The Last Grand Adventure by Rebecca Behrens

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The Last Grand Adventure Read Online Free - Twelve-year-old Bea finds herself on a unique road-trip with her grandmother, as they search for her grandmother’s long-lost sister—the legendary Amelia Earhart—in this charming novel from the author of When Audrey Met Alice and Summer of Lost and Found.

It’s 1967 and twelve-year-old Bea is in need of some adventure. Her mother is off in San Francisco, while her father has just gotten remarried in Los Angeles. Bea has gained a younger stepsister, and she’s not thrilled about her blended family. So when her ailing grandmother, Pidge, moves to an Orange County senior-living community and asks if Bea would spend the summer helping her get settled, Bea is happy for any excuse to get away.

But it turns out, her grandmother isn’t interested in settling in. What she really wants is to hop a train back to Atchison, Kansas—where she thinks she’ll be reunited with her long-missing sister: Amelia Earhart. And she wants Bea to be her sidekick on this secret trip.

At first, Bea thinks her grandmother’s plan is a little crazy. But Pidge has thirty years of letters written in “Meelie’s” unmistakable voice, all promising to reunite. This might be the adventure Bea needs…

With letters in hand, Bea and Pidge set off on their quest to find Amelia. But getting halfway across the country proves to be more of an adventure than either of them bargained for. And their search for Amelia leads to some surprising truths about their family—and each other.

Title : The Last Grand Adventure
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ISBN : 1481496921
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Kate rated it ★★★★★

March 17, 2018

Thanks to the author for the review copy ~ all opinions are my own. I'll do this one list style ~ here is what I loved about it! - historical fiction covering TWO periods of history - fabulous down-and-dirty road trip showcasing a lot of the US - using journaling for adventures AND worries - rich rel...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

April 06, 2018

The Last Grand Adventure By Rebecca Behrens Thank you to @rebeccabehrensbooks and @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. First of all, when I was growing up I always loved Amelia Earhart’s story and I always had the secret hope that she survived and was living ha...

Jessica rated it ★★★★★

June 28, 2017

Oh goodness, this one's a road trip for the ages. I am a HUGE fan of well-written multi-generational relationships, and to throw a meeting with Amelia Earhart into the stakes, well garsh. I'm in. Bea and Pidge are a superb pair and the growth they both experience shows how risk/journeying/adventu...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

October 09, 2017

With her dad’s remarriage to Julie, new stepsister Sally, and her writer mom away covering the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco, it is completely natural for 12 year old Bea to feel a little lost When her grandmother Pidge moves from Boston to a retirement community in California, Bea agrees to...

Amber rated it ★★★★★

January 27, 2018

The Last Grand Adventure was a historical fiction adventure that every child will want to go on. As Bea is challenged with fitting in with her "new" family and figuring out what is going on with her mother, she decided to spend some time with her grandmother who has always been very distant from...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★★

April 22, 2018

I adore Rebecca's books and I love that I can share them with my 11-year-old niece, who is also a big fan. The plots are always so interesting and you don't realize how much you're learning because you're caught up in the story. In this book, I felt like I was right there with Bea and Pidge, alon...

Nikki rated it ★★★★★

June 25, 2017

Here's the official review: Hooray for The Last Grand Adventure, an irresistible blend of historical fact and adventure-filled fiction! Behrens sweeps the reader up with this charming mystery about Amelia Earhart’s whereabouts and the unbreakable bond between sisters. Traveling with twelve-year-o...

Donna rated it ★★★★★

April 15, 2018

What a wonderful way to teach your child history without them really knowing it! I loved this story of a you f girl's adventure with her grandmother, the sister of Amelia Earhart. Of course, I did some research if my own about Amelia Earhart as I read this great story. Beatrice, the young girl in...

Amber rated it ★★★☆☆

April 07, 2018

Kids interested in unsolved mysteries will love this book! Who doesn’t wonder what really happened to Amelia Earhart?! I know I have often wondered what happened and this book had my heart hoping that I would learn a little more about that fascinating story. Spoiler: I did learn a few things!

Allison rated it ★★★★☆

February 24, 2018

"Why did adventure and uncertainty have to go hand in hand?"-Bea from The Last Grand Adventure by Rebecca Behrens. My heart is full after reading about Bea & Pidge's adventure to find family, courage, & themselves!

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