The Big Book of Treasures: The Most Amazing Discoveries Ever Made and Still to Be Made (Hardcover)
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Embark on an adventure with world-famous treasure hunters and learn more about gold lost at the bottom of the sea, even a stolen football trophy. The Big Book of Treasures tells the stories of famous treasure hunters from past centuries; from the lost Aztec treasure of La Noche Triste to the recovered gold coins and bars of the SS Central America to the Padmanabhaswamy temple treasure found in India to the exploits of The Sass Brothers, adventure undoubtedly awaits. The Big Book of Treasures delves into the details of over twenty treasures – both those discovered and those still awaiting recovery. In-depth texts tell the stories of the treasures and their hunters, bold illustrations animate each treasure vividly over several double pages to let children and adults dive into the topic. Informational captions regale readers of all ages with fun facts, also mentioning cultural and historical knowledge and give new reasons to travel the world. The Big Book of Treasures sets the scene to tell these scintillating stories and tempts with the possibility of uncovering hidden gold and awakens the treasure hunter in all of us.
About the Author
Before accepting the post as football correspondent for The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and talkSPORT, Raphael Honigstein covered pop culture for jetzt. A renowned journalist and lawyer, Honigstein lends his textual prowess to THE BIG BOOK OF TREASURES, his first children’s book with Little Gestalten.
"There may be some rough edges, but the unusually broad definition of "treasure" may move a few readers off the gold standard." -Kirkus
"Anyone who enjoys thrilling treasure-hunting stories and the lure of hidden riches will love the 23 true tales in this generously illustrated book for kids" -Booklist
"Young minds will be excited to learn more about the world’s diverse history while flipping through each engaging page.“ -Fathom