STEAM | 9 September 2015Create Your Own Geographical Adventure Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Do you remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 1980s and 1990s? Wildly popular with young readers, these first iterations of “game books” made the reader the protagonist, and put the reader in charge of the story by offering a series of choices at the end of every page. Depending on the choice you made, you would flip backward or forward in the text according to instructions, and continue reading from that point in the story. Whether you were hunting for treasure or climbing Mt. Everest, it was up to you how the story progressed, which made coming to the conclusion of the story that much more satisfying. Putting an educational twist on the Choose Your Own Adventure template for the this next generation of readers, QEB’s Geography Quest series has the reader-as-protagonist answer geography questions in order to progress to the next stage of the story. Each book in the series starts out with the assignment of a mission, and it’s up to the reader to garner his or her geographical smarts in order to solve the mystery and make it to the last page! In Mountain Peak Peril, the reader has to journey into the Towering Mountains to rescue the missing mountaineer, Sir Digby Tweedhope. Helpful strangers, frustrating obstacles, and puzzling questions line mountainous terrain – will your geography knowledge and problem solving skills get you to Tweedhope in time, or will you lose your way amidst the snowy peaks? Read the thrilling excerpt below, and see how it feels to be in charge of your own reading adventure! Once you make it out alive, don’t forget to check out the other books in the Geography Quest series. Excerpted from Mountain Peak Peril We desperately need your help. We’ve heard reports of a terrifying yeti in the Towering Mountains. We sent a film crew and our top wildlife presenter, Sir Digby Tweedhope, over there to film it—but they disappeared without trace a week ago. With your amazing geography skills, you’ll be able to find them. Get your snow boots and climbing gear. This is a life or death mission. Thinking of heading up there? We won’t let you be a risk to people who live and work in the mountains. You must answer some questions to show you understand this environment. Our altitude here is 5,000 feet. But what does altitude mean? Author: John Townsend Illustrated by: David Shephard Format: Paperback / softback, 48 Pages ISBN: 9781784930295 Publisher: QED Publishing Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: In The UK: Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.