Monday, January 9, 2012

Book "Not For Parents - Paris" - by Lonely Planet Publications

About the Book: Introducing Lonely Planet’s brand new Not for Parents series!
This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real, inside story about one of the world’s most famous cities – Paris. In this book you’ll hear fascinating tales about creepy stone gargoyles, ghostly railway stations, huge castles and amazingly pampered pets. Check out cool stories about stuffed animals, caves filled with bones and the deadly guillotine. You’ll find cyclists, junk collectors and musicians, and snails on the menu for dinner.
Where can you pretend you’re at the beach in the middle of the city?
Who smiles at 6 million people a year?
Who had her own life-size village built just to play in?
Which famous building was built inside out?
This book shows you a Paris your parents probably don’t even know about. Featuring over 12,000 words and 400 photos, maps and illustrations, Lonely Planet’s new Not for Parents: Paris opens up a world of intriguing stories and fascinating facts about one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Be sure to also check out Not for Parents London, Rome and New York City, as well as the Not for Parents Travel Book – a journey through every country in the world.

About the Author: Klay Lamprell is a freelance writer and editor and a regular contributor to parenting magazines. She can be contacted at

My Review: This is a informative book, very well illustrated, written in an easy language, as the main target audience is young readers. But it is definitely a book that everybody can enjoy and learn from it. I visited Paris 25 years ago and most of the fascinating facts described in the book about Paris were new to me. Very enjoyable reading, very well produced and presented, it took me about 1 hour and half to go over the entire book. I recommend this book to those who want to learn interesting facts and stories about the wonderful city of Paris.

This book was published by Lonely Planet Publications in August 2011 and was kind enough to provide this book for me through their Vine Program for reviewing and I was not request to provide a positive review. Opinions expressed here are my own.

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