The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure by Caroline Paul
One rainy afternoon in Berkeley, we picked up The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure by Caroline Paul. It looked fun and I like finding books I can read with my kids. I thought this one would be perfect to do with my 10 year old daughter to kick off our women in history unit. And it was!
Caroline Paul does a wonderful job bringing together a collection of stories from her experiences that excite your inner adventurer OR scare the pants off you and make you think…I’ll never do that! 🙂 Along with each story, there are fun graphics, flow charts, check lists, maps, and other things to get you thinking about your own adventures.
The author also includes specific things you can learn and do yourself…sort of demystifying the things boys/explorers know versus things girls know and can do. From tying knots, recognizing animal tracks, staying warm, and estimating the time before sundown to introducing yourself and perfecting your very own self confidence stance; this book gives girls TONS of simple yet important tools.
My favorite ‘extra’ that Caroline includes throughout the book are the She Said and Girl Hero sections. These quotes and mini bios come from women and girls making a difference historically to present day. It’s inspiring to read about all the girls doing really cool things even at very young ages!
10 Year Old Kid View
Gutsy Girl by Caroline Paul is inspiring story about her crazy life of adventures. I really liked this story because she also had some very ridiculous adventures too. But she doesn’t only talk about her adventures she also helps you get going on your next adventure. In the book there are little parts that tell you about other girls or women who did awesome things that most people don’t know about which I thought was pretty interesting mostly because some of them were like my age! Overall I think this book was amazing and everyone should read it at least once.
After reading this book with my daughter, I asked her these questions in her daily journal, “What was your favorite story from The Gutsy Girl book? Why? How do you envision your life of adventure will be?” I loved her response! Check out what she wrote below:
Overall, we loved the book and would recommend it to girls and women of all ages! For more Gutsy Girl resources, check out the official website: thegutsygirl.org
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