Fantastic Female Adventurers
by Lily Dyu
Children's Literature Event
Do you know how it feels to run for 1,900 miles? Or to look down at the earth from a space station? Or to swim alongside a hungry shark?
Fantastic Female Adventurers is a collection of fourteen exciting and inspirational stories about the women that do. Follow them on their incredible journeys around the globe. Ski to the North Pole with Ann Daniels while watching out for polar bears and lethal cracks in the ice. Feel the air beneath your feet as you climb high on a cliff face with Gwen Moffat. Experience the thrill of racing down rocky Himalayan trails with champion runner Mira Rai. Sail the oceans with Ellen MacArthur, the girl who saved up her lunch money to buy her first boat. You'll even fly into space with Britain's first astronaut, Helen Sharman. And join Lily on other awesome adventures with Anna McNuff, Sarah Outen, Misba Khan and more taking you from Everest to the South Pole and all the places in between. Beautifully illustrated by artist and adventurer Chellie Carroll, Fantastic Female Adventurers will leave you thinking: I can do that, too.
About the author
Lily Dyu is an author and freelance journalist with a passion for the outdoors, wild places and nature. Her adventures have seen her cycling in Ladakh on the loftiest roads of the Himalaya, running across England, Scotland and Wales, and also around Manaslu – the eighth highest mountain in the world. Lily studied natural sciences at the University of Cambridge. After a successful career in technology – while writing in her free time – she retrained as a journalist. Through her writing, she loves to share her love of the outdoors and wonder for the natural world. She has written widely for magazines and journals and is the author of Fastpacking: Multi-Day Running Adventures and Brecon Beacons Trail Running. Fantastic Female Adventurers is her first book for children.