Wide Eyed Editions 50 Maps of the World: Explore the globe with 50 fact-filled maps!
Wide Eyed Editions 50 Maps of the World: Explore the globe with 50 fact-filled maps!

50 Maps of the World: Explore the globe with 50 fact-filled maps!

By Ben Handicott


Publication Date: May 7, 2024

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Ages 7 to 10, Grades 2 to 5

50 Maps of the World is an exciting cross-cultural journey for budding young explorers. This adventurous kids' atlas collection is bursting with color, facts and rich detail.

Discover the most awesome places on Earth. An essential addition to the bookshelf of any young travel lover, map maestro, or geography genius.

Geography, history, and culture spill from the pages of this luxuriously illustrated treasure trove of travel knowledge for 7-to-10-year-olds. Each two-page spread is dedicated to a different country, providing both quick-fire facts and the chance to delve deeper into what makes every nation unique. Natural wonders, bustling metropolises, storied pasts, and cultural icons are all presented in expert detail from experienced explorers Ben Handicott and Kalya Ryan, alongside Sol Linero’s eye-popping artwork.

Meet our earliest ancestors in Ethiopia, marvel at Machu Picchu in Peru, and visit the floating villages of Cambodia, in this colorful guide to 50 fascinating countries. It’s a diverse guide that spans from Spain to Singapore, Colombia to Canada, Turkey to Tanzania, and more.

Each spread includes dozens of spotlighted locations, a timeline of the nation’s history, and introductions to the people who have helped shape it.

With the expertise of Ben Handicott (Hello Atlas, Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World) and Kalya Ryan, alongside the stunning illustrations of Sol Linero (The 50 States, 50 Cities of the U.S.A.), experience the diversity of our world like never before.

50 Maps of the World reimagines what maps for kids can be, providing not just a geographical fact-fest, but a vivid insight into the history, culture, and wildlife that shape our living world. This is the perfect way for aspiring adventurers to find out more about all the exciting destinations around the world. A quirky, dynamic book of atlases that makes a perfect companion for holidays and during trip planning.

About the Author

Ben Handicott studied linguistics and education before heading off to learn Vietnamese and Mandarin over a number of years living in Asia. On his return home, he published travel books for Lonely Planet. His books with Wide Eyed Editions include Hello Atlas and Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World. Ben is now looking to pass on his love of travel, food and language to his own children.Kalya Ryan is a travel writer known for her work with Lonely Planet, highlighting the world’s most unforgettable beaches, museums, festivals and natural wonders. 50 Maps of the World is her first children’s book.Sol Linero is a children’s book illustrator and graphic designer from Buenos Aires. Her distinctive artwork is filled with rich detail, bright colors, and a love for local culture. She has worked for Airbnb, Pottery Barn Kids, Unicef, and international magazines such as Oprah, Jamie Oliver, Wired, and Scholastic. With Wide Eyed Editions, Sol has also illustrated the best-selling 50 States series.

Format: Paperback

Length: 112 pages

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

Publication Date: May 7, 2024

ISBN: 9780711291706

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