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The Grand Adventure

The Grand Adventure
The Grand Adventure
Reads: 
106
Pages: 
34
Average: 4.8 (9 votes)
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This is a true story of survival and determination on an amazing river journey through the Grand Canyon and other canyons of the West... Join civil war hero John Wesley Powell and his brave companions on the first successful river expedition through what was then the uncharted region of the Grand Canyon. This daring 1,000-mile journey is one of the great exploration adventures of the American West.

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Pages: 34
Reading Level: Advanced (9 to 13)
Language: English
ISBN: 1453813462
Categories: Action Adventure, Educational
Features: Illustrations
Keywords: adventure, boat, grand canyon, river, mining, raft, danger
Date Added: September 6, 2010
Join Civil War hero John Wesley Powell and his brave companions on the first successful river expedition through what was then the uncharted region of the Grand Canyon This daring 1000mile journey is one of the great exploration adventures of the American West A True Story of Survival and Determination on an Amazing River Journey through the Grand Canyon and Other Canyons of the West www B o o k L a n d i n g c om Dedicated to that inner voice that calls to the adventurer in all of us to search for the freedom and courage to find our place in this world MAH The Grand Adventure A True Story of Survival and Determination on an Amazing River Journey into the Grand Canyon and Other Canyons of the West Story by Mark A and Donna E Hicks Illustrated by Mark A Hicks Copyright All rights reserved ISBN EAN13 Mark A Hicks is an awardwinning illustrator Mark has been an admirer of John Wesley Powells courage and determination since childhood He is also an admirer of the Grand Canyon and its natural beauty Mark was born and raised in Arizona and has visited the Grand Canyon often You can visit his website at wwwPlanetMarkixcom to see more of his work Donna E Hicks is a writer and educator She is also an admirer and explorer of the Grand Canyon Prospectors told stories about boats in the Grand Canyon being carried down with frightening speed into whirlpools where everybody drowned in the deep waters Others told stories of underground passages into which boats had passed never to be seen again John Wesley Powell a selftaught scientist and Civil War veteran had heard the stories but he was determined to lead a journey into the unknown canyons of the west In spite of having lost his right arm in battle he wanted to continue his lifelong love of learning and exploration Using mostly his own money he organized and recruited nine other men for this daring trip He and the other men set out in four small boats on May to explore the Green and Colorado rivers and their wild and myste