The Atlas of Remote Islands (Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot on and Never Will) by Judith Schalansky is one of those books that you can easily spend a day dreamily paging through. Beautiful stories are crafted from these remote islands histories, giving character to the pieces of land that could be easily overlooked or forgotten. Backing up the text are intricately rendered illustrations, and a soothing color palette. You want this book.
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