Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt review



Travels with Gannon & Wyatt is a middle-grade adventure series, written by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet.  I have to say, I love adventure books!  I have since I was young.  There is something about a crazy adventure that always has me on the edge of my seat wanting to read more.  Luckily, my kids inherited my love for adventure!

This series definitely does not disappoint.  It is written in a journal format, following brothers Gannon and Wyatt as they travel the world.  One of the most appealing parts of this book for me (besides the content, which was wonderful!) was the fact that these boys are homeschoolers.  They have gone above and beyond what they study by traveling to these places.  Learning anything and everything they can along the way.


The three books in the series follow their travels in Botswana, the Great Bear Rainforest, and Egypt.  My kids were most excited to start on the Egypt book because we have been studying Ancient Egypt during the past couple of months. 

Egypt starts off with Gannon and Wyatt being accepted into the Youth Exploration Society’s Egyptian Antiquities Fellowship.  They, along with their parents (a flight attendant and artist) all make the trip to Egypt together.  I really enjoy the motherly vibe I get from the book, stressing the importance of learning and being grateful for the opportunities that we have.  The beginning of the book concentrates on their learning about Cairo and some of its history.  Then the adventure begins!  I don’t want to give too much away, but the kids really enjoyed the fast pace of this book.  And, again, the journal format was easy to read to them.  They felt like they were really in the story.

Overall I think this is an amazing series.  It is incredibly wholesome and has many wonderful underlying messages like the health of our environment and education in general.  I would definitely recommend this book to parents for their kids!

If you are interested in trying these books out for yourself, I am lucky enough to be able to offer all three of the books in this series.  All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me which book you are most excited about!


Also, I want to mention that the Travels with Gannon &Wyatt facebook page is giving away 3 kindle fire HD’s this month, so you might want to head over there and get in on the action!


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great series! I think the Rainforest adventure would appeal most to us but they all sound great. I love that there are wonderful options now and books that incorporate strong lessons and values! Thanks for the great review!

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