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Mark the Mountain Guide & the Compass Adventure Children’s Book



This children’s book is perfect for little adventurers. This is the second book in the exciting adventures of Mark the Mountain Guide and his friends, plus includes lots of practical information to get kids started on their mountaineering careers.


“It’s a beautiful morning at the Marmot Mountaineering School, when an enormous avalanche suddenly blocks the path back to High Alp Village. An exciting adventure ensues, as Mark the Mountain Guide helps his students to get home safely.”

The section at the end includes illustrated instructions on how to build an igloo, what a mountaineer wears and carries in his pack, and how to tie a couple of useful knots. There are also child-friendly explanations of what causes an avalance, how mountains are formed and why stars are so bright at altitude.


  • Written in English, also available in French
  • Engaging mountain adventure story
  • Practical information, glossary of mountain related words and child-friendly explanations
  • 48 full colour pages with beautiful illustrations in watercolour
  • Map and overview of places visited in the story
  • Compass on the outside

About the Author & Illustrator;

Mark Seaton is an internationally qualified Mountain Guide who has lived and worked in the European Alps since 1992. He lives with his wife Jane, their daughters Andrea, Florence and Sophie, and their Bernese mountain dog, Leo, in the Chamonix Valley. Lorna and Graham Philpot are an ingenious collaborative team. Anthony Ant and his Extraordinary Underground Maze became an instant success when it was first published in 1990 in the UK, USA, and Canada. It won the coveted Best Picture Book 1994 award, voted for by the Federation of Children’s Books in the United Kingdom. Anthony Ant’s success blossomed into a collection of books and a major TV series. Lorna and Graham Philpot live with their three children, Leonie, Henrietta and Maddox in London.

Additional information

Weight 0.325 kg
Dimensions 18 x 24 cm


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