The Hello Atlas by Ben Handicott
  

The Hello Atlas

Written by Ben Handicott
Illustrated by Kenard Pak

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This wonderful book has been designed to inspire children with an interest in the amazingly rich diversity of languages spoken across the world. It’s divided by continent with an introduction to each section that briefly explains the origins of the different languages spoken there, followed by pages of beautiful illustrations of children who are native speakers, addressing the reader with a friendly greeting. Those who download the special free app will be able to hear the phrases spoken – there are more than thirty for North and Central America alone. Every little child looks real and appealing, the kind of person you’d want to have a conversation with. A special book that celebrates one of the greatest of mankind’s achievements. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

The Hello Atlas by Ben Handicott

Look into the lives of children all over the world with this book that celebrates one of humanity's greatest achievements: written and verbal language.

Including fully illustrated word charts, featuring children depicted in their home country, doing ordinary things, this book features more than 100 languages, from well-known and lesser known indigenous languages that introduce us to some of the world's most remote communities.

With foreword by ethnobotanist and explorer, Professor Wade Davis.

Comes with a free, downloadable app for iOS and Android that allows you to hear the phrases in the book, each recorded by a native speaker.

Reviews

`An utterly fantastic idea from start to finish, and gorgeously presented as you'd expect from Wide Eyed Editions.' * Read it Daddy * 'an invaluable tool for inquisitive minds' * The Book Sniffer * 'An engrossing book that helps children put languages and peoples into their geographical context.' * Parents in Touch * 'A gorgeous book of maps that focuses on language and communication, with a tie-in app to help kids learn the basics of saying hello to anyone in the world.' * Buzzfeed *

About the Author

BEN HANDICOTT studied linguistics and education before heading off to learn Vietnamese and Mandarin over a number of years living in Asia. On his return home he published travel books for Lonely Planet and now looks to pass on his love of travel, food and language to his own children.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
80 pages

Author

Ben Handicott
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

6th October 2016

ISBN

9781847808493

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