Ready for adventure?
These 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 introduce kids to the way peoples around the world think and live their lives. At the same time, they are chock full of intrigue, humor, and rich characters so kids don't even realize they are learning.
Our adventure books also serve as great launch pads to teaching other subjects (see workbooks below). Whether you need a world cultures curriculum, reading supplement, writing workshop, or critical thinking training, we’ve got you covered!
This is the first book in our first series of adventure books introducing world cultures. The e-book has 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. Each book is written at roughly the 5th grade level, is between 45-55 pages, and concludes with an informative Country Breakdown. As our adventure books have an overarching storyline, it is best to read them in order!
Having just experienced a life-changing adventure, Crameye skips self-introductions as he needs to get right into sharing his story. Starting off in Helsinki, where he is joined by Neva and her family, Crameye’s talkative self runs head on into the stoic Finn culture. Fortunately, Marco and Matias spice things up by laying out clues for Neva and him to use to find them in a secret location. They figure out that their dads are holed up in a spooky old bookstore, where their very impressed fathers give them an opportunity to take their very first mission. They seize the opportunity, of course. The two embark on an adventure that takes them way up north to Lapland, within the Arctic Circle. Accompanied by an extremely odd set of triplets (one an emotional wreck, another a gluttonous beauty queen, and the third a blindfolded, bald woman who is all logic), the kids must not only handle them, but also deal with a food vendor bent on thwarting their plans. The illuminating ending and the struggle to get there have a profound effect on Crameye and on his relationship with Neva.
What will kids learn?
Finnish culture is at the forefront, particularly the quality of saying only what needs to be said. Finnish history and language are also introduced, as are the Nobel prizes, Finnish education, and the importance of leading with intelligence. Daily Finnish life is also introduced, including the national love of saunas and strange competitions. Northern climates and the Aurora Borealis also feature prominently.
Who is Crameye Junker?
Crameye Junker is a 12-year-old living in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. These books were written by Crameye himself as he shares his family's adventures around the world. Along with his kid sister, Buster, and his best friend, Neva, Crameye struggles to understand why his family is always traveling, what his father's mysterious job is, and why he always finds himself in the middle of something amazing. Series One: Initiation follows Crameye on his adventures around the world until the ultimate and life-changing realization of what his family is all about, and the role he must play in his family's mission. These books are full of intrigue, mystery, and humor, as well as introduce the cultures of the world.
Be sure to check out our adventurous workbooks accompanying this book. No matter the type of class you want to use our books in, we’ve got you covered with fun, engaging, and challenging lessons!
Finland: Got It ~ Reading Comprehension
Finland: Getting Wordy ~ Vocabulary-building
Finland: Work It Out ~ Critical thinking, projects, and country-specific lessons
Finland: Writer’s Bloc ~ Creative and academic writing
Here are cost-saving bundles of this e-book and its workbooks:
Finland: An Academic Adventure (lesson bundles + e-books)
Finland: An Academic Adventure (lesson bundles only)
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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