Cover image for An atlas of imaginary places / Mia Cassany, Ana de Lima ; [translation: Paul Kelly].
Title:
An atlas of imaginary places / Mia Cassany, Ana de Lima ; [translation: Paul Kelly].
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9783791373478
Publication Information:
Munich, Germany : Prestel Verlag, 2019.

©2018
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
General Note:
Text and maps on illustrations.

First published as: Atlas de los lugares que no existen, Spanish edition ℗♭2016.
Abstract:
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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Summary

This dreamy, gorgeously detailed picture book leads children on a journey to impossible but wonderfully imagined places. 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 coloured 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. AGES: 4 to 8 AUTHOR: Mia Cassany is the author of numerous children's books including Animalkind (Prestel). SELLING POINTS: * Stunning illustrations: Colorful pages inspire children to use their own imagination and travel through imaginary worlds filled with surprising details. * Encourages adventure in children: Readers are taken away to 15 unique places, including hidden nooks, far-flung islands and marvellously beautiful depths, that fall betwen reality and dreams.


Author Notes

MIA CASSANY is the author of numerous children's books including Animalkind (Prestel).

ANA DE LIMA is a Spanish illustrator with a background in fashion design. She lives in Nuremberg, Germany.


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Horn Book Review

An omniscient narrator encourages readers to peruse this "atlas," which is dedicated to a "make-believe world." Spreads are devoted to a city that rains fish, a volcano that spews not lava but bubble gum, etc.; endpapers offer an aerial view of the fantasyland. Set to intricate psychedelic art, this reads like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" for the picture-book crowd. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.