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From dinosaur palaeontologist and snake-venom collector to water slide tester, Tower of London Ravenmaster, octopus keeper and panda nanny, discover the most fun, surprising and enjoyable jobs found on planet Earth - and see just how different and amazing the world of work can be.

Find out how to be a:

Motion capture actor and bring to life monsters, animals and more
Snake venom collector and collect poison from deadly serpents with your hands
Wildlife photographer and capture the world's most incredible creatures on film
Professional magician and tour the world inspiring mystery and wonder
Costume designer and bring famous film and stage characters to life
Sand sculptor and spend your days creating amazing sandcastles out of sand and water
London Dungeon actor and scare people silly through hundreds of years of history
Wax sculptor and recreate the world's most famous people for Madame Tussauds
Computer game designer and create new and exciting virtual worlds to explore
Hot air balloon pilot and take to the skies like a giant bird
Dinosaur palaeontologist and dig up huge prehistoric fossils all around the world
Ostrich babysitter and look after these feisty flightless birds
Volcanologist and study the Earth's lava-spewing secrets
NASA astronaut and explore everything from asteroids to auroras deep in space
Sloth rehabilitator and rescue, rehome and release sloths in tropical Costa Rica

And more jobs which we bet you haven't even imagined!

About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!


Author : Lonely Planet Kids

Ages : 5 - 11 years

Format : Paperback