The Boy Who Biked the World (Paperback)

On the Road to Africa

By Alastair Humphreys, Tom Morgan-Jones (Illustrator)

Eye Books, 9781903070758, 192pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/1/2015)

List Price: 9.99*
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Description

Discover Africa by bicycle in book one of a delightful children's adaptation of Alastair Humphrey's journey around the world

In this charming caricature of Alastair Humphreys’ infamous circumnavigation of the world on his bike, children are swept along with the character of Tom, an adventurous boy who feels there must be more to life than school. The first part of The Boy Who Biked the World follows Tom leaving England, cycling through Europe and all the way through Africa to the tip of South Africa. Along the way, young readers are introduced not only to the various fascinating landscapes he passes through, but also to the various people who so happily embrace him as he traveled on his journey. With engaging illustrations, postcards, and journal entries throughout, this book provides an immersive experience for any young adventurer.


About the Author

Alastair Humphreys spent four years cycling around the world, a journey of 46,000 miles across five continents. He also competed in the Marathon des Sables, the "toughest race on earth," running 150 miles through the Sahara desert. He is the author of Moods of Future Joys, Ten Lessons from the Road, and Thunder & Sunshine. Tom Morgan-Jones is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been widely and internationally published, from children s books and magazines to satirical board games."