by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
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Get ready to go out and play …
Based on the author’s acclaimed Integrated Outdoor Program, Let Them Be Eaten by Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids into the Great Outdoors is Peter Hoffmeister’s inspiring guide to helping kids enjoy nature and appreciate the great outdoors. Drawing from his personal and professional background as an educator, guide, writer, and father, and focusing on fun rather than fear, Hoffmeister offers an approachable, fun reintroduction to hiking, camping, and all-around exploring that will help parents and kids alike feel empowered and capable.
Whether you’re a veteran outdoorsperson, a first-time hiker, or anything in between, get ready to put on your sneakers, turn off your video games, and rediscover the simple, powerful joy of going out to play.
North American publisher: Perigee, May 2013
Foreign rights sold: Italian to RCS Libri/Rizzoli; Complex Chinese to Good Publishing
Foreign rights contact: Marian Lizzi, Perigee
Film/TV rights contact: Allison Devereux, Wolf Literary Services
In an age when the pressures are all against kids spending time outdoors, it takes a determined and resourceful writer to go against this tide. Peter Brown Hoffmeister is one such writer and this book deserves to be read very widely.”—Tristan Gooley, author of The Natural Navigator
Many books like this more-or-less talk down to its readers. This one doesn’t. Hoffmeister wrote this book as though he was talking to friends and fellow outdoor enthusiasts. He has experience—a lot of it—which he refers to often, but not in a look-at-me-I’m-boasting kind of way. He’s very relateable, as a parent, spouse, instructor, and all-around fun-loving individual.”—FamilyBandage.com
In an age where humans desperately need to get out in nature again, Hoffmeister’s practical guidance is a bridge to get us over the gap of our fears and not-knowing. They say ‘the knowing is in the doing’—Hoffmeister clearly has the knowing, and his sharing of it will help you into your own doing.”—Evan McGown, coauthor of Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature
This book is a how-to, a call to action, and a lot of fun … Hoffmeister will make you a believer.”—The Register Guard