Welcome to Cool Maps for Curious Kids! Nimble Books believes in "no compromises" maps for kids aged 7 to 77. We believe kids are pretty darned good little geographers and that they deserve to see interesting maps, not goofy pastel cartoons. Note that this is not an atlas; our goal is for you and your kids to be energized to learn more. What we provide in this book is a variety of interesting perspectives. The motivation for this particular volume is that rather remarkably! two books about Afghanistan is at the top of the best seller list right now. Khaled Hosseini's THE KITE RUNNER and A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS have earned rapturous reviews. We suspect that many adults and their children will be interested in knowing more about the nation where these books take place.