Do you know where in the world you can buy drinkable gold; why an 'elephant's foot' is one of the most dangerous objects in the world; or where you might have to swim to school? Discover the answers to these questions and loads more mindblowing facts in The Cities Book, where readers aged 8+ are taken on an incredible world tour through 86 of the world's greatest cities.
Sister title to the bestselling The Travel Book, every page is packed with facts on city living, and gives kids a flavour of what it's like to grow up in each place featured. From food and festivals, to awesome architecture and amazing history - there's something for everyone. A mix of wow photography, beautiful illustrations and hand drawn maps bring each page to life. It's the perfect gift for curious kids everywhere.
Toronto Montreal Vancouver San Francisco Los Angeles Las Vegas New Orleans Nashville Chicago New York Philadelphia Washington DC Miami Havana Kingston Mexico City Oaxaca City La Paz Cartagena Manaus Rio de Janiero Cuzco Buenos Aires Ushuaia Reykjavik Tromso Stockholm Copenhagen Edinburgh London Dublin Amsterdam Brussels Paris Berlin Munich Krakow Prague Vienna Moscow Pripyat Istanbul Athens Rome Vatican City Venice Madrid Barcelona Lisbon Marrakesh Cairo Timbuktu Dakar Addis Ababa Nairobi Zanzibar Town Cape Town Jerusalem Mecca Dubai Samarkand Mumbai Varanasi Thimphu Ulaanbaatar Beijing Chengdu Hong Kong Bangkok Singapore Hanoi Manila Tokyo Kyoto Pyongyang Seoul Darwin Perth Ballarat Melbourne Sydney Auckland Rotorua Queenstown Apia South Tarawa
About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be.
From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is.
It's going to be a big adventure - come explore!
This is Book 30 in the Lonely Planet Kids Series. See all Lonely Planet Kids books here.
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Lonely Planet Kids encourages children to discover more about our diverse world and its fascinating variety of people, places, cultures, creatures and environments. Created by our global team of experts, our products cover culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. With astonishing facts, engaging visuals and a sense of adventure, we insMore about Lonely Planet Kids
RACHEL DIXON is a travel and features writer for The Guardian newspaper in the UK. She is currently working on Maps of the UK for Wide Eyed Editions.
LIVI GOSLING Is a talented young illustrator who graduated from Falmouth University in 2012 and is now based in Hertfordshire, UK. She works primarilyMore about Livi Gosling
John Brewer is Professor of Sport at the University of Bedfordshire in the UK. A 15-time London marathon runner himself, he wrote the official London 2012 Training Guide to athletic track events and is a regular columnist for Running Fitness magazine.More about Tom Woolley