Legendary Routes of the World by Alexandre Verhille

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Unlikely to prod children out of their armchairs to undertake their own voyages of discovery, but the lighthearted suggestion that it’s the journey, not the destination, that matters most won’t go amiss.
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Legendary Routes of the World takes its readers on a splendid popup journey through some of the planet’s most famous itineraries. It includes the pioneering

Aéropostale, which was the first French airborne mail delivery system that connected France with South America; the transatlantic single-handed yacht race dubbed the Rhum Route; the Silk Road connecting the Asian continent’s

east and west through trade; Route 66 in the United States, which is ingrained in popular culture as the setting for countless travel narratives; and the impressive

lunar expedition of 1969. Each one of these legendary routes is inventively presented as a double-page pop-up spread accompanied by interesting anecdotes

and information. This is a

visually striking gift book whose

clever engineering and iconic

illustrations inspire wonder in

both children and adults.
 

About Alexandre Verhille

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Published November 25, 2015 by Little Gestalten. 18 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.
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on Jul 22 2015

Unlikely to prod children out of their armchairs to undertake their own voyages of discovery, but the lighthearted suggestion that it’s the journey, not the destination, that matters most won’t go amiss.

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