I was so excited to find today's book. I have always admired Stephen Biesty's illustrations and his attention to detail. His books were always popular with children because of this detail. It always amazed me how kids would just pour over the illustrations looking at each specific fact of the picture.
Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea and Air by Stewart Scott and illustrated by Stephen Biesty is a remarkable history book for children. It has the wonderful Cross-sections that Mr Biesty is known for but also tells fantastic tales of true life explorers such as Marco Polo or the Apollo 11 Astronauts. Mr Scott has a way of bringing history to life with his words which match perfectly with the detailed illustrations. I would recommend this book for all children to help them understand how history and exploration has shaped our world. A perfect gift for the inquisitive child in your life.