This is a lively and informative pictorial atlas for young readers, providing an action-packed and entertaining guide to the fascinating world in which we live. It includes highly illustrated maps of continents and countries that cover the entire planet, from Europe and the Americas to the North and South Poles. 'Did You Know' panels reveal interesting facts about people and places, local culture and inventions, physical features, famous buildings and landmarks, and wild animals and plant life. It includes simple explanations of how to read maps, how their keys work, and understanding the compass points. You can take a trip around the world without even leaving your home or classroom. You can spot the Statue of Liberty in New York. You can find out which is the smallest country on Earth. You can learn what is so special about the Dead Sea. It also includes fact boxes and illustrated symbols that tell you all you need to know.