Wild Girl: How to Have Incredible Outdoor Adventures

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Wild Girl: How to Have Incredible Outdoor Adventures
Written by Helen Skelton
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536212860
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Wild Girl: How to Have Incredible Outdoor Adventures

author: Helen Skelton
illustrator: Liz Kay

From kayaking the length of the Amazon to biking to the South Pole and running an ultramarathon across the Namib desert, Helen Skelton shares the stories of her most daring feats of endurance and grit in some of the world’s most extreme wildernesses—overcoming challenges, embracing her fears, and finding the positives in the toughest situations. Alongside each exciting account are ideas for outdoor adventures readers can have closer to home, as well as gear lists, information about Helen’s support teams, statistics, tips for physical and mental preparation, and a Wild Girl Wall of Fame featuring the diverse women who inspired Helen with their own achievements. A likable, no-nonsense tone paired with a combination of photographs and fun art will inspire young people to get outside and dream big.

Get outdoors and have amazing real-life adventures with an inspirational guide from adventurer, world-record breaker, and British TV personality Helen Skelton.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$19.99 / $25.99
1536212865 /  9781536212860
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Non-Fiction / Hardback
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
144 / 7 1/16" x 9 7/16"
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
Girls & Women; Health & Daily Living; Sports & Recreation;
author’s comments:
Helen Skelton is a popular television host in the UK. She is the second woman ever to complete the Namibia 24-Hour Ultra Marathon, she solo-kayaked two thousand miles down the Amazon River while breaking two Guinness World Records in the process, and she was the first person to reach the South Pole on a bicycle. She lives in England.
illustrator’s comments:
Liz Kay’s illustrations can be found everywhere from maps to magazines to murals. When she’s not busy doodling, she enjoys outdoor adventures of her own, including hiking, biking, and tennis. She lives in Yorkshire, England.
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