The Not-So-Faraway Adventure by Andrew Larsen

Into the Wild

The Not-So-Faraway Adventure Read Online Free - Theo's Poppa was an explorer. He had been everywhere. He kept an old trunk packed with the pictures, postcards, maps and menus that he had collected on his adventures. Someday, Theo wants to be an explorer, too. For now, it's Poppa's birthday, and Theo has planned a special trip to the beach with him to celebrate. They plot out their course on a map they've drawn and then take the streetcar to the local beach, where they stroll in the sand, hunt for stones and slurp gazpacho at the beachside restaurant. It's a perfect day, and Theo is so happy to have given Poppa just the right gift. But best of all, Theo has also had her first lesson in being an explorer: you don't have to travel far from home to have an adventure!

In this heartwarming picture book, popular author Andrew Larsen has created a rich story that captures the magic of turning an ordinary day into an adventure. The closeness between Theo and Poppa is touching, and offers a terrific opportunity for classroom discussions about family relationships. The emphasis on discovering the world right outside your door is a wonderful springboard for projects in which children can do the same in their own communities. With subtle and imaginative details in the cityscape, the beach and Poppa's home, Irene Luxbacher's fresh and expressive illustrations add depth to the story. The endearing Poppa and Theo also star in The Imaginary Garden, written and illustrated by the same creators.

Title : The Not-So-Faraway Adventure
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ISBN : 1771380977
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages


Karen rated it ★★★★★

September 19, 2016

I absolutely love this companion book to the multi-nominated The Imaginary Garden by the dynamic duo of Andre Larsen and Irene Luxbacher! Teaming up again, Larsen and Luxbacher have produced another delightfully vivid creative adventure starring Poppa and Theo. "Explorer" takes on an entirely diff...

Franki rated it ★★★☆☆

February 15, 2016

A sweet story of a granddaughter and her grandfather.

Annette rated it ★★★★☆

May 30, 2016

THE NOT-SO-FARAWAY ADVENTURE by Andrew Larson is a heartwarming picture book telling the story of a child and her grandfather who plan a trip to the beach together. Theo enjoys exploring her grandfather’s trunk full of photographs, maps, postcards, and other items from his many adventures. For her...

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

May 26, 2016

A little girl wants to take her grandfather on a trip. Her grandfather is a world traveler. Despite that, they both enjoy taking the street-car down to the beach, and they eat lunch and collect memories of their trip, just as they would if they had traveled to a distant land. Sweet little picture...

Emily rated it ★★★☆☆

September 25, 2017

A sweet story about family.

Brittany rated it ★★★★★

March 21, 2017

One of the best books I have read thus far into 2017. Anything about a grandpa and a child gets me every time. Plus there is a really sweet little memory trunk. *Tear* LOVED!

Melissa rated it ★★★★☆

October 18, 2016

This is a really sweet and colorful book that demonstrates the joy of simple adventures! The illustrations all have very bold colors and include unusual mediums such as cloth and cut out paper which plays nicely with the bright and colorful attitude of adventure found within the story. The story...

East rated it ★★★★★

March 08, 2017

What a wonderful book about an adventure between a granddaughter and her grandpa. For Grandpa's birthday, Theo decided they should go to the beach and eat out in a restaurant. They have a spectacular day together. And have memories to store in grandpa's old trunk. This would be a great story for...

Jillian rated it ★★★☆☆

September 22, 2016

A great story about relationships with grandparents, finding everyday adventures, exploring the unknown, and the importance of making memories with loved ones.

Tasha rated it ★★★★★

May 17, 2016

Theo’s grandfather, Poppa, had traveled all over the world. He has a big trunk packed with items from his travels. Now it is Poppa’s birthday and Theo wants to give him the perfect gift. She realizes that it would be wonderful to go on an adventure together. When he speaks of traveling to the oce...

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