Read your way around the world with some of history’s greatest story makers. Discover some amazing expeditions, including that of Nobu Shirase – who raced Scott and Amundsen to the South Pole – and Henry ‘Box’ Brown – a slave who posted himself to freedom. Recounting the stories of some of the bravest and most adventurous travellers in history from the Pony Express in the Wild West, dogsledding in the frozen lands of Alaska, flying with the celebrated Amelia Earhart and sailing with the lawless Mary Bryant, Journeys will transport readers with epic stories of adventure and derring-do.
Journeys is the latest book from new non-fiction imprint 360 Degrees and suitably befits its proclaimed vision statement – ‘A world of wonder surrounds us. Let’s take a closer look.’ Author Jonathan Litton displays this vision with his collection of stories, some of which may be well known to readers and many of which may not. It is this mix of the familiar and the unknown which makes Journeys such an interesting book. Any young reader will surely come away having learned of something new and with their appetite whetted for further research on some of the explorations recounted here.
The book itself is a beautiful presentation, with lavish and evocative pictures throughout. The commitment to excellent visual design is supported by four illustrators who have added greatly to the overall experience. 360 Degrees aims to produce books to intrigue, engage and inspire and with the fascinating Journeys it has more than succeeded.