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Overview, Young Explorer's Edition

A New Way of Seeing Earth

Benjamin Grant, Sandra Markle


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Discover Earth as you've never seen it before, in this stunning and unique collection of satellite images that offer an unexpected look at our planet. A perfect gift for young National Geographic fans and atlas enthusiasts!

When astronauts look down at our planet and see its vibrant surface shining against the blackness of space, they experience the Overview Effect--a sense of awe, an awareness that everything is interconnected, and an overwhelming desire to take care of our one and only home.

Overview: Young Explorer's Edition, newly adapted for young readers from the adult book Overview, captures this sense of wonder and shares it with readers without having to leave the ground. Extraordinary aerial photographs reveal Earth's natural beauty and show the surprising, fascinating, and destructive ways humans have impacted our environment. This eye-opening visual journey will forever change the way we see our home planet.

Praise For Overview, Young Explorer's Edition: A New Way of Seeing Earth

“An inspiring . . . always richly thought-provoking exploration of our shared home.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Grant’s collection of breathtaking satellite photos offers a mind-altering shift in perspective adapted for young readers. The crisp photos mesmerize.” Publishers Weekly

Crown Books for Young Readers, 9781984832023, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2019

About the Author

Benjamin Grant is the author of Overview and the founder of Daily Overview on Instagram, from which the book takes its inspiration. His daily posts have both delighted and challenged his audience from around the globe since 2013. Benjamin graduated from Yale University, where he studied history and art history and rowed on the heavyweight crew team. He lives and rides his bike in San Francisco. You can follow along on Instagram at @dailyoverview, or learn more at

Sandra Markle is the author of more than 200 children's books, which have won numerous awards, including Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, IRA/CBC Children's Choice, NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Books for Children, NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended, and ALA Notable Books for Children. She lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @SANDRA_MARKLE or discover more at WRITE ON! SANDRA MARKLE