Home and Away

5. The Panorama of the World (London: R. Miller, 1829) is another example of travel literature for children. The text is constructed as a series of conversations meant to entertain the young reader and to impart practical information about various areas of the world. The numerous illustrations are typical of this form, intended to visually engage children who may or may not be able to read. Taylor includes illustrations in his text so that “young brothers and sisters all see, / Although they can’t read, they’re so small” (Scenes in Asia vii).