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Fantastic Female Adventurers

Truly Amazing Tales of Women Exploring the World
By: Lily Dyu
Narrated by: Amy Putt
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Do you know how it feels to run for 1,900 miles? Or to look down at the Earth from a space station? Or to swim alongside a hungry shark?

Fantastic Female Adventurers by Lily Dyu is a collection of 14 exciting and inspirational stories about the women that do. Follow them on their incredible journeys around the globe.

Ski to the North Pole with Ann Daniels while watching out for polar bears and lethal cracks in the ice. Feel the air beneath your feet as you climb high on a cliff face with Gwen Moffat. Experience the thrill of racing down rocky Himalayan trails with champion runner Mira Rai. Sail the oceans with Ellen MacArthur, the girl who saved up her lunch money to buy her first boat. You’ll even fly into space with Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman. And join Lily on other awesome adventures with Anna McNuff, Sarah Outen, Misba Khan, and more - taking you from Everest to the South Pole and all the places in between.

Fantastic Female Adventurers will leave you thinking, "I can do that, too!"

©2019 Lily Dyu (P)2019 Shrine Bell

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Inspiring!

Fantastic female adventurers by Lily Dyu, narrated by Amy Putt, is a fantastic collection of concise tales of epic female adventures, of all shapes and sizes.

This book already had lots of hype when I managed to get my excited hands on it, and it definitely lived up to that! The opening summary of the women's stories that the book focusses on immediately gets you excited about the things to come, and nicely sets the scene for the reasons behind the book, and why it is important to celebrate these feats.

The narrator Amy Putt has good emphasis, a clear voice, and a slightly quicker cadence than I am used to, but it was ok to follow and I quickly got used to it. Occasionally the pauses at the end of a sentence wasn't quite long enough, but it wasn't a big issue for me once I settled in to her rhythm. There is a subtle use of various accents to discern between quotes and narrative which is useful.

Starting out as it means to go on, the book cuts to the chase and from the very first story is gripping and awe-inspiring. Assuming nothing, Fantastic Female Adventurers is perfect for young and old alike to get inspired by female power, determination, and pure grit.

It doesn't shy away from talking about how these incredible women juggle families, emotions, and more on top of pushing themselves to the limit and pursuing what they believe in.

Great to listen to in stages, fantastic variety of adventures, circumstances, and achievements, but also perfect and easy to listen to in one sitting. Extremely enjoyable!

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  • 15-10-19

An inspiring book - play it in the car to the kids

An inspiring children's book with some really interesting stories about a variety of woman. primarily aimed at the plus 7/8 year old market this book is a good investment in time for any young to teen age children, especially boys as it does highlight the endeavours of woman in a positive and inspiring way - something their typical reading does not.
The messages of adventure, danger, conservation, community, compassion, failure, relationships, parenting, companionship, support and friendship come through in the stories. Space travel, trail running, cycling, bikes, round the world travel, climbing, Everest and sailing all feature strongly.

I played it in the car to my 14 year old son. A good move.

Highly recommended.