Growing up along the Hudson, watching the river, it ships, ferries, and docks was fun. Real life ports like Van Couver, Juneau, San Fransisco, LA, Galveston, New Orleans, Cape Canaveral, Baltimore, Newark came later. But what about the great ports of the world? Time to get a ticket for more travel “From New York to Hong Kong”.
Book: Great Ports of the World: From New York to Hong Kong
Author: Victor Medina
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Prestel (October, 2018)
Genre: Juvenile fiction
Ages: 4-8; grades K-3
Travel to the world’s ports and you’ll learn much about a country’s people, culture, and industry. Ports are thriving hubs of activity, filled with an endless variety of boats, cargo, and workers. This unique book takes young readers on a journey around the globe’s ports and features some of the world’s most fascinating destinations. In colorful spreads, readers are given insights into each port city: What are they eating in Hong Kong? What lives on the Nile River? What do the boats of Venice look like? From flora to fauna and from tropical climates to polar regions, this book is packed with vibrant, 1950s-era inspired illustrations. As entertaining as it is educational, this book gives children a window into a new way of seeing the world.
MIA CASSANY is an author of children’s books living in Barcelona, Spain. Her latest book is Animalkind (Prestel). VICTOR MEDINA is an illustrator living in Madrid, Spain. He was shortlisted for the 2017 World Illustration Awards.
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