Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Egypt
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Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Egypt

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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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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
DelAnne Frazee
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...more
Tom Donaghey
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
Kim T.
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...more
Maggie
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
Heather
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...more
Savannah B
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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...more
Kristin
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
Andria
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...more
Sarah Ho
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.
Mr. Z
Nov 15, 2013 Mr. Z rated it 5 of 5 stars
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
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...more
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...more
Casey
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
Leah
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!
TomSS
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
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...more
Illinichele
I was drawn to this giveaway because it involved aspects of ancient Egypt and this story did not disappoint.
Anne Bogel
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.
Alyson
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.
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