A Child's Introduction to the World

Geography, Cultures, and People--From the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall of China


By Heather Alexander

Illustrated by Meredith Hamilton

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Explore all the fascinating things that make Planet Earth such an exciting place to live with this lively introduction to our world, its geography, culture, and people.

Get ready for an incredible journey, one in which you’ll visit far-off places, meet interesting people, and learn all about continents, countries, climates, and more. This book is also full of fun facts about animals, sports, foods, inventions, and holidays from all over the world.
Check out the largest oceans, highest mountains, and hottest deserts. Discover how the Grand Canyon was formed, how long it took to build the Great Wall of China, and how the Amazon River got its name. Meet brave explorers who risked their lives finding new places and, yes, learn how to locate dozens of countries on a map… and name their capitals!

With 150 charming, original watercolor illustrations, A Child's Introduction to the World is an entertaining and comprehensive overview of our fascinating planet.


On Sale
May 26, 2010
Page Count
96 pages

Heather Alexander

About the Author

Heather Alexander has written numerous books for children, including previous titles in this series: A Child’s Introduction to Art, A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology, A Child’s Introduction to Egyptology, A Child’s Introduction to Norse Mythology, A Child’s Introduction to the World, and A Child’s Introduction to Natural History. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Meredith Hamilton

Meredith Hamilton

About the Illustrator

Meredith Hamilton graduated from Brown University and has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Formerly an art director at Newsweek and Time, she illustrated many books in the Child’s Introduction series, among other books, and her work can be found in magazines and animations as well. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and three children.

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