A Girl's Guide to the Wild: Be an Adventure-Seeking Outdoor Explorer!

A Girl's Guide to the Wild: Be an Adventure-Seeking Outdoor Explorer!


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Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen.

Your definitive guide to getting outside—for girls ages 9-12! In addition to basic outdoor skills, this entertaining guidebook includes easy camping recipes, outdoor projects including science experiments and crafts, fun activity suggestions, and inspiring stories of diverse historical and contemporary outdoorswomen (such as Arunima Sinha, the first amputee woman to summit Mount Everest; Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts; and Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod). The goal is to improve the quality of girls' outdoor time by increasing participation and independence, making them feel comfortable and safe, and giving them essential skills and knowledge. Charming and approachable, this book will encourage both reluctant campers and budding naturalists to go wild and embrace the outdoors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632171719
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Series: A Girl's Guide to the Wild
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 248,107
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

RUBY MCCONNELL is the author of A Woman's Guide to the Wild; she's also a geologist, environmental advocate, and dancer. Her work has appeared in Grain Magazine, Misadventures Magazine, Oregon Quarterly, Seattle Backpackers Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and Fungi Magazine, among others.

TERESA GRASSESCHI is an illustrator, painter, and lifelong glasses wearer who spends her days making pictures for books, brands, and galleries. Her work has been featured in publications such as StereogumRolling Stone, and the Wall Street Journal. This is her first book for children. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Follow her on Instagram @TeresaGrasseschi.

Table of Contents

Why Go Outside? ix

Part 1 So, You Want To Go Outside 1

Chapter 1 Places Near and Far 3

Chapter 2 Groups, Troops, and Sisterhoods 21

Chapter 3 Outdoor Pursuits 43

Part 2 The Basics 63

Chapter 4 What to Bring 65

Chapter 5 Making Your Home Away from Home 83

Chapter 6 Good Grub 107

Chapter 7 Girl Stuff 139

Part 3 Advanced Skills 157

Chapter 8 Maps and Weather 159

Chapter 9 Surprises and Mishaps 193

Chapter 10 Things to Look For 223

All's Well That Ends Well Protecting the Outdoors 247

Acknowledgments 249

Resources 250

Index 255

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