The World In A Second

The world in a secondInspired by the question – “What are they doing on the other side of the world right now?” – this wondrous, work-of-art picture book focuses on the natural and cultural events happening at the same moment in time in twenty-three different locations. A volcano rumbles in Papua-New Guinea, at 10:32 pm. A girl hurries home from school in Seydisfjordur, Iceland, at 12:32 pm. A ripe orange falls in an orchard in Mertola, Portugal, at 1:32 pm. The art is bold and graphic, with varying perspectives. A world map at the back of the book indicates where and when each moment took place and will get readers to think globally. mjw
Title: The World In A Second
Author: Isabel Minhos Martins
Illustrator
: Bernardo P. Carvalho
Publisher
: Enchanted Lion Book, New York
Copyright
: 2015
Original Language
: Portuguese
Translator
: Lyn Miller-Lachmann
Original Title
: O mundo num segundo
Original Publisher
: Planeta Tangerina, Portugal
Original Copyright
: 2008
ISBN
: 978-1-59270-157-5
Hardcover pages
: 56
Age range
: 4-8
Genre
: Pictire Book
Book setting
: 23 locations, including Angola, Argentina, Australia, Azores, Baltic Sea, Brazil, Hungary, Iceland, Indian Ocean, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Papua-New Guinea, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Venezuela,and USA
Author’s ethnicity
: Portuguese
Author’s residence
: Portugal
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Portuguese
Illustrator’s residence
: Portugal
Awards
: 2011 Banco del Libro de Venezuela Best of the Year
Subjects
: Culture, Diveristy, Geography, Time World

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