely be referred to in the future to help with homework in these subjects. My son already enjoys geography. The illustrations were excellent and really added to the appeal of the book. This is definitely a book he will use to refer back to over the years. It is a lovely book to look through and will also be used in the future for homework and school work. He enjoyed learning by reading the sections of text broken up by the illustrations. This made it more accessible. This was read over a series of evenings. His favourite sections were the ones about Mount Everest, Stonehenge the Milky Way. I liked the wide range of areas covered and the fascinating facts. Lovely quality, hard backed so more robust (I wouldn’t want a paperback this size as it would be too floppy), nice thick paper, rather like a coffee table book and very appealing to dip in and out of. Vibrant illustrations bringing the stories to life. My son’s favourite illustrations are the Palenque ones. I would say it is suitable for slightly older children, as some of the words are quite difficult. I would perhaps say 10+. However, the illustrations would be enjoyed by all ages. This book covers many areas and is very well written and educational. I would say it is a little expensive at £19.99. Although it is lovely quality, it is rather thin. I wouldn’t buy it, but my son and I did enjoy reading it. I would recommend. I think this would make a lovely gift due to the quality of the book and the fact it can be enjoyed by such a wide range of people. I can already think of a child who would love this book. I really like that the book says if something is uncertain, for example ‘scientists are not agreed about the reasons for this’ or ‘there are no records about this’, leaving readers to consider their own views and realise that many aspects of history are unknown. I liked the illustrations and the way it showed the location of each place on the world map, and then the location in greater detail on the individual page. Lucy Jenkins – Alexander 13 Years

My son has looked at this book several times since receiving it. He loved all the facts listed in the book. I liked the illustrations and all the information contained in this book. The quality is excellent. This was age suitable for my son, although due to his reading level he required some help. This is very well written and illustrated and contains lots of facts. Great value for money. I would buy this as it is a lovely book. I would recommend for all the reasons above. This is an extremely well set out book which is not only informative it is well illustrated.

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Laura Awarded The An Atlas of Legendary Places 5/5

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