Fantastic Far-flung Facts for Fun by Mary Kingston


Fantastic Far-flung Facts for Fun by Mary Kingston

Mary Kingston, presenter with RTE's Disney Club, travels the world and brings us her Fantastic Far-Flung Facts for Fun . Her journey begins in Africa with fantastic facts about reptiles, including tortoises and chameleons, and animals such as lemurs and cheetahs. Then Mary whisks us through Asia where we meet the Asian elephant and the people of Bangladesh, Thailand, The Philippines and Cambodia. Finally, we finish up in the deserts and rivers of South America, and the amazing islands of the Galapagos. This title is packed with photos, illustrations, maps and stories.


'Mary K put a rucksack on her back, travelled and photographed the world so you don't have to! The result is her new Fantastic Far Flung Facts For Fun book. Inside, you can find out ...why hippos never pooh in the river, why flamingos are pink, how to survive a crocodile charge - and much, much more.'

'Packed with photos, illustrations, maps and stories, Fantastic far Flung Facts For Fun is a great read for kids.'

'...a treasury that will delight, accompanied by a colour pictorial extravaganza as she takes you on her world tour- Africa, Asia, South America -- not just wildlife and landscape but the people come to life in their native settings. Entertaining and educational for anything from five to eleven.'

About the Author

Mary Kingston is a presenter with RTE's Den TV and for the last five years she has been sharing her Fantastic Far-Flung Facts For Fun with us on Sunday's 'Disney Club'. In this time, she has travelled to over 55 countries from Bangledesh to Madagascar and Cambodia.

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32 pages


Mary Kingston
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Publication date

2nd November 2004



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O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien


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