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Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Egypt (Travels with Gannon and Wyatt)

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After winning a prestigious fellowship from the Youth Exploration Society, Gannon and Wyatt set off on a journey to Egypt. There they study with world-renowned archeologist Dr. Mohammed Aziz, joining him on a quest to find the long lost tomb of the Pharaoh Cleopatra, rumored to hold priceless treasures and secret scrolls containing answers to some of ancient Egypt’s greate ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 21st 2014 by Greenleaf Book Group Press (first published January 2nd 2014)
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Maggie
Nov 20, 2013 Maggie rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Both my daughter and I enjoyed the third book, Egypt (to be released in January 2014). I personally liked the description of the city of Egypt, its crazy traffic and the vendors all trying to sell something. I also was enamored with the descriptions of the tomb that the three young explorers find. I don’t want to say much more in fear of giving away the ending but if your child is at all interested in pharaohs, tombs and ancient Egypt, he or she will like this book. My 7 year old daughter hasn’t ...more
Dianne
What’s the best way to show a young reader the joys of the world of reading? Give them an easy to read book about the adventures of two characters they can relate to who bring them along on their journey. Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Egypt by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet is based on the real-life travels of two boys given the opportunity to travel the world with their parents, told as journal entries made by Gannon and Wyatt. Accepted into the Youth Exploration Society’s Egyptian Antiqu ...more
Beyond the Pages
Jan 08, 2014 Beyond the Pages rated it it was amazing
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Egypt was a remarkable read! I loved it. It captured my attention right away and kept it.

Written in a journal style format, this book described the travels and adventures experienced by two homeschooled siblings who were awarded with a trip to Egypt. On this once-in-a-lifetime archeological excursion, each brother gave his perspective on what they saw, felt, thought, and learned along the way.

From the moment Gannon and Wyatt were introduced, I was intrigued. They
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DelAnne Frazee
Feb 25, 2014 DelAnne Frazee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Travels With Gannon & Wyatt - Egypt
Author: Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
Published: 1-21-2014
ISBN-10: 160832561X
ISBN-13: 978-1608325610
E-Book ASIN: B00HNXEQX4
Pages: 130
Genre: Children's Mystery
Tags: Action & Adventure
Overall Rating: Excellent


Wyatt and Gannon are twin brothers who have applied to and won a prestigious fellowship from the Youth Exploration Society. A fellowship which is granted to only four students a year. The brothers hav
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Candy
Nov 18, 2016 Candy rated it liked it
Shelves: j-books
Travels of Wyatt and Gannon: Egypt
Patti Wheeler, Keith Hemstreet
Travels with Wyatt and Gannon series
Action/Adventure
Juvenile


Review: Wyatt and Gannon are off an adventure to Egypt. This time they have won the chance to participate in an archaeological dig to try and find Cleopatra’s grave. They will have to survive severe desert conditions and those who would destroy everything they have worked for.
I really want to like this series, but I feel they just get sillier each time. Of course this one
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Heather
Nov 20, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-read
Travels with Gannon & Wyatt is a middle-grade adventure series, written by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet. I have to say, I love adventure books! I have since I was young. There is something about a crazy adventure that always has me on the edge of my seat wanting to read more. Luckily, my kids inherited my love for adventure!

This series definitely does not disappoint. It is written in a journal format, following brothers Gannon and Wyatt as they travel the world. One of the most appealin
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Suz
May 04, 2015 Suz rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-kid-lit, netgalley
Fans of movies like "The Mummy" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" will love the story of the twins and their trip to Egypt. When Gannon and Wyatt get the chance to work with a famous archaeologist on his dig, they can't believe they are actually searching for the lost tomb of Cleopatra. Just visiting the city of Cairo itself is an adventure with the architecture, haggling in the marketplace, and the mixture of donkey carts in downtown traffic alongside cars and trucks. Once the boys get to the dig s ...more
Savannah B
Nov 22, 2013 Savannah B rated it really liked it
Shelves: kiddos, arctastic, 2013
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As any casual reader of chasing my Bees can tell, we are a seriously bookish family. When my lovely friends at the Clever Girls Collective had an opportunity to review a middle-grade adventure book series, I hopped right on board.




Greenleaf Book Group has published two Travels with Gannon & Wyatt books so far: an adventure in Botswana, and one in the Great Bear Rainf
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Tom Donaghey
Jan 23, 2014 Tom Donaghey rated it really liked it
Shelves: action-adventure
This is the third in the series of Gannon and Wyatt adventures and it is a pip. Following in the path of the first two adventures in this series, EGYPT is another daring tasks that the intrepid twins embark upon. Suited for the 9 to 15 year age group, EGYPT is filled with mysterious old shopkeepers, forbidden curses from the mummy’s tomb, bad guys and heroes, shards of ancient pottery that are clues which might lead the pair to Cleopatra’s hidden burial site. Chock full of photos to illustrate ...more
Kristin
Nov 22, 2013 Kristin rated it it was amazing
This books is actually coming out in January 2014, so we got to review it as a sneak peek! Everyone in my family gravitates to the Egyptian history and culture, so it was fun to read this with her. In this particular book, Gannon and Wyatt set off on a journey to Egypt. These twin brothers study with archeologist Dr. Mohammed Aziz and join him on an adventure to find the long lost tomb of the Pharaoh Cleopatra. Cleopatra (whose name was hard for my daughter to read) apparently had some treasures ...more
Mr. Z
Nov 15, 2013 Mr. Z rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young Readers 9-12
No destination is too large or too dangerous for Gannon and Wyatt—the two youngest, bravest, and adventurous explorers in children’s fiction. In Travels with Gannon and Wyatt Egypt, these two daring, charismatic, and humorous boys return to conquer another continent. They wind up facing some of their toughest obstacles, yet, but as usual they are up for the challenge. This installment reads like an Indiana Jones adventure for kids, full of action and mystery, as well as interesting facts about a ...more
Clare O'Beara
Jan 17, 2014 Clare O'Beara rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, africa
The twins are off exploring and adventuring in the land of pharaohs and pyramids. Having won a month's stay with an archaeological dig, the lads head off excitedly, and we read their individual journals, while their parents who work for an airline rearrange schedules to accompany them for free.

Dr. Mohammad Aziz is the friendly professor in charge of the boys, and they are sharing work with James from Australia and Serene from Egypt. Gannon is ever so slightly worried about the curse that is sai
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David Caldwell
Gannon and Wyatt are real twins who have gotten to travel all over the world. They decided they wanted to share their experiences with other kids. They came up with stories loosely based on their travels. They have also co-founded a society to encourage young explorers. Wyatt wants to be a scientist and is very logical. Gannon on the other hand is more interested in meeting new people and learning about their cultures.

This time the boys get to go on an archeological dig looking for Cleopatra.The
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Andria
Jan 07, 2014 Andria rated it really liked it
This advance reader copy book was given to me by the publisher at the November aasl conference in Connecticut for review in exchange for an honest review.

I must say that the Egypt adventure impressed me more than the Botswana adventure. It still seemed like an adventure trying to be a biography or a biography trying to be and adventure story but the story line was a little more realistic so that the vying viewpoints weren't too distracting. There was quite a bit of factual information to learn w
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Angela
Jan 14, 2014 Angela rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book as a first-reads (Thanks, Goodreads!). This book is written in journal format, and I would say it is probably intended for kids 10-12. The series is about twin brothers who travel the world and have adventure, and it is loosely based on the real travels of these boys.

In this book they travel to Egypt (obviously), as winners of archaeology fellowships, and help an archaeologist search for the tomb of Cleopatra. The book is full of adventure.

It doesn't take long to read, and I th
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Bill
Apr 26, 2015 Bill rated it it was amazing
Searching for the lost tomb of Cleopatra, Gannon and Wyatt had little idea they would be surrounded by grave robbers, nearly swept away by a sandstorm and almost buried in an earthquake – do they survive to face other adventures?

You’ll have to read this action packed, page turner to find out – and you’ll also discover the strange magic of Cairo and the haunting dangers of the dessert, along with the excitement of discovery.

This is another outstanding adventure tale – Hardy Boys – move over!
TomSS
Oct 23, 2013 TomSS rated it it was ok
Unfortunately, I found this book to be the weakest in the Travels With Gannon and Wyatt series. I love a good archaeological adventure but most books in this genre tend to get bogged down in too much implausible high tech or too many cliche events. This book is one of the latter. Without giving away any details, this story uses the same plot device that was probably old when H. Rider Haggard used it in King Solomon's Mines and has been used again repeatedly in many archaeological adventure books ...more
Dionne
Nov 20, 2013 Dionne rated it really liked it
Adventure books have always been a favorite of mine. I'm usually partial to the books written for younger people since they are usually a little more upbeat and I was not disappointed with this one.

I like the use of common Arabic phrases and references to the local culture, which is fascinating to me. There are little photographs here and there to give a peek into applicable parts of the book.

The banter between the brothers is great and the story moves at a great pace. This is a great read for
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Sarah Jane Ho
Jul 17, 2014 Sarah Jane Ho rated it it was amazing
I read chapters out loud to my family after dinner and although they pretend they are bored they still wanted to know what happened if they missed a day of my reading. The little kiddos stop me periodically to ask what a word means, which to me says success because the books we read are usually above the little kids level purposely to expand their vocabulary. Since I am have always wanted to travel to Egypt and love mysteries this was a win/win for me.
Casey
Feb 06, 2014 Casey rated it it was amazing
I received this book via a giveaway from the publiser, and I have to say that I love it. So far it is full of adventure, history, and is overall a "feel good book" that is fun to read, easy to pick up and hard to put down. I believe that my nephew would love it and so I will be passing it on to him to read
Gena DeBardelaben
Apr 29, 2015 Gena DeBardelaben rated it really liked it
eARC: Netgalley

Explore Egypt with Gannon and Wyatt!

I feel like I keep saying the same thing over and over again, but I think this series is incredible for middle schoolers! There's so much in every book to interest kids from exploring different and exciting countries to helping the environment.

Anne Bogel
Nov 06, 2013 Anne Bogel rated it liked it
I'm not sure how to rate these: 2 stars for adult readers, but 4 stars for ten-year-old boys. This middle grade adventure series will not appeal to adults who like Kid Lit, but it fulfills its intentions--to suck in 9-12 year olds with stories of exploration.
B Beckham
Mar 19, 2015 B Beckham rated it it was amazing
Have you ever been trapped in a pyramid? Well, I haven't either!! But you can be if you just pick up this book & read.... So much excitement you can't sit still or put it down!!! Don't waste a minute, get this one in the series ! Read, read, read!!
Leah
Apr 22, 2014 Leah rated it really liked it
I won this series as a part of a good reads giveaway. I read them to my 5 year old son and he really liked them. He liked how the twins had completely different personalities and thoughts about the same things. I'm pretty sure he is going to make me read them again to him in the near future!
Illinichele
Feb 09, 2014 Illinichele rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I was drawn to this giveaway because it involved aspects of ancient Egypt and this story did not disappoint.
Alyson
Nov 21, 2013 Alyson rated it it was amazing
My 10 year old daughter loved this book. She was excited to learn so much from reading about Gannon & Wyatt's adventures. She said that she couldn't wait to keep reading.
Judy
Apr 26, 2015 Judy rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to this outstanding new series. Perfect for third grade (strong readers) and up!
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