An Atlas of Imaginary Places by Mia Cassany

An Atlas of Imaginary Places

Written by Mia Cassany
Illustrated by Ana De Lima

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Daydreamers, those who love poring over maps and imagining far-away places, and those who want their minds stretched will all love this book. Readers are taken to 14 different locations, places where nothing is impossible. This is a country where a volcano spews out bubblegum in every flavour, colour and taste; where you can draw new galaxies with your finger from the top of a lighthouse; where fish rain down from the sky onto a city built on the back of a giant whale. The illustrations are dreamy but detailed, filled with images that tease, trick and delight and there’s something new to find on every reading. ~ Andrea Reece


An Atlas of Imaginary Places by Mia Cassany

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.

About the Author

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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40 pages


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Publication date

5th March 2018




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