The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki

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The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki

The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki Combining history with culture the ocean with exploration and risk with triumph this rich offering is the only picture book account of Thor Heyerdahl s world famous Kon Tiki expedition during which

  • Title: The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki
  • Author: Deborah Kogan Ray
  • ISBN: 9781580896207
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Combining history with culture, the ocean with exploration, and risk with triumph this rich offering is the only picture book account of Thor Heyerdahl s world famous Kon Tiki expedition, during which he sailed a raft 5,000 miles from the coast of South America to the islands of the South Pacific.Author Deborah Kogan Ray clearly and succinctly sets up how Norwegian anthropCombining history with culture, the ocean with exploration, and risk with triumph this rich offering is the only picture book account of Thor Heyerdahl s world famous Kon Tiki expedition, during which he sailed a raft 5,000 miles from the coast of South America to the islands of the South Pacific.Author Deborah Kogan Ray clearly and succinctly sets up how Norwegian anthropologist Heyerdahl became convinced that ancient Peruvians arrived in the South Pacific via raft, why he wanted to re create the voyage, and how he planned for it She uses primary source quotations on each spread to shore up the factual history of the events portrayed in the book Her illustrations add emotion to this harrowing journey.

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    1. Alex Baugh on said:

      When Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl proposed a theory that ancient Incans had traveled by raft from South America to the islands of the south pacific - a distance of approximately 4,300 nautical miles - everyone thought it was simply impossible. So when Heyerdahl was asked if he would be willing to try the voyage himself on a flimsy balsa wood raft, he rose to the challenge. Heyerdahl had based his theory on the resemblance between statues made by ancient peoples in South America to tho [...]

    2. Andréa on said:

      Really interesting story about a little-known theory and voyage.Note: I received a digital review copy through NetGalley.

    3. Wayne McCoy on said:

      'The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki' by Deborah Kogan Ray takes the story about the famous expedition and boils it down to a middle grade reader in brilliant fashion. If the other reviews I've read are to be believed, this hasn't been done before and it's about time.Thor Heyerdahl took a 5,000 mile journey on a raft from South America to prove a theory about migration. It was certainly dangerous and just the kind of thing I would have loved to learn about in 5th grade. The story is told here in t [...]

    4. Sunday Cummins on said:

      Highly recommend for intermediate grade students studying how different parts of the world were populated, or ocean currents, or scientists and their practice, or any number of other topics. The author develops the idea that Thor Heyerdahl, the anthropologist, actively pursued proving a theory, that this required the collaboration of many individuals and groups, that the journey was harrowing while also successful. The author uses quotes from Thor's journal, a primary source, as an anchor for ea [...]

    5. Linda on said:

      I began my life in a tiny town in the mid-west, moved to a nearby city in middle school. We didn't travel much, and the wide world was only available to me in books. I remember well reading Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki, and later Aku-Aku about the Easter Island statues. And I was mesmerized. Kon-Tiki opened up a world I would never have known, and I did other research to discover more about the way different peoples of the world ended up where they were. I was so excited to read this book which tel [...]

    6. Stephanie Bange on said:

      It is amazing that it has taken so long for this amazing event -- Heyerdahl's journey to prove his theory that ancient Incans voyaged to the South Pacific by raft -- to be shared with young readers. (Thor Heyerdahl adapted his 1950 book for middle/high school readers in 1960.) This book provides an excellent opportunity to meld science (theory proofs, wind/weather, water currents) with social studies (anthropology, maps/geography) into a cross-curricular unit. A map on the endsheets of the book [...]

    7. Rachel on said:

      Informative and adventurous retelling of Thor Heyerdahl's voyage aboard Kon-Tiki, accompanied by lavish watercolors. Appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students, each double-page spreads begins with a quotation from Thor and then the author transitions into the story. This is a compelling plot device, mixing primary source material well & in an authentic way. Includes historical notes about Thor and what happened after his journey, as well as a bibliography and source notes. [...]

    8. Chelsea on said:

      This book was a glorious depiction of a factual narrative detailing, what was originally deemed impossible, the voyage of Kon-Tiki and information about Thor Heyerdahl. This book was wonderfully illustrated and written, providing factual statements within a flowing narrative that the reader would not want to put down. I also appreciated how additional information was provided about after the voyage and about the life of Thor Heyerdahl; as well as the fact that supplemental resources were supplie [...]

    9. Jillian on said:

      Very cool. I remember hearing about the Kon-Tiki when I was a kid, but by the time I was old enough to read the books, my interest had waned. This book is perfectly sized for the young adventurer, and will undoubtedly make many explorers interested in the bigger story!

    10. Brenda Kahn on said:

      I remember seeing Heyerdahl's documentary as a kid and checking his book out of the library. This picture book distillation of the trip is a nice introduction for a new generation of young readers. Plenty of back matter supplied at the end.

    11. Annette Bay on said:

      Excellent use of source quotes--one quote per spread.The book is nicely structured, too, narrowed down to only issues related to the voyage.The voice is reportorial but always told from Heyerdahl's point of view. It's a really exciting story.

    12. Harriet Lobascio on said:

      Didn't realize this is a J book. I have requested the NF books on Heyerdahl.

    13. Amy on said:

      Great NF title! Highly recommend. Tells the incredible tale of a raft journey from South America to the South Pacific. Kids will love this as will adults.

    14. Amy on said:

      Great introduction to Kon-Tiki for young readers. Captures the adventurous spirit of the explorers and the challenges of the voyage. Fantastic illustrations as well.

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