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Jaspa's Journey:

The Great Migration

 

Outline

Follow the thrilling adventures of Jaspa as he joins the epic exodus of the Great Migration on Africa’s Serengeti Plain. Every year over two million animals are forced to embark on this desperate, real-life, danger-fraught, 500 mile struggle for survival.

This year Jaspa must join them in order to fulfil a rite-of-passage known as the Journey, a task made doubly daunting by the fact that Jaspa is a Giraffeses, a distant relative of the giraffe, who could comfortably sit in the palm of your hand. Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration is a story of adventure and danger, friendship and secrets, excitement and emotion, humour and, above all, discovery.

 

Awards

Independent Press Award Winner (2018) - Juvenile Fiction Category

Book Excellence Awards Finalist (2017) – Children's Educational Category

USA Book News’ Best Books Awards Finalist (2009) – Children's Educational Category

Reader's Favorite Five Star Review – “Full of thrills and adventure. The storyline is unique and... fascinating and will keep young readers glued to it till the very end. A fun and insightful read.”  –  Mamta Madhavan (click for full review)

 

Praise

“A good read for all ages, both fun and educational.” – Kitchener Record

“Jaspa’s Journey had our class wanting to read everyday and learn more about the Serengeti. We fell in love with Jaspa.” – Tyler, Grade 6/7 Teacher

“A fun and lively novel that teaches while it entertains. Full to the brim of facts about wildlife, flora and fauna, geography, and more, Meyrick has managed to pack an encyclopedia’s worth of knowledge into a novel of appropriate length for younger readers. A fun, creative book that would do well in a classroom.” – Hylary, Library Lady Hylary Blog & Goodreads Review (click for full review)

“If you are looking for a book that is educational and adventurous at the same time, I definitely recommend it.” – Chauntelle, Storytime Books Blog & Goodreads Review (click for the full review)

“Full of adventure and fantasy, the book is just the hook to enrapture a young reader’s heart. Not since reading books like Harry Potter and The Golden Compass had I found a book that invigorates the hope that there is something magical out there.” – Tara, Goodreads Review (click for full review)

“Great educational book for kids. It's wonderful that the introduction to the continent of Africa was made so fun for kids because really there isn't as much focus as there should be on it.” – Cindy, Goodreads Review (click for full review)

“I didn't really want to put it down.” – Ojan, Goodreads Review (click for full review)

“This was a great book. It is very informative as well as being funny and entertaining. I would recommend this for anyone but especially preteens up to adults. I can't wait to read about Jaspa's adventures in London!” –  Laurie, Goodreads Review (click for full review)

“Great book! Loved this and all of the animal interactions.” –  Mouse, Chapters/Indigo Review (click for full review)

 “My daughter absolutely LOVED this book!!! A wonderful read for young and old! We are both looking forward to reading about all of Jaspa's future adventures!” –  T. Elliot, Amazon Review (click for full review)

“This is a fantastic first novel by Mr Meyrick and I cannot recommend it highly enough.” –  K. Leaning, Amazon Review (click for full review)

 


 

 
 
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