This has been a big and fun filled summer for Travels with Gannon & Wyatt and the Youth Exploration Society. The Adventure Bus set off from Florida in June, logging thousands of miles as it combed the country from Key West, back up through the eastern part of the U.S., across the midwest and over […]
This year Travels with Gannon & Wyatt truly embraced the holiday spirit, donating over 10,000 books to various children’s charities around the country! Recipients of the donated books included the YMCA, Operation Paperback and Mindful Warriors (U.S. Military families), Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and Betterworld Books, among others. We are so grateful to these […]
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.
After driving over 12,000 miles and covering nearly 2/3 of the United States, author Patti Wheeler has entered the final stretch of her Adventure Bus Tour. Patti is calling this the “awareness tour,” the point being to introduce as many librarians, teachers and young readers to the award-winning adventure series as possible, and promises there will be more tours in the future. Since beginning the tour, Patti estimates that she has donated over 1,500 books to children and libraries.
The Adventure Bus Tour began this winter from the snowy mountains of Colorado and made its way as far south as Miami, Florida, with multiple daily stops at bookstores and libraries along the way. After a short break in Florida (which included a research trip to Cuba for an upcoming Travels with Gannon & Wyatt book), Patti and the crew toured the entire east coast, making it as far north as Bar Harbor, Maine, before moving back west through New York, Canada and Michigan. In July, Patti was joined by her sons, the “real-life” Gannon & Wyatt, and together they are currently rambling through the upper Midwest.
Over the next week, the Adventure Bus will be making stops at Book World stores in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. If you happen be in the region, make sure to stop by the nearest Book World store to pick up a copy. Should you be lucky enough to attend one of the book signings, you’ll have a chance to win cool prizes, take a tour of the Adventure Bus, have your book signed, and meet author Patti Wheeler and the brothers who inspired the series, Gannon & Wyatt. Hope to see you at Book World. Happy Travels!
February 20, 2014
“Any book that helps a child make a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” -Maya Angelou And so opens the front page of the newly launched Youth Exploration Society (Y.E.S.) website. What a powerful way to start out, eh? Y.E.S is a non-profit which […]
Patti Wheeler and I have been traveling the country, speaking at schools, conferences and bookstores in Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida and Connecticut. We could not be happier with the enthusiastic response we’ve received from students, teachers and parents alike, and want to thank everyone for their support! During our stop in Moore, Oklahoma, Patti donated […]