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A Child's Walk in the Wilderness: An 8-Year-Old Boy and His Father Take on the Appalachian Trail - Hardcover


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A Child's Walk in the Wilderness: An 8-Year-Old Boy and his Father Take on the Appalachian Trail is about a 7-year-old boy asking his father if they can hike the entire length of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail together. And surprisingly Dad says yes, and the adventure begins. For the author of this deeply felt book, the planned hike is an opportunity to bond with his son and be what he calls "Barbarians"--in touch with natural processes far from the comforts of home. It's also a chance for nature to do some healing in his life, too. For the boy, it's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. They start in West Virginia and head north, through cold and wet spring weather, carrying only what they need and picking up resupply boxes along the way. The boy is entranced by the freedom, asking questions nonstop and pointing out every interesting bug, bird, and blossom they pass. But he's also stubborn, sometimes scared, and occasionally too tired to trudge on. Can 'Dad' keep the trip on schedule? Will the kid finish or fold? Delightfully written and filled with the wonderment of a kid discovering life.True Story Discover the AT through the eyes of an eager, curious inquisitive child Heartfelt prose Witness a young child's once in a lifetime adventure About The Author - Paul Molyneaux is the author of The Doryman's Reflection and Swimming in Circles. He writes about commercial fishing for the New York Times and other publications and won a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship to study sustainable fisheries in India, Chile, and Iceland. He and his family live in Maine and Mexico. Edited By - Paul Molyneaux Binding - Hard Pages - 224 Publisher - Stackpole Books Year - 2013 ISBN - 9780811711784