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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Amazon Adventure
  • Willard Price
  • English
  • 07 September 2018
  • 0099182211

Amazon Adventure[Reading] ➼ Amazon Adventure By Willard Price – Essayreview.co.uk Long Island teenagers Hal and Roger Hunt explore unchartedRiver with their father, expert naturalist John Hunt for his exotic animal collection Someone sends an anonymous telegram, so John returns Alo Long Island teenagers Hal and Roger Hunt explore unchartedRiver with their father, expert naturalist John Hunt for his exotic animal collection Someone sends an anonymous telegram, so John returns Alone, the boys face hostile natives, dangerous rapids and wild animals, and a hunchback with bloodshot eyes.


About the Author: Willard Price

Willard DeMille Price was born in Peterborough, Ontario, and moved to the US when he was four He got his MA and LittD from Columbia He held a special interest for natural history, ethnology and exploration and made numerous expeditions for the American Museum of Natural History and the National Geographic Society Price also went on to edit various magazines on travel and world affairs and spent six years working in Japan as foreign correspondent for New York and London newspapers He travelled in seventy seven countries before his death in .


10 thoughts on “Amazon Adventure

  1. says:

    What a fantastic adventure But it was missing 2 vital things But we ll get to that.I can t believe that this book was written before Google was around I can t imagine the amount of research that went into this novel.It is fantastically educational Every animal mentioned in the story I know a lot better now And I know a ton of things about thethat I d never heard about before It s a great adventure, as I mentioned before, and the ending was actually very exciting with quite a few What a fantastic adventure But it was missing 2 vital things But we ll get to that.I can t believe that this book was written before Google was around I can t imagine the amount of research that went into this novel.It is fantastically educational Every animal mentioned in the story I know a lot better now And I know a ton of things about thethat I d never heard about before It s a great adventure, as I mentioned before, and the ending was actually very exciting with quite a few interesting plot twists But here s the things this story was missing 1 An emotional side It was really hard to actually become worried about any of the dangerous things happening in this story, because it was difficult to be attached to any of the characters I mean, most of the characters weren t even given names Quite a lot of them were just referred to as the Indians However the named characters were characterised well, but not quite well enough The second thing this novel is missing is 2 Any female characters whatsoever Seriously Here s the list of female characters that I spotted Mother characterised only by a single telegram , a boa constrictor, a tapir, and a manatee That s it Girls could have made this story soo much better Other than this, the story was enjoyable and incredibly interesting It has definitely made me appreciatethose crazy adventurers of the past who brought us so much knowledge about the animal world

  2. says:

    TheI read of the book, theI got into it It s easy to read, and parts of it are really humorous The descriptions of the animals and how they acted and moved were really good, some of which I had to Google to see what they looked like I feel maybe that some of the serious moments in the book were slightly overlooked.I really enjoyed it though, especially the ending I would never have been able to survive on a floating island like Hal and Roger did

  3. says:

    This is a classic children s adventure novel from 1949 John Hunt is a zookeeper for a zoo on Long Island, and he spends much of his time traveling the world to rescue and acquire animal specimens for the zoo As the story begins, he has decided that his two sons, Hal nineteen and Roger thirteen are finally old enough to join him on an expedition This expedition will take them deep into Western Brazil, in the unexplored sections of one of thes tributaries, where they will hire nativ This is a classic children s adventure novel from 1949 John Hunt is a zookeeper for a zoo on Long Island, and he spends much of his time traveling the world to rescue and acquire animal specimens for the zoo As the story begins, he has decided that his two sons, Hal nineteen and Roger thirteen are finally old enough to join him on an expedition This expedition will take them deep into Western Brazil, in the unexplored sections of one of thes tributaries, where they will hire native guides to take them downriver But while they are in Quito, preparing to fly through the Andes, an emergency calls John away, and his sons convince him to let them continue with the journey It is possible, however, that the emergency was fabricated by a mercenary hired by enemies to scuttle the expedition The enemy follows the Hunt boys through the upper peaks of the mountains and into the lower slopes of the Andes where the rivers begin to flow down and east toward the ocean A number of attempts are made on the boys lives as they travel downriver, eventually moving from tributaries to the greatriver herself As the rivers widen, so they increase the size of their vessels, in order to storeandof the exotic animals that they encounter and claim for the zoo.This book was definitely written in a different era, with a different sense of what is appropriate for young readers I read this first when I was in sixth grade, finding it in my grade school library and taking it home because I couldn t bear to put it down before I d finished it There s a lot of slapstick usually at Roger s expense but also some very grim, very gory vignettes, including the indelible image that burned its way into my young brain view spoiler the bad guys, who have been chasing the boys through most of the book, step up their pursuit with hijacking, kidnapping, gun fights, which culminates in a narrow escape for the boys and a relentless, days long chase sequence down the river But the villains run afoul of a native tribe, attempting to fight their way through rather than deal peaceably, and in the morning the boys are dismayed to see the villains still following them in their canoebut as the canoe comes closer, they see that all of the men have been beheaded, and the canoe drifts past them crewed with dead men on its way out to the seathat image, of the drifting canoe of headless men, will remain with me to the end of my days hide spoiler My mom glommed onto my interest immediately, and in addition to providing me with plenty of additional information about the , she drew a rendition of a map of the entirebasin with all the cities and major tributaries marked in color, and pasted it into that book on the inside cover Like so much of my mom s artwork, it exists somewhere in the public space, for all to enjoy At least, I like to think that it hasn t been recycled in the intervening years.Rereading the book, it is still a gem and probably the best of the Adventure series , even though it is dated after sixty four years

  4. says:

    I loved these books as a child Between the school and public library I probably read all of Willard Price s Adventure books before I reached double digits Cracking stories full of exciting exploits and natural history facts So, I was rereading with a little trepidation, worried that the old magic wouldn t be there any However, although it is a little worrying how easily the boys reach for the guns and how distasteful the idea of catching animals to sell to circuses and zoos are, at the c I loved these books as a child Between the school and public library I probably read all of Willard Price s Adventure books before I reached double digits Cracking stories full of exciting exploits and natural history facts So, I was rereading with a little trepidation, worried that the old magic wouldn t be there any However, although it is a little worrying how easily the boys reach for the guns and how distasteful the idea of catching animals to sell to circuses and zoos are, at the core is still an enjoyable read that takes me back to carefree younger times

  5. says:

    I love this series Although this book isn t my favourite in the series I still enjoy it even though I ve read it a few times Simple but fun and interestingit s also good that you learn some things about the animals and thethough not all the fact are accurate and it s always interesting seeing all the different ways they use to catch the animals and bad guys

  6. says:

    Written and based at a time where terms like animal cruelty and animal conservation were not fully fledged, Willard Price s Adventures may be a bit much for the sensibilities for some of today s readers, young and less young They are very much of their time which should be taken into consideration in regards to the portrayal of the native ians.Now that the disclaimer is out of the way This story was an enjoyable traipse down theriver The boys see many of thes marve Written and based at a time where terms like animal cruelty and animal conservation were not fully fledged, Willard Price s Adventures may be a bit much for the sensibilities for some of today s readers, young and less young They are very much of their time which should be taken into consideration in regards to the portrayal of the native ians.Now that the disclaimer is out of the way This story was an enjoyable traipse down theriver The boys see many of thes marvels and risk life and limb collecting them You can tell that Willard Price had actually been to many of the places he wrote about by the almost David Attenborough level of natural history in these pages Having grown up with these books myself, a lot of what I know about the natural world came from this series of books It s been at least 25 years since I last read this and I still remember the vapire bat scene vividly I had forgotten most of the rest.As usual with this type of adventure story, the luck level that the boys have is turned all the way up to that of Tintin in terms of being able to survive anything that s thrown at them, be it poison arrows, waterfalls, jaguars, army ants and malaria, to name a few I almost expected them to find Tintin on the floating island.The bad guy in the story did feel a little tacked on, there were perils enough from the river and jungle without the need to add Greedy evil white guy

  7. says:

    I m going to rate all of the Willard Price books as four stars Not because I think they re all that special hell, they re basically the works of an eco terrorism apologist , but because, when I was twelve, they were THE BEST BOOKS I D EVER READ I lapped them up Loved em.

  8. says:

    possibly read in winter 1967

  9. says:

    I ve been a collector of book series from a young age I started with complete collections of Enid Blyton s Famous Five series, as well as the slightly lesser known Secret Seven This was followed by The Chronicles of Narnia , although with only seven books in that series, that was easy enough As I got slightly older, I came across Willard Price s Adventure books and made sure I had a full set of those, although it s rare that I find anyone who was as big a fan of those books as I was.Th I ve been a collector of book series from a young age I started with complete collections of Enid Blyton s Famous Five series, as well as the slightly lesser known Secret Seven This was followed by The Chronicles of Narnia , although with only seven books in that series, that was easy enough As I got slightly older, I came across Willard Price s Adventure books and made sure I had a full set of those, although it s rare that I find anyone who was as big a fan of those books as I was.The first in this collection inAdventure and follows the journey of the Hunt family, father John and brothers Hal and Roger John Hunt is an animal collector, who travels to capture animals for private collections and zoos and his plan is to travel thefor this purpose The Hunts are not without enemies and after being threatened by a stranger before they even leave, a suspicious fire back at home on Long Island calls John Hunt home, leaving the boys to complete the journey alone.Hal and Roger travel down theon various craft, collecting all kinds of animals along the way, from things as small as a bat, to as large as an anaconda and from as cute and cuddly as a marmoset to as deadly as a jaguar There are potential threats from the locals and an obvious threat from the man who had threatened Hal in Quito and who is chasing them down the river aiming to steal their ship and animals and not caring whether they survive the attempt.Price s writing generally flows very well and the pace of the novel is very high He writes in simple terms and these days, it would probably be considered YA fiction However, as a former natural history writing, his descriptions of the animals are very detailed, but without affecting the pace of the story There are a couple of moments where he perhaps goes in a little too much detail and the tone becomes a little drier, but these are rare and whilst the change of tone and pace of the writing are noticeable, they never last for long and don t really interrupt the flow.Perhaps the main failing of Price s writing is that the character building is fairly weak The boys are brothers, so a relationship between them can be assumed, but with all the action in quite a short book, there isn t space for this to be explored The people they ask to help them along the way are also rarely described in any depth and we learn little about them along the way, other than that they are intelligent and resilient There is also an issue with the age of the book meaning that some of the costs quoted are very low and some of the language used is a little outdated, as are some of the attitudes, but these are minor issues.As a fan of animals and fast paced writing, I have long enjoyed the Adventure series, although the older I get, thethe flaws become a littleobvious But whilst this does take some of the edge off, this is a strong opening to a decent series and one I am still able to enjoythan thirty years after first discovering it

  10. says:

    Willard Price s Adventure series, originally published from the 40s to 80s, was always a favourite of mine as a child so I decided to buy them again It was recently republished withattractive covers than my previous collection The new books come with a special foreward by Willard Price s granddaughters who acknowledge the casual racism It s not so much an apology, buta times were different back then, deal with it kind of note The first book in the series introduces the Long Isl Willard Price s Adventure series, originally published from the 40s to 80s, was always a favourite of mine as a child so I decided to buy them again It was recently republished withattractive covers than my previous collection The new books come with a special foreward by Willard Price s granddaughters who acknowledge the casual racism It s not so much an apology, buta times were different back then, deal with it kind of note The first book in the series introduces the Long Island brothers, Hal and Roger Hunt, who catch wild animals alive for their father, a renowned procurer for zoos and circuses Their first expedition is to therainforest, where in addition to finding rare and valuable specimens, they hope to chart a new river Things go awry when their father John Hunt is forced to abandon the mission following a disaster back home Alone in an unforgiving jungle, the brothers must contend with dangerous animals, headhunting Indians, and an even deadlier gang of cut throats determined to do them in The jungle hijinks are high octane, exhilarating and occasionally hilarious, but the educational aspects of the books are where they really shine Some sections of these books would be considered rather too gung ho and trigger happy for today s audience Like all red blooded American lads, the Hunt brothers love their guns and nothing pleases themthan an excuse to use them Despite this, the adventure stories were considered forward thinking in terms of conservation when they were written.Recommended to all lovers of adventure and wildlife,Adventures is a great start to the series and still retains the power to thrill and inspire all these years later

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