Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Eye Books (30 Sept. 2015)

ISBN-13: 978-1785630088

Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1 x 19.7 cm

The Boy Who Biked the World 3

Alastair Humphreys

£5.99

The final part of the bestselling trilogy

Tom dreamed of being an adventurer. People told him he was crazy, so he decided to prove them wrong by cycling round the world.

In Books One and Two, Tom crossed Europe and Africa, then pedalled through the Americas to Alaska. In Part Three, the final leg of his journey, he continues to have amazing experiences. He braves the freezing temperatures of Siberia, rides behind reindeer in Russia, floats in a Japanese pool watched by monkeys and follows the Great Wall of China. Finally, he bikes back home to England.

Tom learns about the world, and himself, as he tackles this epic journey. Based on the author's own personal adventure, and with engaging illustrations, maps and handwritten journal entries throughout, The Boy Who Biked the World offers an immersive experience to any young adventurer.

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Siberia

On occasion, Tom could carefully tiptoe across a broken bridge and look down through big holes at the scary drop into the current below. But usually the only option was to take off his shoes and socks, roll up his trousers, and wade through the icy water, gasping at the cold and making a noise that sounded quite a lot like a monkey! When this happened his feet turned blue with cold. It was like an ice-cream brain freeze for his feet, but without the good bit of first enjoying the ice-cream.

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Extracts

Siberia

On occasion, Tom could carefully tiptoe across a broken bridge and look down through big holes at the scary drop into the current below. But usually the only option was to take off his shoes and socks, roll up his trousers, and wade through the icy water, gasping at the cold and making a noise that sounded quite a lot like a monkey! When this happened his feet turned blue with cold. It was like an ice-cream brain freeze for his feet, but without the good bit of first enjoying the ice-cream.

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‘It’s entertaining but it also educates with its abundance of information, and is sure to inspire. A perfect choice for any parent of a would-be cycle adventurer’

Women’s Cycling

‘An enjoyable adventure story packed full of facts. Would make great discussion points for primary school kids if used as a class reader, and it is also cross-curricular, covering subjects such as geography, religion, languages and a number of other subjects’

Book Zone For Boys

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ABOUT

Alastair Humphreys

Alastair Humphreys is a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. He has cycled around the world, rowed the Atlantic Ocean and walked a lap of the M25 – one of his pioneering microadventures.

He has presented to organisations ranging from Google to Special Forces, written 13 books, hosts the Living Adventurously podcast and schedules a tree climb in his calendar every month.

Alastair has written seven books for Eye including the best-selling The Boy Who Biked the World trilogy, a series of novels for 9–12-year-olds based on the real-life adventures he recounted in Moods of Future Joys, Thunder and Sunshine and Ten Lessons from the Road.

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