Thank you to author Jeff Alt for providing me with a product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
This book was sent to us for my oldest daughter, who is 11 years old, to read. She was so excited to get it. She had just returned from a week stay at a camp at the Indiana National Dunes Nature Camp, where she had been hiking and staying the night outdoors. So the summary on the back of the book instantly caught her attention!
Tommy "Bubba Jones" and his sister Jenny "Hug-a-Bug" learn more about the Great Smoky Mountain National Park than they ever thought they would when Papa Lewis lets them in on a family secret: The family has legendary time traveling skills! With these abilities, Bubba Jones and Hug-a-Bug travel back in time and meet the park’s founders, its earliest settlers, native Cherokee Indians, wild animals, extinct creatures and what the park was like millions of years ago. With this time traveling ability also comes a family mystery but the only person who can help solve the mystery is a long lost relative who lives somewhere in the park. Explore the Smokies with Bubba Jones and family in a whole new way.
YAY!!!! the book arrived!!
The Adventures of Bubba Jones:Time Traveling Through the Great Smokey Mountains is filled with historical, ecological, and scientific facts about the park and it's inhabitants.
From the second she opened the book, and read about Bubba Jones and his family being "greeted" by a black bear as they entered The Smoky Mountains, she was hooked! When we went to drop her off at camp, there was a deer and it's baby in the woods as we pulled in. She thought that was amazing! She couldn't imagine a black bear greeting her!!!
A little about the author....
Jeff Alt is an award-winning author, a talented speaker, and a family hiking & camping expert.Jeff has been hiking since his youth. In addition to writing the Adventures of Bubba Jones book series, Jeff is the author of Four Boots-One Journey, Get Your Kids Hiking, and A Walk for Sunshine. A Walk for Sunshine won the Gold in the 2009 Book of the Year Awards sponsored by Foreword Reviews, took first place in the 2009 National Best Books Awards sponsored by USA Book News, and won a Bronze in the 2010 Living New Book Awards sponsored by Jenkins Group.Get Your Kids Hiking won the bronze in both the 2014 Living Now Book Awards and the 2013 IndieFab Award in Family and Relationships. Jeff is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). He has walked the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail with his wife, and carried his twenty-one-month old daughter across a path of Ireland. Alt’s son was on the Appalachian Trail at six weeks of age. Jeff lives with his wife and two kids in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information about Jeff Alt visit: www.jeffalt.com
This book is written for 8-14 year olds in grades 3-8. He sure knows how to tell a story! From traveling back 400 million years, to talking about "thru-hikers", to traveling through time... this book had it all! The part about the Thru-Hikers mesmerized my daughter. Hiking for thousands of miles, through states was something she never thought about. For her, the 7 hour hike at the Dunes seemed like a "really long hike!" To trying to decipher an old code that his Grandpa could never crack... this book had it all for her. She really enjoyed reading it! The softcover edition is 177 pages and retails for $9.99.
The first chapter is available online at http://www.bubbajones.com/chapter-1-.html . Check it out!!!
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This adventure is hitting the shelves August 11th. You can pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indie Bound.
Special thanks to the Bubba Jones team for allowing us to share our thoughts on this amazing story! We hope you'll check it out!