Travels with Gannon and Wyatt review AND a Giveaway!

I was chosen to review this new middle-grade adventure series called Travels with Gannon and Wyatt written by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet. There are three books in the series, so far. Although they are geared for ages 9-12 (you know that tween set), my almost 8 year old AND the almost 14 year old LOVED them! And to tell you the truth, I enjoyed reading them too.

All the books are written as journal entries from the twin boys (Gannon and Wyatt) which make the sections short and sweet. They each have distinct personalities and write as such. Wyatt is the science-loving practical observer, while Gannon seems to emotionally survey the scene. This allows the reader to really get a very good picture of what they are experiencing as a whole. What made it even more engaging for us, is that they are loosely based on real adventures of these actual twin boys.

The books arrived, and as soon as I unwrapped them, the girls were super excited. Books in this house are like candy. The Bee actually read all three in two days (because she is a book reading machine, I tell you!). She liked the second and the third book the best (and the fact that the boys were so cute~a little insight into what teen girls look for in books. *ahem*). We noticed that each book (although all contained interesting facts) were written slightly different from each other. The first had a lot of the adventure part with near misses and action. The second book was written with a mystery incorporated into the adventure (which appealed to us all). And the third involved a lot of history with the adventure all about Egypt.

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt_ Great Bear RainforestFalafel and I chose this one as our favorite. We could really connect to the fact that it took place in Canada, since we just took a trip there this Summer. The terrain described in the book is very similar to what we have in Washington which she could relate to. I loved the Native Culture and Mythology woven into the story. There was a good message in there too.

The books, as a whole, are chock full of factual information cleverly disguised in the words of teen boys. And there is space in back of each book to write your very own travel journal. That was a happy surprise.

And here’s something for you:

A chance to win all three books (total value $38.85)Travels with Gannon and Wyatt series. To enter the giveaway just leave a comment, on this post, telling me what your all time favorite book was when you were a pre-teen/teen. That is it! Oh and this giveaway is only open to US residents (all 50 states). Sorry to my Canadian and overseas friends.

I will use random number generator and choose a winner on Friday.

Good Luck!

Winner is #3! Congrats Eleanor!

For a chance to enter another giveaway, Three Kindle Fires are being given away on the Travels with Gannon and Wyatt Facebook page in November.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

9 Thoughts on “Travels with Gannon and Wyatt review AND a Giveaway!

  1. Oh, these books would be perfect for my tween boy! Thanks so much for the opportunity!
    I remember reading a lot of Judy Blume books in elementary school.

  2. Kristi Andres on November 11, 2013 at 8:31 am said:

    We would love to check out these books. My favorite book series growing up had to be Trixie Beldon mysteries. Love those!

  3. Eleanor on November 11, 2013 at 8:56 am said:

    I think my 8 and 10 year olds would really enjoy these! As for my favorites, anything Madeleine L’Engle, the Anne of Green Gables series, British boarding school stories, the Witch of Blackbird Pond… shall I continue? We really love books. :)

  4. Chronicles of Narnia. I love my husband, but I still have a bit of a crush on Peter… Oh and Harry Potter. Always.

  5. Stephanie on November 13, 2013 at 11:08 am said:

    Wrinkle in Time and Island of the Blue Dolphins were favorites.

  6. Suzanne Edwards on November 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm said:

    I loved the Judy Blume series and also V.C. Andrews “Flowers in the Attic” series!

  7. My all-time favorite was Through the Looking Glass, the companion piece to Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.

  8. Hmmm, it is hard to remember my favorite books from that looong ago! I really liked all Judy Blume books. And I discovered Kurt Vonnegut pretty early on- I think Breakfast of Champions was the first.

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