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Great Adventurers

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“The sort of book you buy for your kids and keep for yourself. This pictorial showcase of derring-do is aimed at kids aged seven and over but its cartoon strips, maps and charts are so charming and uncomplicated that it could happily bring a splash of colour to most coffee tables.” – National Geographic

The incredible journeys undertaken by twenty of the most heroic and impressive adventurers who ever lived.

Winner of the 2019 Ordnance Survey Children’s Travel Book of the Year
Long-listed for the Blue Peter Book Award 2019
Short-listed for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2019

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“The sort of book you buy for your kids and keep for yourself. This pictorial showcase of derring-do is aimed at kids aged seven and over but its cartoon strips, maps and charts are so charming and uncomplicated that it could happily bring a splash of colour to most coffee tables.” – National Geographic

“The thoughtfully chosen range of adventurers stretches across history, ages and genders which means that any child can pick this book up and find at least one person they can relate to or feel excited about. A particular charm of the book is the authorial voice, full of excitement and humour. Even the dedication which reads “…a book full of madcap adventurers, daft exploits, dubious career paths…” provides a breath of fresh air.” – ALCS Educational Writers’ Award

  • Winner of the ALCS Educational Writers’ Award – the UK’s only award for creative educational writing
  • Winner of the 2019 Ordnance Survey Children’s Travel Book of the Year
  • Long-listed for the Blue Peter Book Award 2019
  • Short-listed for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2019

Hand-selected by Alastair Humphreys, read about the incredible journeys undertaken by twenty of the most heroic and impressive adventurers who ever lived, including Ibn Battuta (14th-century explorer); Apsley Cherry-Garrard (a member of Scott’s Antarctic expedition); Michael Collins (Apollo Moon mission astronaut) and Nellie Bly (who travelled round the world in less than 80 days). A wide-spread selection of explorers from young to old, male to female and with a range of abilities, these explorers crossed land, sea and sky in the name of adventure and may just inspire readers aged 5+ to do the same.

[Switching from 3rd person as it is tedious to write…] I wanted to write a book to introduce my own personal heroes to a new generation. These are the mad men and women who lit the fire that inspired my own adventures. It’s not just the tick list of the ‘usual’ explorers you get in kids’ books such as this, and I made a big effort to make it really diverse and inclusive.

Every copy is signed.

Only available for UK delivery, unfortunately. There is worldwide free shipping on the book here.

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