Book Title: Ripley's Believe it or Not!: Search for the Shrunken Heads

Details: Author: Ripley, Robert

Reading Age: 8 - 9

Publisher: Ripley Entertainment

ISBN-13: 9781893951242

Number of pages: 32

Dimensions: 29.2 x 25 x 3 cm

Retail Price: €23.99

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Book Details

From the Publisher
Ripley's Search for the Shrunken Heads is an evocative potpourri of the journeys and discoveries made by Robert Ripley in the 1920s and 1930s. It features the highlights of those daring escapades in which he set off on the merest whiff of a rumor that something exotic and unique was there to be found in Panang, or the Phunjab, or eastern Persia. With his drawings, cartoons, doodles, and memorabilia it puts in an atmospheric context the strange and bizarre world that unfolded before Ripley's gaze.

The book itself and even in the way it is constructed, is as magical and beguiling as Ripley's journeys with its 3D paper technology comprising pockets, doors, pouches, envelopes, tickets, menus, guest lists, newspaper and magazine cuttings, little surprises of facsimile finds. It is a living notebook with the jottings and musings of a man captivated with the variety and extraordinariness of an extraordinary world.

The book has the appearance of Ripley's personal diary, with handtinted pages, text taken from Ripley's journals, his sketches, 3, and 3 images.

The main text is all in Ripley's own words - and is a treasure trove that highlights the best of his extensive travels and discoveries. It is supported by additional informative text, making each page jam-packed with fascinating facts, anecdotes and information on a selection of stopping points on Ripley's quest for the curious around the world."