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CHILDREN MAP THE WORLD: Volume 2
Selections from the Barbara Petchenik Children's World Map Competition

Authors: Temenoujka Bandrova, Jeet Atwal, Milan Konecny, Jesus Reyes Nunez

Children Map the World, volume 2, showcases one hundred favorite world map drawings submitted to the Barbara Petchenik Children's World Map Competition 2005-2007. The map competition, sponsored by The International Cartographic Association, was created as a memorial to Barbara Petchenik, a cartographer who studied how children comprehend maps. The vibrant collection of maps in this volume present varying perspectives on the theme "Many Nations—One World" from young artists, ranging in age from five to fifteen representing 37 countries.

This is an imaginative collection by young artists that reflects artistic, cultural, social, and cartographic awareness. In these drawings, young people express their hopes, wishes, and fears for their world. The images show young people’s enduring interest in maps and the excitement to be had from them.

Many of the images are arresting and offer a wide variety of perspective; younger children's maps are often accompanied by comforting images of childhood, such as teddy bears or birthday cakes, while older children tend to show images of poverty, disease, and warfare. Despite this scattering of painful images, the maps express the worldwide hopes of children for opportunity, economic development, friendship, and international understanding.

For children, parents, and teachers, these drawings will inspire and delight.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward graphic literacy promotions that target developing countries and disadvantaged learners.

$29.95 (softcover)
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