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Alastair Humphreys’ Great Adventurers

Alastair Humphreys’ Great Adventurers

About the Book

Author: Alastair Humphreys

Age Range: 7-11 Years

Publisher: Templar

Price: £16.99

Review

Selected by adventurer Alastair Humphreys, this is a collection of incredible journeys undertaken by 20 of the most heroic and impressive explorers 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).

Young and old, male and female and with a wide range of abilities, these intrepid individuals crossed land, sea and sky in the name of adventure – and might just inspire readers to do the same.

This book won the non-fiction category of the 2019 Teach Primary Book Awards, with judge Robin Ince commenting: “A book about adventurers that seems like an adventure to read. A lovely mix of illustration styles and exciting comic strips that made me hungry to turn the page. I can see this working for lots of different ages.”

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