The Journey Books by Willard Value
The Journey books had been written by Willard Value, a journalist and naturalist who travelled the world working for Nationwide Geographic, amongst different publications. The sequence tells the Adventures of Hal and Roger Hunt, two younger naturalists and “Take’em alive” males who seize animals for conservation and wildlife parks.
John Hunt owns a wildlife park in America; a wildlife specialist who specialises in taking animals alive. His two sons, Hal and Roger, are each years forward of their courses, so he makes them a proposal: keep at school, or take a yr out to journey the world and be taught the household enterprise. Not surprisingly each select the second.
Within the late forties and a tradition of massive sport hunters, taking animals alive was a rarity, and the boys typically needed to clarify what they had been doing and why they didn’t wish to kill the animals. Of their lengthy yr out, the boys journey to Africa with their Safari staff, the America and the South Seas with Captain Ike and the Energetic Girl and the waters of Australasia with Captain Ted and the Flying Cloud, in addition to India, the arctic and different unique locales.
Hampered by particular person opponents starting from the comically inept to the psychopathically harmful, coping with uncommon and harmful animals and studying from the locals, the boys take youthful readers on an exciting trip the world over. Hal and Roger are on the similar time characters and literary units. Hal, the older is nineteen, described as tall and broad, and possesses huge data of the pure world. His brother Roger is fourteen, smaller and has a pure approach with animals – which doesn’t all the time work to his profit. Whereas Hal teaches his brother about animals and their commerce, he’s additionally educating the reader.
Maybe due to the necessity to get the boys out on their very own to drawn within the books viewers their father, John Hunt, hardly ever seems. When he does is is often referred to as away or injured, leaving the boys to fend for themselves. Father figures, corresponding to Captain Ike or Captain Ted are round to behave as mentors on these areas Hal will not be conscious of.
Concerning the sequence
There are fourteen books within the sequence written between 1948 and 1980. This time span signifies that there are occassionally continuity points. The safari staff’s canine modifications gender between books, and the brothers occassionally seem to overlook that they’ve already encountered among the creatures they run into in later books. Additionally among the data and fascinated by animals is outdated, notably within the earlier books the place one notable plot machine has since been disproved.
There are some debates about order. Though on the whole the books are written in chronological order the ending of the thirteenth e-book, Tiger Journey, is the top of the boy’s yr out. Arctic Journey, which comes after it looks like an afterthought, though readers can simply think about that it’s the place the boys had been despatched for his or her summer season vacation.
About Willard Value
Willard Value was a journalist who traveled the world reporting for organisations corresponding to Nationwide Geographic. His job took him to uncommon and unique areas, together with six years in Japan at a time when it was just about closed to the Western world. He determined to write down a sequence of books to share his adventures with youngsters, hoping to encourage in them a love of the pure world. Regardless of his sequence of journey articles and an intensive vary of non-fiction books, he’s greatest remembered for his Journey Books.
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