Epic Adventures: Explore the World in 12 Amazing Train Journeys

Epic Adventures: Explore the World in 12 Amazing Train Journeys

By Author / Illustrator

Sam Sedgman, Sam Brewster


Non Fiction

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Pan Macmillan








From Adventures on Trains author and British Book Award 2021 winner, Sam Sedgman, comes a beautiful and informative book encapsulating the excitement and wonder of adventure and travel - all seen through the world's most wondrous train journeys.

Climb onboard and travel across six continents, 34 countries and numerous cities via twelve of the world's most amazing train journeys. Bestselling author Sam Sedgman will delight with his descriptive and illuminative text about train journeys including the Eurostar (London to Amsterdam), Orient Express (Paris to Istanbul), the first Transcontinental Railroad (Chicago to San Francisco) and the Rejuvenation Express (Beijing to Hong Kong). Each locomotive adventure reveals some of the rich history, culture, landscape and wildlife of the countries travelled. Take in the safari sights of Southern Africa, wrap up warm in the Arctic Circle, celebrate Chinese New Year and taste some tea in India whilst on a toy train - there's a whole world to discover when travelling by train!

Detailed, colourful illustrations by Sam Brewster brings the facts and journeys to life. Epic Adventures will appeal to culture-, travel-, locomotive-fans of all ages.



Sam Brewster's illustrations are absolutely amazing and help to bring Epic Adventures to life, alongside Sam Sedgman's interesting facts.

This book is for you if you love trains, if you don't love trains, if you are interested in the culture of countries, if you love geography or if you love historical facts. Each page has so many illustrations and facts to look at. Included in the book are the Trans-Siberian express, the Rejuvenation Express, the Orient Express and abandoned stations, among others.

Epic Adventures is an utterly brilliant book for seven year olds but also for younger children who would love to look through with an adult. It has so many interesting facts that I’m sure older children would enjoy reading it too.

64 pages / Reviewed by Donna Ritchie, teacher.

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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