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  • Published: 1 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552572620
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $16.99

My Daddy's Going Away

The epic true stories of heroism and survival that have shaped Bear's life in a new abridged edition for younger readers.

Who are the people that inspired Bear Grylls to become one of the world's toughest adventurers?

From famous explorers whose never-say-die attitude led them to achieve astonishing feats, to everyday people unexpectedly caught up in life-threatening situations, True Grit is a collection of some of the toughest feats of survival ever accomplished. Learn what it takes to make it through alive in some of the planet's most dangerous locations from these exciting tales of death-defying resilience.

Abridged for younger readers.

  • Published: 1 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552572620
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls OBE has become known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Trained as part of 21 SAS Regiment, Grylls went on to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He then went on to star in seven seasons of the Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award-nominated Man vs. Wild TV series, which became one of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers. Since then he has gone on to host more extreme adventure TV shows across more global networks than anyone else in the world, including six seasons of the global hit Running Wild with Bear Grylls. His Running Wild guests have included President Obama, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Roger Federer, Julia Roberts, Prime Minister Modi of India and many other stars. His autobiography, Mud Sweat and Tears, spent fifteen weeks at Number 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list and he has written over ninety books, selling in excess of eighteen million copies worldwide. He is an Honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos, the youngest ever UK Chief Scout, and the first ever Chief Ambassador to the World Scout Organization, representing a global family of some fifty million Scouts.

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Praise for My Daddy's Going Away

A bright lively story... This is an important book that deals with a difficult experience but with a light touch that children will enjoy

The Bookseller

My Daddy's Going Away is brilliantly realized, heartwarming story illustrated by rising star Emma Yarlett.

School Zone @ www.readingzone.com

Cleverly, the book is easily adaptable for any situation and is suitable for families where a dad must be away should it be for the armed forces, sales or long distance driving.


A remarkable book

Bringing Up Charlie blog

The book is very upbeat and optimistic, which will be reassuring and comforting for youngsters who are daunted by the prospect of their dad disappearing for a while.

Madhouse Family Reviews blog

A comforting and reassuring story ... The touches of humour make for an enjoyable read.

Parents in Touch website

I absolutely love this book and truly believe it is a must have for any family that has a Daddy that travels away. It is very well written, fun, and the illustrations are amazing.

MONSTER Mummies blog

This comforting and beautifully illustrated book is easy to understand and explores every part of a parent's absence in a calm and wise way.

Aldershot News and Mail

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