We love adding books to our collection and were so excited when we received a parcel from DK Books. The children love fact books and were delighted to receive a copy of Explorers: amazing tales of the world’s greatest adventurers.
Explorers: amazing tales of the world’s greatest adventurers
This is a really lovely picture book for children with beautiful illustrations. In it you can meet famous explorers and adventurers. Venture into steaming jungles in search of lost temples, fight off frostbite in the Arctic, and blast off into space! We’ve been reading it at bedtime and it’s a great format if you want to read about a couple of famous explorers for your child to dream about as they drift off to sleep!
Great explorers have one thing in common – a desire to leap into the unknown, no matter how dangerous that might be. From Ferdinand Magellan’s first circumnavigation of the world 500 years ago to Barbara Hillary’s treks to the North and South poles while in her seventies, Explorers documents the trials and hardships of the men and women who rewrote our understanding of the world, and showed us what humans are capable of.
Explorers looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 explorers in great detail, with incredible cross-sections revealing the amazing detail inside Spanish galleons, lost cities, and spaceships. Hand-drawn maps reveal their intrepid journeys in great detail, and photographs highlight the artefacts and relics they found along the way.
We liked the fact you can deep dive into some of the subjects for more information – great for inquisitive minds! The book shows both sides of exploration – the good and the bad.
Explorers is the perfect book for any budding young adventurer, combining illustrations and fantastic photography. Written by Nellie Huang and illustrated by Jessamy Hawke, it is published by DK on 5th September, priced £16.99.