Horrible Geography

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Horrible Geography
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Cover of Freaky Peaks
AuthorAnita Ganeri
IllustratorMike Phillips
Cover artistPhillips
CountryUnited Kingdom
SubjectGeography
GenreNon-fiction
PublisherScholastic
Publication date
1999–present

Horrible Geography is a series of children's non-fiction books written by Anita Ganeri, illustrated by Mike Phillips, and published in the UK by Scholastic. It is a spin-off from the Horrible Histories series, and is designed to get children interested in geography.

Reception[edit]

The Royal Meteorological Society's Metlink teaching resource reviewed Stormy Weather, calling it "engaging, accurate and interesting", and praising its conversational style and illustrations.[1] A review in the journal Nature praised the series (along with Horrible Science) for its "sense of fun" alongside the educational content, but noted that the facts provided are occasionally misleading.[2] Books for Keeps gave a generally positive review of Odious Oceans and Violent Volcanoes, commenting that "Ganeri’s geographical ventures represent a definite step forward for this respected writer".[3]

Awards and sales[edit]

As of August 2011, the series has sold almost 2 million copies and been translated into more than 20 languages.[4]

Horrible Geography: Odious Oceans, Violent Volcanoes and Stormy Weather won the Geographical Association Silver Award in 1999.[5] In 2008, the Geographical Association also gave Horrible Geography of the World a Highly Commended Award for its contribution to school geography.[5] The Horrible Geography Handbook: Planet in Peril won the 2009 Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book with Facts.[6]

In 2010, Anita Ganeri was presented with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's Joy Tivy Education Medal for "exemplary, outstanding and inspirational teaching, educational policy or work in formal and informal educational arenas".[7]

Titles in the series[edit]

Main series and specials[edit]

Handbooks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Book Reviews". Metlink Teaching Weather and Climate. Royal Meteorological Society. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  2. ^ Knapp, Sandra (30 November 2000). "Horribly fun and dreadfully popular!". Nature. 408 (6812): 522. doi:10.1038/35046165. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  3. ^ Percy, Ted. "Evolve or Die; Odious Oceans; Violent Volcanoes". Books for Keeps. Books for Keeps. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Royal Scottish Geographical Society Honours Horrible Geography Author". PRLOG. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Anita Ganeri". Children's Discovery Centre. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  6. ^ "CBBC's Blue Peter Book Awards winners announced". BBC Press Office. British Broadcasting Corporation. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Tivy Education Medal". Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 17 January 2018.

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