They make for a world that inspires especially the young to overcome. An Atlas of Imaginary Places bridges life’s realities with the mind’s delights. Who would not want to visit a Lush Green City, the Desert of Lost and Found, Sweet Sea Islands????
Book: An Atlas of Imaginary Places
Illustrator: Ana de Lima
Author: Mia Cassany
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Prestel (2018)
Genre: Juvenile fiction
Ages: 4 and up; grades pre-K-2
Upside-down mountains, volcanoes that spew bubble gum, a gentle humpback whale keeping an entire city afloat. These and other wonderful worlds may not exist on Earth, but elsewhere–who knows? Each spread of this captivating book invites readers on a fantastic voyage. Ana de Lima’s whimsical, softly colored illustrations are filled with surprising details that reward close examination, while Mia Cassany’s soothing narrator is a nameless fellow traveler. A jungle where the animals exchange stripes, spots, and markings each time they sneeze, an archipelago made up of dessert-shaped islands, and a lighthouse so tall you can draw a new galaxy with your finger are just some of the wild places to visit. Perfect for before-bed reading, or daytime dreaming, this stunningly illustrated book will delight young readers and encourage them to conjure their own imaginary places.
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