The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure (Hardcover)

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By Caroline Paul, Wendy Macnaughton (Illustrator)
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This is it. THE gift for both the already adventurous and those who are just starting to think about being bold. (Lauren)

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New York Times Bestseller

From the author of You Are Mighty, a real-life derring-do woman, a collection of exhilarating stories, activities, and tips to inspire girls to pursue a life of adventure and excitement.

Why should girls miss out on the joy of adventure? They can jump off rocks, swing on ropes, and climb trees just as well as boys can. But girls often allow fear to stand in their way.

In The Gutsy Girl, author Caroline Paul emboldens girls to seek out a life of exhilaration. Once a young scaredy-cat herself, Caroline decided that fear got in the way of the life she wanted--of excitement, confidence, self-reliance, friendship, and fun. She has since flown planes, rafted big rivers, climbed tall mountains, and fought fires as one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco. In The Gutsy Girl, she shares her greatest escapades as well as those of other girls and women from throughout history, and offers engaging activities such as confidence-building stances, creating a compass, positive self-talk, and using crickets to estimate outside temperatures. Each section includes a place for girls to "journal" their adventures, thus encouraging a new generation to develop a zest for challenges and a healthy relationship to risk. The Gutsy Girl is Lean In for young girls, a book about the glorious things that happen when you unshackle from fear and open up to exhilaration. Fully illustrated and enlivened throughout by bestselling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton's whimsical pen-and-ink drawings.

About the Author


Caroline Paul is the author of You Are Mighty, a young person's guide to changing the world, and Lost Cat, A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology, as well as the memoir Fighting Fire and the novel East Wind, Rain. She is a longtime member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Wendy MacNaughton is a New York Times bestselling illustrator whose books include Lost Cat, Pen & Ink, Knives & Ink, and Meanwhile in San Francisco. They live in San Francisco.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781632861238
ISBN-10: 1632861232
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 160
Language: English