While on vacation in Ireland, Gannon and Wyatt visit medieval castles, climb the Cliffs of Moher, and explore the ancient Newgrange monument. But after Gannon kisses the Blarney Stone their adventure takes a dramatic turn. While volunteering on a farm to connect with their Irish roots, they learn that a deadly blight is wreaking havoc on the Irish farmland. Determined to uncover the true cause, the courageous explorers embark on a secret mission to gather evidence against a ruthless suspect, but soon find themselves running for their lives. Ultimately, they must rely on their wilderness survival skills and Gannon’s “gift of gab” if they hope to bring justice to their ancestral home.
In the tradition of the historic journals kept by explorers such as Lewis and Clark, Dr. David Livingstone, and Captain James Cook comes the adventure series Travels with Gannon and Wyatt. From Africa to the South Pacific, these twin brothers have traveled the world. You never know what they will encounter as they venture into the wild, but one thing is certain wherever Gannon and Wyatt go, adventure is their constant companion.
You can find Gannon and Wyatt’s blog, photographs, and video footage from their real-life expeditions at travelswithgannonandwyatt.com. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of the publisher.
This book was trying desperately hard to be teach about a country, tell an adventure story about two brothers and also make some political commentaries. I just could not get into it although I gave it about 50 pages. The book comes off like a fictionally-inspired travel guide and while this may have been interesting to a middle grade reader who knows nothing about Ireland, it got annoying quickly.
This seems like the kind of book that teachers would love and students would tolerate as part of required reading in school.
Rating: 2 stars!
Who should read it? Middle School kids that are really interested in travel or trying to learn about a country.
Want to read the whole series?
- Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana
- Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Egypt
- Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Greenland
- Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Great Bear Rainforest