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Travels with Gannon and Wyatt Review

Today I get to not only introduce you to an amazing set of new adventure books but give a set away to one of you too! Travels with Gannon and Wyatt is a middle-grade adventure series written by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet. Gannon and Wyatt are two real boys who have traveled the world. Patti Wheeler wrote these adventure novels based on her twin sons and their travels (though in their books they experience some pretty wild adventures). The books are written journal style not my favorite way to read a book, but an effective way to show two differing points of view. Wyatt is really detailed and descriptive and wants to be a scientist.  Gannon is more casual and isn’t into the research end of things. As I mom I love that my kids learn about different countries, animals and social issues, all in the fun context of an adventure story. These books are perfect for homeschooling! gannon and wyatt, gannon and wyatt review, giveaway, gannon and wyatt giveaway

This is not a staged photo. As soon as the books arrived, Tucker begged to read the Egypt one (we are currently studying Egypt in school)  and the other two grabbed the two books left. Half and hour later I walked into the living room and found them like this!

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt- Great Bear Rainforest

The Great Bear Rainforest  takes place in a rainforest in Canada. Gannon and Wyatt head there to see a spirit bear (a white black bear). Several members of the party go missing and it is up to Gannon and Wyatt to find them.

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Here is what Jubilee (10) had to say about Great Bear Rainforest edited slightly to remove a spoiler:  I liked this book a lot. It was really interesting because I could kind of figure out that Dr. Brezner ……..(had to remove the spoiler- sorry) and I kind of slowly figured it out with Gannon and Wyatt.

IMG_0807 blog   Tilly (15) said about Travels With Gannon and Wyatt Botswana:

Tilly (15) said about Travels With Gannon and Wyatt Botswana: It was good. Gannon and Wyatt traveled to Botswana and helped rescue a lion and her babies. 

Tucker (8): I liked the book, Egypt. The beginning was boring but I liked the middle and the end.

As far as the beginning being boring, I tend to agree with Tucker. There was quite a bit of set up for the story in the first chapter (explaining where they were going and why they were traveling) but the story moves quickly after that.

Overall six of my kids have read at least one of the books: Judah (16), Tilly (15), Enoch (13), Jubilee (10), Hezekiah (9) and Tucker (8). These books are geared for 8-12-year-olds, but my kids tend to be broad readers (everything from comic books to adult novels). Every one of the kids told me they enjoyed the books and were disappointed there were “only” three in the series: Botswana, Great Bear Rainforest, and Egypt. We will be buying the new ones if the series continues.


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. Bethany

    My daughter had been devouring books, but really only wants mysteries and action books. This sounds like something she would enjoy and that I would want her to read!

  2. Karen Dupree

    My kids ( 4 boys – 7,11, 13, 13 and 1 girl – 8 ) would all really love these books. 3 are adopted from Ukraine and 2 are adopted from Russia and they love to read anything on travel, maps and history. They devour anything they can get their hands on !!

  3. Janelle

    My girls (6 and 8) love to read! The pictures you posted of your kids looks just like my house on any given day. I am always on the lookout for quality books. The girls especially like series.

  4. Alliosn

    I have a son who will love this set of books. Thanks for letting us know about them. Too bad about not being available for so long on Amazon.

  5. Elizabeth

    These books sound like something my son would really enjoy. I always appreciate recommendations for good books for my kids.

  6. Palma Jardin

    I would love to win these books as I have 10, 15, 17 year olds that I homeschool that love this type of books. Thank you

  7. Theresa Hoff

    These sound like a fun read! I have a 15girl, 12boy, 10boy, and 8(twin boys) year olds that would love these adventures(my 2yo twins could just hang on for the ride), thanks for sharing and giving an honest opinion. Just recently found your blog and have to say amazing for this homeschooling mama of 7 🙂

  8. Season

    We are always looking for more good books, for my voracious reader. He loves to read books that take him places. These books sounds like ones that would do just that.

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