We have exciting news to share here on Kids Corner. But we’re not going to spill the beans just yet…..Ok, we will give you a hint.
We have a special guest blogger next week! Author Patricia Ellis Herr and her daughters have agreed to guest blog on Tuesday, April 3rd to celebrate the publication of their book UP: A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER’S PEAKBAGGING ADVENTURE. We have a couple of posts that you won’t want to miss!
Author Patricia Ellis Herr’s debut book, UP: A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER’S PEAKBAGGING ADVENTURE, comes out Tuesday, April 3rd on Kindle. (Pre-Order here.) A great memoir of a parent and child’s experiences in hiking. A story to share with the whole family.
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by Patricia Ellis Herr
When Trish Herr became pregnant with her first daughter, Alex, she and her husband, Hugh, vowed to instill a bond with nature in their children. By the time Alex was five, her over-the-top energy levels led Trish to believe that her very young daughter might be capable of hiking adult-sized mountains.
In Up, Trish recounts their always exhilarating–and sometimes harrowing–adventures climbing all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s highest mountains. Readers will delight in the expansive views and fresh air that only peakbaggers are afforded, and will laugh out loud as Trish urges herself to “mother up” when she and Alex meet an ornery–and alarmingly bold–spruce grouse on the trail. This is, at heart, a resonant, emotionally honest account of a mother’s determination to foster independence and fearlessness in her daughter, to teach her “that small doesn’t necessarily mean weak; that girls can be strong; and that big, bold things are possible.”
“As someone who has struggled to keep up with Alex on a pair of New Hampshire 4,000ers in winter, I can testify first- hand to what a remarkable hiker and person she is. Trish Herr’s charming memoir distills the lessons she learned on the trail with her precocious daughter. Up offers a welcome corrective to the Tiger Mother syndrome.”
–David Roberts, author of Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer