Tuesday, August 01, 2006

August book review

Hey Mom, Can I Ride My Bike Across America?: Five Kids Meet Their Country by John S. Boettner John and his wife taking 5 teenagers on a bike trip across America. These are not 17 and 18 year olds. One boy only 12 and the other 4 are 13 and 14 years old. One of the 13 year old girls is so small she has to ride a bike with 24" wheels as opposed to the normal 26" size.

They have a trip to remember all their lives. The story is about more than just the "ride" but about "small town America". These kids are from California so it is a real eye opening adventure for them.

I was truly amazed at these young kids and in awe of John and his wife for being responsible for 5 kids for over three months.

5 comments:

Annie said...

Hi, Thanks for the review. This looks like engaging reading. I'll look it up.

And thanks for dropping by my blog. Glad you like my hairdo.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

This book sounds like a book that I would love to read.

PEA said...

I'll definitely be on the lookout for this book, sounds so very interesting and you can just imagine the experiences these kids will have and see!!

Kerri said...

I've made a note of this book. Sounds really interesting. I think you'd like "Six Months Off" by Lamar Alexander. He and his wife take their kids to Australia and travel around for six months. They do some interesting stuff. Like the book above, it's about more than their travels...it's about their family...and you get to learn a lot about Australia! :) I loved it!
Hey, I can't slow down yet....I just started being speedy!!! It's so great :)

Michelle said...

The book sounds fantastic, i need to keep my eyes peeled for it!

 

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