All Aboard the Voyage of Discovery

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Pub Date 9 Oct 2018 | Archive Date 20 Feb 2019

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Welcome on deck of the Voyage of the Discovery! The year is 1927. Travelling on board with us is an illustrious collection of some of the greatest minds of their generation. From the fields of science, engineering, geography and history, our experts have come together to explain some of history's greatest inventions to improve communication, including the printing press, radio, telephones and television. But there’s a conundrum afoot and they need YOU to help them. Can you decipher the puzzles to solve the mystery of the missing movie? The stylish Art-Deco-inspired pages of this lavish volume are strewn with novelty ephemera, from postcards and tickets to booklets, code ciphers and maps, which bring to life the mystery as you solve the puzzles to continue your whistle-stop tour around the world. Full steam ahead for the interactive adventure of a lifetime!

Welcome on deck of the Voyage of the Discovery! The year is 1927. Travelling on board with us is an illustrious collection of some of the greatest minds of their generation. From the fields of...


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Focus: "A sense of discovery and imagination"

Position among parents and S&L media as a book to encourage imagination and curiosity 

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Focus: "A sense of discovery and imagination"

Position among parents and S&L media as a book to encourage imagination and curiosity 

Pitch to national media for inclusion on holiday gift guides...


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I love lift the flap books and Hawkins and Adams' book is a great example of one done well. This Voyage of Discovery takes the reader on a journey of communication and how everything led up to the motion picture all while solving the case of the missing film reels. The illustrations are very cute and would keep younger readers entertained. Eight-year-olds would find the hieroglyphics and Morse code fun.

Thank you NetGalley and Wide-Eyed for an opportunity to read an advance reader copy.

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Do you know when the first transactlantic cable was laid? Nope, neither did I. How about when the first airmail was sent. Nope, I hadn't a clue. (Remember when sending airmail had a different stamp?) How about the first radio station?

It is amazing, reading this book, which is supposed to be a "solve the mystery" book, is really more of a "find how people used to communicate" book. We learn about the rosetta stone, and where "lead" pencils came from. (The Lake District) and when Guttenberg first used the printing press.

Each double spread talks about what major new communication had been invented, and when. Then you can lift the flaps to read more details.

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Probably, as someone said, for older readers, as there is a lot of information, and a lot of text, behind each flap.

A fun resource to have in a classroom or library.


Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

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<i>All Aboard the Voyage of Discovery</i> by Emily Hawkins and Tom Adams is an amazingly fun and interesting book with a wonderful amount of educational information and even includes a wonderfully intriguing mystery that you have to use skills and knowledge to uncover while you navigate your way through the book and all of the fascinating pieces of history that it sets about teaching you.

I loved reading this book and adored the little pieces of history from the greatest inventions ever made, the progression of science and writing, and geography. The mystery was fun, though not exceptional--merely imagining yourself looking for a film strip that someone had lost--and it was admittedly mildly confusing at times. Overall the entire book was greatly engaging and a lot of fun to spend some time with. I could definitely see myself buying it for a lot of kids I know as it is quite a bit more educational than most books and I deeply appreciated that aspect of it.

I would definitely suggest this book for older kids or young teenagers. It's a wonderful read that opens up one's eyes to a lot of really important discoveries, creations, and progress that occurred in the past while simultaneously working to help readers really think and learn, something I find quite wonderful.

<i>I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. </i>

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This book was fun, beautiful and interesting.
I loved reading it, never mind the children :)
Each page is full of snippets of information, interspersed through the pictures. I’d love to see more books like this, it’s ideal for classroom use.
Highly recommended.

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This was a wonderful book on discoveries with beautiful illustrations. Each page was packed with fun facts and information along with clues to solve the mystery of the missing movie. This book has lift-the-flap clues on each page making it a bit more fun! This will be one I will have my 11 year old son take a look at, and see what he gets from it. I think this would make a great addition for a homeschooling family or a classroom library.

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*thank you to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Wide Eyed Editions for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

4 stars.

What a great book!! This was so much fun to read and so interesting. Already by half way through I thought this would make an excellent series. I really really enjoyed this and not only was it so well written and informative, but the illustrations are just as equally amazing! The details and use of colours is so spot on. I could easily have grabbed this book just to study the art. Even as an adult, this book told me things I hadn't known about. I can easily see this as being popular with children who have that hunger for knowledge about how and when, things in this world were first invented. Such as Pencils, Telephones and other forms of communications. But also about the Pony Express, Rock carvings and movies! For a little book, it has quite alot of information. This is one that I definitely highly recommend for ALL ages.

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Clever, Informative, and Engaging

The topic is communication. The setup is that on this "voyage" of discovery we will travel on an actual cruiseliner that can move through time and space in order to explore communications topics. The hook is that there is a mystery on board and we'll follow topical "clues" to solve the mystery. The novel presentation trick is that instead of the sorts of factoid sidebars you often find in books like this you get open-the-flaps that reveal detailed information.

The topics are interesting. We learn about rock carvings, papyrus, hieroglyphs, the Rosetta Stone, pencils, the printing press, semaphore, the telegraph, radio, pony express, the telephone, photography, and finally, movies.

The flap factoids are crisp and more detailed and less cutesy than you might expect. (The "lead" in pencils has never been lead; it's always been graphite.)This really is a learning experience. The mystery is a clever idea as a hook. It didn't strike me as being strictly necessary but it wasn't distracting, so I guess it adds a bit to the overall fun factor.

The drawing style is cheerful and inviting. Sometimes trying to get across information through drawings can suffer because of the lack of detail and a certain cartoonish quality. Here, though, the color and energy help frame and highlight the information, so the project ends up inviting and bright.

So, this struck me as a multimedia kind of combo book that did a lot, and did it successfully. This was a nice find for a youngster with a scientific and non-fiction bent.

(Please note that I received a free advance will-self-destruct-in-x-days Adobe Digital copy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)

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This book is visually stunning and absolutely brilliant concept. Whilst I wasn't able to fully enjoy the lift-the-flap experience in the ebook, it is a book I will definitely be buying and recommending widely.

Don't be fooled into thinking the lift-the-flap concept makes this book to childish, it definitely doesn't. This book will spark the imaginations of readers growing in confidence and I would love to see a whole series of them!

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This is the second time that I was given a chance to check out a children's book written by Emily Hawkins and illustrated by Tom Adams and Tom Clohosy Cole. And I am still impressed by how great this team has created another amazing book that is not only entertaining but also very informative. Even older readers like me will love this because of the facts and fun activities combined makes this a great book to check.

How lucky kids are today because more marvelous printed books are available now compared to when we were still young. If only this was obtainable then, I would beg my parents to buy this for me. But wait, I could purchase this and send this as a gift to one of my godchild or to my niece because this is a great present idea for their birthday or for Christmas.

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This is a beautifully illustrated look at cruise liners and how they cross the Atlantic Ocean. I was fascinated by the information about the methods of communication and I can't wait for my nephew to be old enough to read this.

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This is quite a clever book in my opinion. The illustrations are engaging, the text is informative and in the book (unlike in my e-galley), there are flaps to lift; I don't know about you but I always found flap lifting to be fun when I read with my children.

In this book, children are invited to find a missing movie reel. Along the way, they are presented with an appealing history of communication. There are small boxes on each two page spread that are filled with interesting facts. Children can learn about everything from the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, to telegraphs, to the discovery of graphite, to the printing press, telephones and of course, the movies. All are presented in a way that makes learning easy and fun.

I highly recommend this one to both kids and adults. You will all be entertained.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this enjoyable book. The opinions are entirely my own.

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All Aboard the Voyage of Discovery by Emily Hawkins and Tom Adams is an amazingly fun and interesting book with a wonderful amount of educational information and even includes an intriguing mystery that you have to use skills and knowledge to uncover while you navigate your way through the book. Each page is packed with fun facts and information. This book has lift-the-flap clues on each page making it a bit more fun.

In this book, children are invited to find a missing movie reel. Along the way, they are presented with an appealing history of communication. There are small boxes on each two page spread that are filled with interesting facts. Children can learn about everything from the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, to telegraphs, to the discovery of graphite, to the printing press, telephones and of course, the movies. All are presented in a way that makes learning easy and fun.

I really really enjoyed this and not only was it so well written and informative, but the illustrations are just as equally amazing! The details and use of colours is so spot on. I could easily have grabbed this book just to study the art. Even as an adult, this book told me things I hadn't known about. I can easily see this as being popular with children who have that hunger for knowledge about how and when, things in this world were first invented. Such as Pencils, Telephones and other forms of communications. But also about the Pony Express, Rock carvings and movies! For a little book, it has quite alot of information. This is one that I definitely highly recommend for all ages.

The only downside for me was that I was unable to see what was under the flaps as it was an e-version. 

I received an ARC from Wide Eyed Editions via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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First of all, the graphics and layout of this book were stunningly beautiful.~ The style matched the writing, appealing and well done. I enjoyed reading it and my nieces were great test subjects! The two of them loved the "old fashioned" style pictures and didn't realize they were learning while Auntie read them stories, 100% success :)

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Travel back to the year 1927 on board the Voyage of Discovery and explore and learn from some of the greatest minds in history. From science and engineering, to geography and history, Emily Hawkins and Tom Adams have put together an intriguing exploration into some of histories greatest inventions. There's a good amount of information without it feeling heavy and dull, and the interactive flaps make it an engaging read.

I was really captivated by the stylish Art-Deco inspired illustrations, and the added flaps, maps and novelty tickets/code ciphers really added to the authenticity of the adventure. Not to mention the added unique touch of the mystery of the missing movie offers a fun and friendly approach for children to get more involved.

Will definitely be checking out All Aboard the Discovery Express where the year is 1937 and a professor on the verge of a brilliant discovery mysteriously disappears...

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This is a beautiful and educational flip book for children to learn about significant innovations throughout modern history as well as solving a mystery along the way. The language does not diminish the sophistication of the technology at the time yet is still clearly understandable by the correct age range. The illustrations in the book are vivid and eye-catching, this is the perfect book to either read with a child or allow a child to explore themselves.

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If you have kids who are interested in history and sciences, then you have to check this book out! It was fabulous! We had so much going page by page, and discovering new facts! The illustrations are amazing.
This is one book I think that we could go back to again and again, and find something new each time!

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This book is a really cool hands-on and interactive book for kids. There are maps, and photos and tickets all that help readers solve a mystery and learn something at the same time.

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