The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure

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09Why should girls will lose out on the joy of risk? They can jump off rocks, swing on ropes, and climb trees equally efficiently as boys can. But girls often allow fear to face in their way.

In The Gutsy Girl, author Caroline Paul emboldens girls to search out a life of exhilaration. Once a young scaredy-cat herself, Caroline decided that fear got when it comes to the life she wanted–of excitement, confidence, self-reliance, friendship, and fun. She has since flown planes, rafted big rivers, climbed tall mountains, and fought fires among the first female firefighters in San Francisco. In The Gutsy Girl, she shares her greatest escapades in addition to those of other girls and some women from throughout history, and provides engaging activities like confidence-building stances, building a compass, positive self-talk, and taking advantage of crickets to estimate outside temperatures. Each section has a place for girls to “journal” their adventures, thus encouraging a brand new generation to cultivate a zest for challenges as well as a healthy relationship to risk. The Gutsy Girl is Lean In for kids, the sunday paper about the glorious items that happen after you unshackle from fear and start to exhilaration. Fully illustrated and enlivened throughout by bestselling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton’s whimsical pen-and-ink drawings.

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