Bookish ABC: E is for Explorer

Okay, this weekly prompt really feel to the wayside while my COVID brain took over, but I’m back and ready to share some more interesting books and characters. Today I’m going to talk about We Are Not Eaten by Yaks by C. Alexander London.

Synopsis: Eleven-year-old twins Oliver and Celia Navel could care less about adventure and they really do not like excitement. They’d rather be watching television. Unfortunately for them, their thrill-seeking parents have dragged them from continent to continent their entire lives. But when their mother goes missing and their father makes a bet with the devious explorer Sir Edmund, the twins are forced into action. They head to Tibet where they fall out of airplanes, battle Yetis, poison witches, and encounter one very large yak.  If they can unravel the mysteries and outwit Sir Edmund, they might just make the discovery of a lifetime . . . and get cable television! (from Goodreads)

I really enjoyed this book and the others in the series. These kids are so relatable. I often just want to sit on the couch to read or watch TV, and then along comes something that has to be done and I get stuck doing that instead. Of course, my adventures are more domestic, like walking the dog, but I might get to have an adventure if something interesting happens along the way.


Do you have a favourite book that features an explorer? Tell me what it is so I can check it out!


The Bookish ABC is a bi-weekly challenge set by the Literary Counsellor to explore the different character tropes that show up in many books. Every other Sunday is a new post, which might feature one single book, or many different ones. Check HERE for a full list of upcoming topics. 

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