The Last Grand Adventure

The Last Grand Adventure Twelve year old Bea finds herself on a unique road trip with her grandmother as they search for her grandmother s long lost sister the legendary Amelia Earhart in this charming novel from the author

  • Title: The Last Grand Adventure
  • Author: Rebecca Behrens
  • ISBN: 9781481496926
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Twelve year old Bea finds herself on a unique road trip with her grandmother, as they search for her grandmother s long lost sister the legendary Amelia Earhart in this charming novel from the author of When Audrey Met Alice and Summer of Lost and Found.It s 1967 and twelve year old Bea is in need of some adventure Her mother is off in San Francisco, while her father hasTwelve year old Bea finds herself on a unique road trip with her grandmother, as they search for her grandmother s long lost sister the legendary Amelia Earhart in this charming novel from the author of When Audrey Met Alice and Summer of Lost and Found.It s 1967 and twelve year old Bea is in need of some adventure Her mother is off in San Francisco, while her father has just gotten remarried in Los Angeles Bea has gained a younger stepsister, and she s not thrilled about her blended family So when her ailing grandmother, Pidge, moves to an Orange County senior living community and asks if Bea would spend the summer helping her get settled, Bea is happy for any excuse to get away.But it turns out, her grandmother isn t interested in settling in What she really wants is to hop a train back to Atchison, Kansas where she thinks she ll be reunited with her long missing sister Amelia Earhart And she wants Bea to be her sidekick on this secret trip.At first, Bea thinks her grandmother s plan is a little crazy But Pidge has thirty years of letters written in Meelie s unmistakable voice, all promising to reunite This might be the adventure Bea needs With letters in hand, Bea and Pidge set off on their quest to find Amelia But getting halfway across the country proves to be of an adventure than either of them bargained for And their search for Amelia leads to some surprising truths about their family and each other.

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    1. Oh goodness, this one's a road trip for the ages. I am a HUGE fan of well-written multi-generational relationships, and to throw a meeting with Amelia Earhart into the stakes, well garsh. I'm in. Bea and Pidge are a superb pair and the growth they both experience shows how risk/journeying/adventure is medicine for every heart, no matter the age. A bonus for me was the treatment of the blended-family aspect, as I'm a stepmom.

    2. With her dad’s remarriage to Julie, new stepsister Sally, and her writer mom away covering the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco, it is completely natural for 12 year old Bea to feel a little lost When her grandmother Pidge moves from Boston to a retirement community in California, Bea agrees to stay with her and help Pidge get settled. In her worry journal, Bea admits her fears about leaving home. What if her dad and Julie enjoy her being gone? In contrast, Bea though writes in her advent [...]

    3. The Last Grand Adventure was a historical fiction adventure that every child will want to go on. As Bea is challenged with fitting in with her "new" family and figuring out what is going on with her mother, she decided to spend some time with her grandmother who has always been very distant from her. This almost immediately seems like a bad idea, but Bea decides to view it as an opportunity for adventure instead of a worry. The adventures the two go on throughout the book REALLY push Bea to chan [...]

    4. Here's the official review: Hooray for The Last Grand Adventure, an irresistible blend of historical fact and adventure-filled fiction! Behrens sweeps the reader up with this charming mystery about Amelia Earhart’s whereabouts and the unbreakable bond between sisters. Traveling with twelve-year-old Bea and her rule-breaking, free spirited grandmother Pidge across America in 1967 was the perfect way to explore timeless lessons about following dreams, taking risks, persevering, and the unshakabl [...]

    5. "Why did adventure and uncertainty have to go hand in hand?"-Bea from The Last Grand Adventure by Rebecca Behrens. My heart is full after reading about Bea & Pidge's adventure to find family, courage, & themselves!

    6. A beautiful story about finding yourself. Everyone should get a little "dust of adventure" on themselves at least once in their life! Loved the historical aspect of this book, but nothing beats the characters; Bea and her grandma Pidge. Will be reccomending to my fifth graders.

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