Introducing kids to the world, one awesome book at a time!
Here they are ~ the eight books that comprise our first series of adventure books, as well as serve as the source material for hundreds of lessons. The books are perfect for classroom teachers and homeschoolers who want to introduce kids to world cultures beyond just providing basic country facts and figures. These books are certainly adventurous, containing intrigue, fantasy, and mystery, but also give the reader a deep look into the way people around the world think and live their lives, as well as into the traditions their cultures have produced. That said, educational content in tempered with a great deal of humor and fun so kids don’t even realize that they are learning.
What do you get?
There are eight books in total, written at roughly the 5th grade level. The e-books (55-65 pages each) have been enhanced with pop-up images, recordings of foreign word pronunciations, and an end-of-book quiz and discussion page. Both .mobi (Kindle) and .epub (everything else) files are provided. As there is an overarching storyline, be sure to read the books in order!
Our adventure books also serve as great launch pads to teaching other subjects (workbooks available separately and in bundles). Whether you need a world cultures curriculum, reading supplement, writing workshop, or critical thinking training, we’ve got you covered!
Who should buy this?
People who want to save $4.00 over buying the books individually! Also, people who want to use some captivating adventure books as source material for 100s of lessons.
What are the books about?
Respecting the intellect of our young readers, our books contain a whole universe for them to get lost in. On one side you have M.I.T.C.H. and the Guardians, who fight to protect world cultural heritage in order to retain the wisdom and beauty that cultures around the world have produced. On the other, you have C.E.D.R.I.C. and its Erasers, who strive to rid the world of unnecessary cultural traditions to allow for the emergence of a singular, dominant culture and language. At the center of this struggle are 12-year-old Crameye Junker, his family, and his best friend Neva – all central figures in M.I.T.C.H.
Series One from The Adventurous Mailbox is written as Crameye’s personal narrative about what he experiences on his family’s international adventures. As this series starts, Crameye and his family are settling into Taiwan, where his father has just moved them to reestablish what he calls their “home base”. From there, they are constantly flying out on the company jet to other countries, accompanying his father as he handles matters of great importance.
In each country, Crameye is able to interact with the local culture in a way that lets him get a deep understanding of the way people live. He also has many run-ins with mythological characters and historical figures as he tries to get himself out of trouble in each book. His family’s own mythology plays out over the first series and into the next, as he slowly learns about his father’s mysterious company and his own place in it. More, his “ridiculous life” and all it entails, including special talents and abilities all the people in his family have, becomes clearer and clearer.
Books in Series 1 include:
• Finland: The Mysterious Triplets.
• Taiwan: Just in Time.
• Brazil: Devil in a Twister.
• Thailand: The Right Kind of Tiger.
• Greece: Why Ask Why?
• Tanzania: A Scream in the Night
• Peru: Questions and Answers.
• Peru Too: Reunion
Your adventure, your way!
There are many ways to use and enjoy the materials offered by The Adventurous Mailbox on Teachers Pay Teachers. In a nutshell, we offer a series of adventure books, with each individual book having accompanying lessons and workbooks. As our books have an overarching storyline, it is best to use them in order.
Here are a few ideas:
1. You can purchase our Digital Explorer E-book bundle containing all eight adventure books then download lessons to accompany them. You can purchase Academic Adventure lesson bundles for each adventure book, or choose the individual lessons you want to use.
2. You can also purchase Academic Adventure bundles country by country that include individual e-books inside if you want to try one out before committing to the entire series.
4. We also offer subject bundles that include all 8 e-books inside if you want to try just one subject first. Later, you can go back and add subject bundles without e-books if you want to use a new subject.
5. If you are just looking for a wonderful reading supplement for enjoyment, our e-book packages make great gifts!
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