Underworld: Exploring the Secret World Beneath Your Feet

Written by Jane Price; illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock 

Book Title: Underworld: Exploring the Secret World Beneath Your Feet 

Kids Can Press, 2014 

96 pages 

Price $18.95 US / $19.95 CDN 

ISBN 978-1-894786-89-8 

Recommended Age Range 5-10 

Reviewed by Jennifer Zhao



This is a great book for children who are keen on exploring new subjects, such as earth science, 

geomorphology, culture geography, biology, history, agriculture, architecture, technology, et al. 

The author nicely folded the knowledge in these disciplines into one book, which is very 

effective in drawing children to exploring unknown areas. 


The index provided at the back of the book helps to find topics in the book. While Jane Price 

introduced many subject terminologies, she always provided explanations in plain language on 

the side. Photos used in this book easily bring children to the past and inspire them to inquire 

more. Illustrations are effectively presenting new fields in front of young readers. This book also 

can be useful for elementary science teachers to implement the science education among young