Secret FACTopia!

Follow the trail of 400 hidden facts

Illustrator: Andy Smith

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Britannica Books

FACTopia Series

Age 8+

General Knowledge & Trivia Mysteries & The Supernatural People & Places

Discover facts about detectives, poisons, lost cities, spy gadgets and more in this new addition to Britannica’s bestselling FACTopia! series!

Follow an ingenious trail of 400 facts about everything from secret recipes and escape artists to hidden treasure and invisibility cloaks. You’ll meet an underwear-stealing cat, find out about sharks that glow, uncover a toilet in disguise and learn about the biggest ever game of hide-and-seek. And the facts aren’t the only secrets in this book, for hidden amongst the illustrations are ten mice just waiting to be found!

Lavishly illustrated with witty illustrations that combine artwork and photography, and verified by the experts at Encyclopaedia Britannica, Secret FACTopia! sheds light on some of the world’s most amazing ‘hidden’ facts, which children will be desperate to share with their friends and family.


Paige Towler is an author and editor based in Washington, D.C., USA. A former editor for National Geographic Kids Books, she writes poetry about animals doing yoga, weird facts about the world and silly stories about dogs and bats. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies such as Hey Baby! and National Geographic Kids Nature Poetry, and she has written books for National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Scholastic and more. She is the author of Gross FACTopia! and History FACTopia!

Andy Smith 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. When not producing commercial work for clients, Andy can be found in the studio screen printing books and posters. He lives and works by the sea in Hastings, East Sussex. Andy’s work has been exhibited in the UK, USA, France and Australia.

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