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Sunday 11 June 2017

Lonely Planet Kids: Amelia’s Maze Adventure; Marco’s Maze Mission

 In an age saturated with screens as the leading form of amusement for children, parents are always looking for new ways to help stimulate and entertain their kids. The world’s leading travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet, now offers something screen-free for young ones; two a-maze-ing globetrotting adventures , Amelia’s Maze Adventure and Marco’s Maze Mission.

Guaranteed hours of fun and learning, Lonely Planet Kids: Amelia’s Maze Adventure and Lonely Planet Kids: Marco’s Maze Mission have hit the ground running, making the world accessible to children, at the same time teaching and entertaining kids in a fresh and exciting way.
The good old fashioned maze has never looked so good.

With an underlying story of adventure and drama - as Lady Vivian Winthrop returns from a round-the-world trip to find her precious jewels are missing - Amelia’s Maze Adventure is loaded with mazes and fun facts, all the while encouraging young readers to solve the mystery by retracing Lady Winthrop’s steps through various countries to track down the missing jewels.

From the Port of Morocco, to the Tomatina festival in Spain, to the Palace of Versailles in France, children will get a taste for travel, complete brain-teasing puzzles and discover incredible facts on every page.

Lonely Planet Kids: Marco’s Maze Mission, the partnering brother publication, also offers hours of entertainment for kids. Kids are encouraged to help absent-minded photographer, Geronimo Keats, find his possessions left somewhere on his round-the-world journey. Kids will travel through Norway and New Zealand, Belize and beyond. This book is also packed with fun illustrations and mind-boggling mazes.
It’s not too often I come across something screen-free, that will keep my own children entertained and happy for an extended period of time.

Amelia’s Maze Adventure and Marco’s Maze Mission offer both boys and girls, a perfect blend of education and entertainment, while cultivating a love of travel and a taste for the world beyond their backyard. A definite recommendation!

Title: Lonely Planet Kids: Amelia’s Maze Adventure, and Lonely Planet Kids: Marco’s Maze Mission
Author: Jane Gledhill
Publisher: Lonely Planet Global Limited, $14.99
Publication Date: May 2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781786574350 and 9781786576866
For ages: 8 - 12
Type: Activity book