Review of True Grit: Junior Edition – Bear Grylls

Posted: September 1, 2014 in action, adventure, children, nonfiction, Review, young adult
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Bear Grylls introduces a collection of stories of real people who inspired him with their bravery and determination to survive. From famous explorers whose never-say-die attitude led them to attempt the impossible, to ordinary people unexpectedly caught up in life-threatening situations, this is a collection of some of the toughest feats of survival ever accomplished.

Condensed to appeal to younger readers, this book will appeal to all ages and both sexes. While mostly consisting of stories of men there are some tales of women, including NZ’s own Nancy Wake: The White Mouse. I really enjoyed the stories and hearing the tales of   courage and sheer stubbornness to survive; my favourite being the ‘Mad Scot Who Blew up Bridges and Train Tracks’ in Occupied France in WWII. Actually quite a few of   the mad bastards featured seem to be Scottish – as someone with Celtic roots this makes me proud!

Corgi Juvenile

Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

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