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By Kate Hale
Illustrated by Andy Smith

A world of 400 facts, all connected in surprising and hilarious ways! Choose your own path through this ingenious web of astounding information.

Did you know that bacteria from between people’s toes has been used to make cheese? Or that the world’s most expensive cheese is made from donkey milk? Or that the milk from one species of cockroach is the most nutritious substance on Earth? Or that a cockroach can survive for weeks without its head? Welcome back to FACTopia, a world of perfectly amazing facts, all of which are verified by Encyclopedia Britannica! Every fact in the book is connected to the next in an ingenious trail of information, where you will hop from topic to topic in unexpected and hilarious ways. And there’s not just one trail through these pages: sometimes your path branches and you can choose to jump to a totally different (but still connected) part of the book. Let your curiosity lead you through this witty wonderland of facts!

  • Every one of the 400 facts in the book is linked, and you can choose your own path through this mind-blowing web of information.
  • Makes connections between a vast range of topics from history and geography to science and nature, including astronauts, polar bears, rollercoasters, sabre-toothed cats, shipwrecks, bananas, pirates, orangutans, medieval knights, and more.
  • Features more than 300 fabulously witty colour illustrations and photographs.

About the author

Kate Hale is a writer, editor and professional fun fact finder. A former executive editor for National Geographic Kids' Books, she’s edited or written about everything from dog communication to wacky roadside attractions, biographies of inspiring scientists to profiles of the cutest animals on Earth. Kate also co-created and hosted the award-winning kids radio program The Weird But True Show! on SiriusXM, which covers weird but totally true facts about the human body, animals, space and everything in between. When she’s not hunting for new facts, Kate enjoys gardening, playing video games, and planning road trips to national parks. She currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A. with her husband and rescue dog.

About the illustrator

Andy Smith is an award-winning illustrator, and studied illustration at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, London. His work combines illustration and typography to create images that have humour, energy and optimism executed with a handmade, hand-printed, tactile feel. He lives by the sea in Hastings, East Sussex, UK.

ISBN: 9781913750398
Imprint: Britannica Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 2, 2022
Dimensions: 153 x 207mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $25.99
New Zealand RRP: $28.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 19/09/21 at 23:56:02
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