Book Review: Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt by Patti Wheeler
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana 
by Patti WheelerKeith Hemstreet (Goodreads Author)

4 out of 5 stars on GoodReads


I thoroughly enjoyed this story told through the travel journals of twin brothers, Gannon and Wyatt, as they explore the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta in Botswana. When the brothers hear about a lioness with cubs who has been wounded by a poacher, they trek into the wilderness with a native guide to find the lioness and give her some medical attention before the poacher tracks her down to finish her off! Searching for the lioness, they encounter a plethora of wild animals, and learn how to survive in the wild.
I really liked that Gannon and Wyatt are both very different people. Wyatt is more scientifically-minded with an attention to detail, and Gannon is more socially adept with an ability to make friends with all kinds of people. Together they make a wonderful team, and I love to see how they support one another, and tease and annoy each other in true brotherly fashion.

I’m not usually a fan of the journal-style writing, but it works very well for this series. And I’m not usually a fan of changing POVs, but the twins different perspectives bounce off each other and keep the story moving along, so it works pretty well.

There is comedy, adventure, and suspense mixed in with interesting information about the country, the people, the food, the culture, until you almost feel that you have traveled to a new land along with the characters! I love learning about new places around the world, especially since the information is really true!

I recommend these books for readers aged 8-15, and for anyone who enjoys learning more about the world!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.

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