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“For all our sakes we need more children falling off branches, getting lost in forests and getting stuck inside trees. The message is simple; it is more risky not to go into the woods. It is dangerous for not only the health of the individual but the world.
Recently the media has been wrapped up in a blanket of stories about cotton-wool kids.”
This was the beginning of a fascinating blog post on the Stanfords Bookstore website, written by Daniel Raven-Ellison of The Geography Collective. You can read the entire blog here: http://www.stanfords.co.uk/articles/blog/the-geography-collective-get-lost-kids,229,AR.html
And please pre-order your copy/ies of MIssion:Explore off these pages as well. For every two you buy a third copy WILL be donated to kids who can’t afford their own copy.
Can of Worms Kids Press is joining up with the fantastic folks behind the Crystal Palace Children’s Books Festival to be held on 23rd October. Two missions are being published in the October issue of The Transmitter magazine, and anyone completing the missions will get a prize or great Love Outdoor Play sticker.
IT’S TIME TO EXPLORE! Mission:Explore contains 102 missions that challenge you to (re)discover our world. Become a guerilla explorer and extreme missioner with missions that defy gravity, see the invisible and test your mental agility. CLICK HERE to see a sample
Buy a copy for just £6.00 including P&P (normal price £7.99 plus P&P). Each illustrated mission will challenge you in daring new ways. Draw, rub, smear, write, scrape and print your findings and achievements as you complete each mission. LOOK INSIDE…if you dare!
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The Shell Chester Literature Festival is in its 21st year, and they have invited one of our authors, the fantastic Alastair Humphreys, to give a talk. As well as being the author of three books, Al is a talented speaker, with the President of the Royal Geographical Society saying, “with the possible exception of Sir David Attenborough, that was the best lecture, and the longest applause that I have heard in the past 15 years.”
You can check out Al’s blog, read about his cycling adventures by reading Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine, or read about the wisdom he gained on his journey by reading Ten Lessons From the Road. Buy by using the buttons below.
Alastair Humphreys cycled 46,000 miles round the world, in his third book, Ten Lessons from the Road, he reveals what he learnt along the way to help us all pursue our own adventures.
In this book, Alastair challenges us to see things differently, breaking down seemingly distant dreams into achievable goals. Reminding readers that it is never too late to reclaim our dreams and achieve what we really want out of life, Alastair asks us to remember that any journey begins with a single step.
Why only 10 lessons, you ask? We all have just one life to live, and the clock is ticking fast. Rather than spend too long theorising about how we are going to live our lives, Alastair suggests that we go out and live them!
Readers of Alastair’s best-selling Moods of Future Joys, and also Thunder & Sunshine are sure to enjoy his latest work!
Press for Ten Lessons from the Road:
“Humphreys’ engaging, sometimes brutal, sometimes comic style is above all a call to arms.” – The Guardian
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‘Oscar Grillo cannot draw a line without it spitting and spiralling into a storm of expressive features and skittering bodies. He IS a tempest, and this adaptation captures the energy and fury of a Globe first-night performance back in the day.’
The Page become the Stage with Oscar Grillo’s powerful and engaging interpretation of The Tempest to be published 19th June. The fifth book in our Graphic Shakespeare range, Oscar Grillo’s version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest will re-define the genre with its quality of illustration. This version has the full text; nothing has been added, nothing has been taken away, none of Shakespeare’s poetic verse has been dumbed-down. Grillo’s spectacular and quirky illustration is not merely illustrative, but interpretive. This inventive re-imagining of one of Shakepeare’s finest plays is a must-have for any literature or graphic novel enthusiast.
As one of Shakespeare’s more fantastical plays, The Tempest has been notoriously difficult to produce on stage. With their associated elements of magic, the monstrous Caliban, the fairy Ariel and his master Prospero demand a more fluid medium if they are to truly reflect the imagination of their creator.
Oscar Grillo now joins the ranks of famous directors as he turns the page into the stage with his graphic interpretation of what is thought to be Shakespeare’s last – and for many, most compelling – play.
Using colour and innovative use of shading, award-winning animator, Grillo brings the characters to life with great humour, pathos and persuasion on Prospero’s mystical island.
Good Morning Afghanistan, Waseem Mahmood’s most recent book, recounts a true story of how a courageous band of media warriors assist a broken nation in finding a voice through the radio. Over the airwaves, a land devastated by decades of war begins to battle with words rather than weapons. A glimmer of hope emerges in the form of a spirited little breafast-time radio programme, Good Morning Afghanistan.
“Good Morning Afghanistan… was an important start in bringing fat and uncensored information to the war-stricken people of Afghanistan.” From the foreword by Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
The Cycling Touring and Campaigning (CTC) magazine, Cycle, has published a review of 50 Quirky Bike Rides by Eye Books author Rob Ainsley.
A bit like Dr Who’s Tardis, this slim paperback conceals a cavernous interior, with copious facts about unusual biking experiences all over England and Wales. Each ride includes a ‘snackstop’, a ‘bevvy break’, a tourist tick list (making sightseeing a doddle) and details of further information sources. Yet more icing on the cake comes in the form of a dedicated website with maps of all the routes shown. The book will interest a whole spectrum of riders, from casual pootlers to dedicated cycle tourers. A great book.
Visit Rob’s website here.
Thunder and Sunshine by Alastair Humphreys has been reviewed by Barbara Bamberger Scott, of the online book journal Curled Up With a Good Book.
Excerpt from Barbara Bamberger Scott’s review:
In an age when there are, in the older way of looking at things, no new frontiers, an adventure like this is a great achievement and no doubt an inspiration to others. There may be no roads untraveled, but there are still new ways to travel them and much to learn along the way. Humphreys is a hopeful person – there is no taint of cynicism or world-weariness in his writing. Constantly self-motivated, he had only himself to thank when he got up each day and cycled another few miles. He was nearly always treated with kindness and “nobody ever refused me water.” He concludes, “Don’t believe what you see on the TV; the world really is a good place.”