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Posted July 5, 2014
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Posted February 26, 2014
Title: Travels With Gannon & Wyatt - Egypt
Author: Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
E-Book ASIN: B00HNXEQX4
Genre: Children's Mystery
Tags: Action & Adventure
Overall Rating: Excellent
Wyatt and Gannon are twin brothers who have applied to and won a prestigious fellowship from the Youth Exploration Society. A fellowship which is granted to only four students a year. The brothers have totally different personalities. Wyatt is studious, with a scientific outlook and has a maturity beyond his years. Gannon likes pranks, is slightly superstitious, and has a devil may care attitude. Yet each enjoys the adventures and mysteries to be found in life and are not shy about pursuing their passion. Being home schooled they are able to take the month off to explore Egypt. Their father, a sculptor will be staying in Egypt during their time there.
Wyatt and Gannon meet the other two students, James from Australia and Serene from Egypt at the airport when Dr Aziz welcomes them and their father upon their arrival. A short visit the next day to the bazaar for souvenirs before they take off to the site, while Wyatt finds all he is wanting, Gannon does not until just before it is time to return to the hotel. A small sop off the beaten path draws him and as he talks to the owner he tells them of their plans to search for Cleopatra's tomb. Asking for something special to buy the man takes them out the back and through a maze of alleys and backstreets to show them his private collection. He hands Gannon a piece of tile and tells them about his grandfather an archeologist who disappeared years before. He tells the boys his grandfather told him it came from Cleopatra's tomb. He gives the tile to Gannon after making him promise to honor the site and history if they should discover it is indeed the final resting place of Egypt's most famous female pharaoh.
With curses, poisonous snakes and deadly traps Wyatt and Gannon must travel a perilous path as they work with the Doctor to excavate the site and find proof on whose body resides there. Travels With Gannon and Wyatt: Egypt offers many tidbits about Cairo, Minya and other sites around Egypt. You can imagine the scenes and sounds in your mind and as you close your eyes you can even smell the scents to be had there. With pictures to accent the story to be found peppered through out the novel. This book is a joy for all who read it no matter the age. I found the characters likable and and endearing. I am sure you will as well. Gannon and Wyatt have other adventures as well for you to enjoy. Take a moment to pick up and explore the world with Gannon and Wyatt.
Posted January 24, 2014
Once again the author has set his sights on a great adventure for the two explorers! It doesn't take you long to realize that this book will throw you head over heels into an adventure of a lifetime. Don't think for a moment that it is a ho-hum book! On your seats edge you will find yourself and stay that way throughout. Don't hold off.....go buy the book and when you finish, pass it on to another young reader so as not to deprive him or her of the great adventures within the cover.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 19, 2013
What’s the best way to show a young reader the joys of the world of reading? Give them an easy to read book about the adventures of two characters they can relate to who bring them along on their journey. Travels with Gannon & Wyatt by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet is based on the real-life travels of two boys given the opportunity to travel the world with their parents, told as journal entries made by Gannon and Wyatt. Accepted into the Youth Exploration Society’s Egyptian Antiquities Fellowship program, the boys learn of the rich history of Cairo, explore ancient tombs, seeing and experiencing things in a way far richer than textbook reading or museums could offer. Sharing their thoughts and experiences through their journals is a wonderfully personal way to include the reader on their journey!
Geared to younger readers, this well written story blends entertainment and learning in a remarkably magnetic way! The book moves along smoothly and the “voices” of each of the boys comes through with the sense of adventure and excitement they are feeling. I received an ARC edition from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.