Publication Date: October 3, 2023
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Ages 9 to 11, Grades 4 to 6
A gorgeous, large-format gift hardcover featuring city maps from all over the world, from ancient history to the present day.
With a stunning neon cover and packed with countless facts for curious readers to return to again and again, this is a perfect gift for children who want to explore history from around the world.
Co-authored by award-winning children’s authors Tracey Turner and Andrew Donkin in consultation with specialist curators at the British Museum, readers can visit cities from every inhabited continent on Earth, from the walled city of Jericho built over 10,000 years ago, to the modern-day metropolis of Tokyo, the most-densely populated city in the world today.
Featuring vibrant, beautifully detailed artwork from Libby VanderPloeg, each carefully researched map takes readers on a city tour at a unique moment in time—from exploring Athens in ancient Greece during the birth of democracy, to walking the beautiful lamplit streets of medieval Benin, deep in the West African rainforest. Readers can even visit China’s long-lost capital city of Xianyang—a city for which no original map exists, which was brought to life with support from the British Museum‘s fantastic team of experts.
Cities featured include Jericho, Memphis, Athens, Xianyang, Rome, Constantinople, Baghdad, Jórvík, Benin City, Tenochtitlán, Granada, Beijing, Venice, Delhi, Cuzco, Amsterdam, Sydney, Paris, London, Bangkok, Saint Petersburg, New York City, Berlin, San Francisco, and Tokyo, plus an exploration of Cities of Today and Cities of Tomorrow.
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