Looking for content that will challenge your older middle grade reader, while remaining appropriate for their age?
Then look no further, because Jaspa’s Journey has you covered!
The novels of the award-winning Jaspa’s Journey series are primarily aimed at strong middle grade readers, although they can be enjoyed by anyone. Each adventure takes Jaspa and his friends to a different corner of the World, exploring new places, environments and cultures as they go. So they’re partly educational too… just don’t tell the kids that!
A key feature of Jaspa’s Journey is that all the places in the books are real. As is all the background information. Usually down to the smallest details. Which means, if they’re very lucky, readers could follow in Jaspa’s footsteps and see everything he comes across on his adventures for themselves. Perhaps they already have.
So far, the series has taken Jaspa to Africa’s Serengeti Plains, to London in England, to the famous Waterloo battlefield in Belgium and, most recently, to the Alaskan wilderness. And Jaspa’s next adventure(s) will take him to the stunning Italian city of Venice.
So that’s Jaspa’s Journey in a nutshell. We hope you and your middle graders will join Jaspa on his adventures.
Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration
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.
Jaspa’s Journey 2: The Pride of London
Jaspa and his friends are at it again! This time they embark on a whirlwind tour of London, attempting to solve the riddles of ‘The Path’ in order to help their new friend Ernest, a Ratses, become a member of the clandestine Ses society known simply as ‘The Pride’.
Jaspa’s Journey 3: Jaspa’s Waterloo
At Waterloo in 1815, the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon once At Waterloo in 1815, the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon once and for all. Now, on that same battlefield, Jaspa and his friends must face their own foes. They must hunt the entire battlefield for something called a geocache, to save Ben from a foolish bet he was tricked into making by the bully Gobber. And all the while, defending themselves from the inexplicable yet furious attacks of a mystery Ses. Will they be able to fend off the stranger’s assaults and find the cache in time? Or will Waterloo again be a place of defeat, as it was for Napoleon 200 years ago?
Jaspa’s Journey 4: The Hermit of Kennecott
The Mammothses’ Curse has struck!
In 1918, a deadly epidemic known as the Spanish Flu swept around the World, killing millions. The human version of the virus was eventually wiped out, but the Ses Flu – known to some as the Mammothses’ Curse – lingers on to this day.
Jaspa and his friends set out from Vancouver on an Alaskan Adventure. But when one of them comes down with a mysterious illness, this trip of a lifetime rapidly becomes a life and death race to find a cure.
The search leads them ever deeper into the Alaskan wilderness. To a ghost town abandoned almost a hundred years ago. And the one person who might be able to save their friend… An elusive Ses known simply as the Hermit.
I shall have to check these out. They sound fun!
Thanks Debbie! I tell you what… If you send me an e-mail (email@example.com), I’ll send you a coupon to get a free download of the first book, Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration, to start you off!
Me too 😀
Thinking of our grand children…what age would your books be good for? Thank you.
Kids 8 to 80!
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