The incredible journeys undertaken by twenty of the most heroic and impressive adventurers who ever lived.
“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
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.
It is a big, chunky hardback book with a lovely tactile cover.
Every copy is signed.
Only available for UK delivery, unfortunately. There is worldwide free shipping on the book here.