This book deserves a place on every child’s bookshelf. I highly recommend it as a gift for your own child(ren) or any other children in your life, homeschooled or not. We got our copy a couple of years ago and it has been much-loved and much-read ever since.
Alastair has selected 20 adventurers from around the world and across the centuries. There are women as well as men, and a Paralympic athlete. This is absolutely not a collection of white Europeans planting flags, and Alastair has done a great job of including lots of adventurers who seem like normal people, not superheroes. The book makes you feel like you just need to jump on your bike and GO!
It’s a very accessible book, with lots of comic-strip style pages explaining the expeditions. But it’s also packed with information and is a great way to start thinking about topics across history, geography, and science. When the children are slightly older I am looking forward to two of Alastair’s works of fiction for children: The Girl Who Rowed the Ocean and The Boy Who Biked the World.
I would love to hear from other homeschoolers (and non-homeschoolers) about what is working really well for their family. A book you love, a game you play, a podcast that you just can’t miss. Please get in touch by e-mail or leave a comment.
WhT a great idea! This will be so useful - particularly for grandparents who are not in touch with what is current. Will be passing this on to parents and grandparents immediately! Good to have the age group defined so one can buy with confidence that it is age appropriate.
Many thanks, I look forward to more posts!