Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet visit elementary and middle schools across the country. Conducting research for this adventure series, Wheeler and Hemstreet have traveled to the far corners of the globe. During school visits, the authors tell captivating stories, discuss the writing process, read an excerpt from one of the books, show photos and video from around the world, and explain to students the importance of reading and writing.
When most people hear the word “rainforest” they think of hot, tropical jungles, like in the Amazon. But there are also temperate rainforests, which means that they can be cooler and have conifer trees. That’s right, it can feel like Christmas in the rainforest! Great Bear Rainforest is in Canada on the British Columbia Coast. […]
The following journal entry was written by Keith Hemstreet during a 2009 research trip in the Great Bear Rainforest. September 2, En Route to Gribbell Island Woke early and prepared my equipment for today’s grizzly trek. Got dressed, went upstairs and stepped outside into total darkness. Looked at the clock in the mess hall. It read 4:35 AM. Turns out I […]
Authors’ Note: Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Great Bear Rainforest For tens of thousands of years, human beings existed in relative harmony with nature. It is only recently, the past few centuries, that human consumption has had a significant impact on the environment. Each year, according to researchers, approximately 50,000 square miles of forest is […]
This week I had the pleasure of speaking to the students at Aspen Elementary School and am very appreciative to all those who helped arrange the visit. Patti Wheeler and I would like to thank a few people specifically — IT specialist Jonathan Geller, 3rd grade teacher Dana Pingatore, and librarian Lisa May Howard, all […]
Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you’re loving Travels with Gannon & Wyatt, because we sure do love writing the books and plan to keep doing it as long as you keep reading! We’ve traveled to some new and exciting places and have some amazing books in store for you. Up next, Gannon and Wyatt embark […]
The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the last great wildernesses in North America. Located in British Columbia, Canada, the moss-covered forests of the Great Bear are home to some of the world’s most magnificent animals. In these misty forests you’ll find an abundance of wildlife, including bald eagles, moose, wolverines, wolves, black bears, and grizzlies. And if you’re blessed with a bit of luck, you might even catch a glimpse of one of the most unique creatures on earth, the mythical spirit bear.
Gannon and Wyatt can’t wait to trek into the Great Bear Rainforest in search of the mythical spirit bear, but surviving in this unforgiving wilderness proves more challenging than they could have ever imagined. When members of the expedition go missing, the brothers bravely set out on a search-and-rescue mission. Soon they find themselves lost in a forest teeming with grizzlies, wolves, and mysterious gunmen. Guided by the wisdom of the First Nation people, Gannon and Wyatt uncover a sinister plot and must risk everything to save those who are missing and restore balance to the Great Bear.
Last week, Patti Wheeler and I were interviewed by Publisher’s Weekly. We had a great conversation with Sally Lodge and she published a wonderful article that covers everything from our initial inspiration to the goals we have for the series. Thank you so much, Sally! Read the complete Publisher’s Weekly article by clicking the link […]