The World is a Book…

Does it seem ironic to you that this geography enthusiast (moi!) has barely stepped out of the country? Yes, I have been to Tijuana, Mexico and British Columbia, but not too many miles outside of my own country border. I have spent the last twelve years of my life writing about other places and other time periods, helping families to look outside of their own walls, their own borders.

God has created a marvelous earth and beautiful people in every corner of our globe. I love sharing about these places with you. I have finished writing the first draft of the next volume in the Child’s Geography series, which Ann Voskamp began several years ago. We are excited to bring volume 3 to life in early summer. It will cover many of the Balkan countries (Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Slovenia, Italy and Malta – the Classical World of Ancient times. It will be a fitting sequel to the Holy Land. Take a peek at the cover:

We’ve had several parents proof read the text for us. Here are some of the comments we are receiving:

“Thanks so much for allowing me to be part of Explore the Classical World.  Loved it!  I’ve had volumes 1 and 2 on my shelf but hadn’t started them with my kids—planning to very soon now that I’ve enjoyed volume 3 so much!” – Jill

“Wow great job on the first five chapters.  I really enjoyed them, and I know my sons will too when the final draft is finished!” – Angie

“I really enjoyed reading this! You are a gifted writer. I enjoyed the colorful local characters! … I thought it would take me longer to read through, but it was engaging and interesting that I couldn’t stop reading! Looking forward to reading the next chapters!” – Nanci

“Boy, this was fun!! And, I learned something (well, a lot) to boot!! Thank you for the opportunity.” – Renee

“Reading this has REALLY made me want to visit Greece and some of these places! I love the story line and how descriptive and fun the information is displayed or told. This is going to be an excellent book and I am very excited to use this with my son and to recommend it to others! I haven’t used the first 2 books and will now be looking into purchasing them as well! Way to go and thanks so much for making History/Geography FUN!  Thank you for this opportunity!” – Lindsey in Florida

We are so pleased that several of you have had a chance to preread and proof the first draft. It is the skeleton, in many ways. Now, we are ready to put flesh on the bones. My daughter and I are flying to Europe next week. We’ll be visiting our missionary friend in Slovenia along with some other Slovene friends that my daughter has made over the last couple years teaching at an English camp in the country. We’ll also be traveling through Italy and Greece. Besides bringing encouragement and goodies to our friends, the purpose of our trip is to take photos and video of these places that I have been writing about over the past eight months.

I’ll be posting fun facts and photos on this blog over the next 3 weeks, so stay posted. It should be alot of fun!

Coincidentally, next week is also the week that our social media manager moves to Honduras, so you should be seeing some great photos of that part of the world on our Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter pages. This geography company will actually be seeing a couple corners of the world and bringing back for you a slice of the culture and history.

Side note: If you order from Knowledge Quest during the first 2-3 weeks of April, please just know that our normal staff of four will have dwindled down to one, who is also completely responsible for the care of five children while I’m away. Please be patient if it takes an extra day or two to get your order out. (smile, wink, hug!)

Question: Where in the world would you like to go?

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  • Laura

    Thank you for the opportunity to review this volume 3 of A Child’s Geography. I found it very well written and informative. It left me wanting to visit these places and gave me a greater appreciation for a part of the world I don’t often think about. I learned things, and more importantly, have a desire to learn even more! My plan now is to read the first two volumes. Thank you again for writing these fabulous books.

    • / Terri Johnson

      You are welcome! Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. God bless!

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