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Gr 6-9-- While most readers will never go on such an excursion, they can experience the danger and wonder of an African trek here. The book is everything a well-written travelogue should be--it's a preserve of information, excitement, and realism, well stocked with thrilling adventures, comic mishaps, fascinating animals, and memorable characters. Though vivid prose, Houston recounts his first month-long safari in 1972 from Nairobi to the beach on Formosa Bay and, finally, on to Lake Paradise. Whether leaping over columns of deadly siafu ants on Mount Kilimanjaro, escaping the charge of a bull elephant at the Amboseli Game Reserve, or rescuing a companion from a mud wallow in Marsabit, he never leaves readers behind on his odyssey through Dinesen and Hemingway country. While the black-and-white and full-color photographs are at times overexposed and/or out of focus, the book's lively narrative style will keep readers moving through a Kenya that was far less traveled than it is today, over the Serengeti, past Masai warriors and, perhaps, straight to the library's atlas case. --Doris A. Fong, Benson Polytechnic High School, Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525650515
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/30/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 11 years
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dick Houston

Dick Houston has spent most of his adult life in Africa as a safari leader, conservationist, writer, and teacher. Born in Ohio, he taught English at schools in the United States, Venezuela, Kenya, and Zambia. As a safari leader, he ran journeys across the Sahara Desert, through the rain forests of central Africa, and in the bush country of eastern and southern Africa.

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