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Maps and Geography

Illustrated by Mike Lowery

    About The Book

    Discover the fun facts about the world and become a master of geography with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.

    With this Junior Genius Guide to maps and geography, you’ll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with clever facts: Did you know that the biggest desert in the world is actually covered in snow? Or that Christopher Columbus wasn’t the first to think that the Earth was round? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!

    About The Author

    Faith Jennings

    Ken Jennings grew up in Seoul, South Korea, where he became a daily devotee of the quiz show Jeopardy! In 2004, he successfully auditioned for a spot on the show and went on an unprecedented seventy-four game victory streak worth $2.52 million. Jennings’s book Brainiac, about his Jeopardy! adventures, was a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, as were his follow-up books Maphead and Because I Said So! He is also the author of Planet Funny. Jennings lives in Seattle with his wife Mindy and two children.

    About The Illustrator

    Mike Lowery is an illustrator and fine artist whose work has been seen in galleries and publications internationally. Mike is the illustrator of Moo Hoo and Ribbit Rabbit by Candace Ryan; The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray; and the Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder novels by Jo Nesbø. Currently he is a professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with a lovely German frau, Katrin, and his super genius daughter, Allister. Visit him at

    Product Details

    • Publisher: Little Simon (June 3, 2014)
    • Length: 160 pages
    • ISBN13: 9781481426145
    • Grades: 3 - 5
    • Ages: 8 - 10
    • Lexile ® NC1090L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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    Awards and Honors

    • CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
    • Kansas NEA Reading Circle List Junior Title
    • Washington State Book Award Finalist

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