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Greenland
     

Greenland

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by Keith Hemstreet, Patti Wheeler
 

Upon arriving in Ilulissat, Greenland, Gannon and Wyatt prepare for the adventure of a lifetime—a dogsled expedition in the Arctic! But before the explorers even crack a whip, they receive a desperate mayday call from an Inuit family that is stranded in the far north. Suddenly, Gannon and Wyatt’s expedition to study climate change and Greenlandic

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Upon arriving in Ilulissat, Greenland, Gannon and Wyatt prepare for the adventure of a lifetime—a dogsled expedition in the Arctic! But before the explorers even crack a whip, they receive a desperate mayday call from an Inuit family that is stranded in the far north. Suddenly, Gannon and Wyatt’s expedition to study climate change and Greenlandic culture turns into something far more dangerous—a mission to save lives. As they rush north to rescue the family, led by Inuit guides, the brothers must steer clear of deadly hidden crevasses, hungry polar bears, and bitter cold as they race into an Arctic super-storm, putting even more lives in jeopardy—their own.

In the tradition of the historic journals kept by explorers such as Lewis and Clark, Dr. David Livingstone, and Captain James Cook comes the adventure series Travels with Gannon and Wyatt. From Africa to the South Pacific, these twin brothers have traveled the world. You never know what they will encounter as they venture into the wild, but one thing is certain wherever Gannon and Wyatt go, adventure is their constant companion.

You can find Gannon and Wyatt’s blog, photographs, and video footage from their real-life expeditions at travelswithgannonandwyatt.com.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
10/01/2014
Gr 4–6—In this latest installment, twin brothers Gannon and Wyatt set off on an adventure across Greenland with their own dog sled teams. What was meant to be a purely educational experience turns into a rescue mission when they learn about several Inuit families whose dogs have been stricken with a mysterious illness, leaving them stranded and starving in the far north. Despite having experienced guides with them, Gannon and Wyatt's journey is filled with dangers: a hungry polar bear, cracking ice, and treacherous crevasses. But it is a blinding sudden storm that proves to be the most deadly challenge of all, leaving Wyatt alone in the raging blizzard with no food or supplies. Told in journal entries alternating between the two brothers, this is a gripping and informative novel featuring the land and culture of Greenland. The characters are distinct: Wyatt is serious and analytical, interested in the climate and landscape, while Gannon is more free-spirited and drawn to the stories of the native Greenlanders. Black-and-white photos depict some of the sights the brothers describe along the way. The story takes a tragic turn in the end, when one of the guides sets out through the storm to rescue Wyatt, but there are funny moments (including some fart jokes) to lighten the tone throughout. The book packs a great deal of information into a short, suspenseful read that will appeal to fans of travel and adventure stories. The accompanying website features additional information, photographs, and interviews with the real Gannon and Wyatt.—Ashley Larsen, Pacifica Libraries, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626341203
Publisher:
Greenleaf Book Group Press
Publication date:
10/07/2014
Series:
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Patti Wheeler began traveling at a young age and has nurtured the spirit of adventure in her family ever since. For years, it has been her goal to create children’s books that instill the spirit of exploration in young people. Travels with Gannon and Wyatt is the realization of her dream.

Keith Hemstreet is the recipient of numerous writing awards. He attended Florida State University and completed his graduate studies at Appalachian State University. He lives in Aspen, Colorado, with his wife and three daughters.

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Greenland 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Imagine being able to travel the world, one adventure after another! This time, twins Gannon and Wyatt are headed to Greenland and an adventure in the Arctic when they go on a dogsled expedition in the freezing North. Their adventure becomes a dangerous trek in the race against time and the elements to save a family trapped in the far north. Freezing temperatures, wild animals and deadly landscape put their own lives in danger. If not for the bravery of their Inuit guide, being trapped and alone may have cost Wyatt his life. Adventure, imagination and youth go hand in hand. Even the reluctant reader will be swept into this tale as they feel the cold, the wind and pure adrenaline rush of the freedom of unleashed on a dogsled. Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Greenland by Patti Wheeler, is one more adventure to fuel a young mind with all the possibilities in life. Wonderful writing, wonderful illustration.