Visiting Author for Schools: Dylan Thuras

Dylan Thuras

Thursday, October 11. (Dylan will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your DATE and TIME OF DAY preference.)

Dylan Thuras

DYLAN THURAS is the cofounder and creative director of His pursuit of the unusual began as a teenager exploring abandoned buildings in the Midwest and eventually took him to Budapest for a year, where he explored Eastern Europe’s obscure and wondrous locales.

ABOUT THE BOOKThe Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid 
A passport to the world’s most mesmerizing and mysterious wonders, presented in a stunning full-color illustrated expedition to 100 real destinations in 47 countries on every continent. Between these covers, kids will journey around the world to visit the weirdest, coolest, and most off-the-beaten-path destinations proving that the world is vast and there are marvelous treasures behind every corner or even right under your feet. For kids ages 8 and up who love history, science, travel, and the wonders of the world—including those who loved the original Atlas Obscura.

PRAISE FOR: The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid

“Fair warning: It's addictive.” —NPR, “Cosmos & Culture”

“In this gorgeous collection, the celebrated Atlas Obscura website is condensed into 480 pages of awe-inspiring destinations. For lovers of history and exploration, the striking color photographs will spark immediate wanderlust.” —Entertainment Weekly

“This book is PACKED with wonderful, amazing, fascinating places all around the world. This is the perfect gift for the person who thinks they’ve done it all and seen it all because this shows that there’s so much more in the world to explore. It’s a wonderful, wonderful coffee table book.” —NBC, “TODAY” 

“Atlas Obscura may be the only thing that can still inspire me to leave my apartment. . . . This resource is essential for exploring the world and engaging adventure with wit and style (often from the comfort of my bed).”—LENA DUNHAM, creator of Girls and author of Not That Kind of Girl

“Odds are you won’t get past three pages without being amazed at something truly strange that you didn’t know existed.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Richly illustrated, delightfully strange, this compendium of off-beat destinations should spark many adventures, both terrestrial and imaginary.” —Boston Globe

“This is the fun way, a deep dive (sometimes literally) into places you’d never find otherwise, the weird and wild wonders of the world.” —WIRED

“I thought I had seen most of the interesting bits of the world. Atlas Obscura showed me that I was wrong. It's the kind of book that makes you want to pack in your workaday life and head out to places you'd never have dreamed of going, to see things you could not even have imagined. A joy to read and to reread.” —NEIL GAIMAN, author of Sandman and American Gods

“A perfect tome for the armchair explorer and the actual traveler alike.” —Austin American Statesman

“Atlas Obscura is a joyful antidote to the creeping suspicion that travel these days is little more than a homogenized corporate shopping opportunity. Here are hundreds of surprising, perplexing, mind-blowing, inspiring reasons to travel a day longer and farther off the path. . . . Bestest travel guide ever.” —MARY ROACH, author of Stiff and Gulp

TBD from publisher

Upper Elementary, Lower Middle Schools; grades 3-7

As many as possible!

Dylan will have his own computer and an HDMI cable. He'll be presenting a PowerPoint and will need a projector/TV with audio capabilities to possibly show a video. The PowerPoint will also be on a USB, in case schools have a computer to connect to. And, a bottle of water.

#atlasobsura, #tatteredcover

Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Dylan's book: Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.


The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid Cover Image
By Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Joy Ang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781523503544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 18th, 2018