A hundred years ago, Tom Sawyer and Jim rafted down the Mississippi River on an astounding journey that carried them into amazing adventures. They encountered two drunken charlatans, escaped great danger and discovered the magic of Old Man River. Teenagers and adults across America love Mark Twain's classic tale of life on the Mississippi.
Today, however, teens love fast video games, air hockey and skateboard parks. They race BMX bicycles and ride dirt track motorcycles. They love faster adventures.
A "Motorcycle Adventure to Alaska" grabs readers like a dirt track knobby tire and doesn't let go for teens in the 21st century. Written by long time motorcycle adventure feature writer, Frosty Wooldridge, the characters Trevor and Dan Compton ride a new kind of river made of asphalt and gravel while their raft turns into iron steeds with tires and rumbling exhaust pipes.
This is a book about two boys coming of age. Ever the rambunctious teenager, Trevor rides into danger with fearless abandon, but rides himself and his brother into plenty of trouble. He is a wild-eyed explorer who loves nothing better than telling outrageous stories to strangers. Trevor hitches up his leathers while becoming Buckskin Trevor of the mountain men, Fishbait Trevor who catches the biggest fish in Alaska and Mad Trapper Trevor who chases after the gold and many more. He is funny, crazy and a pain in the butt for his brother. But he's got what every young boy wants! Heart! Courage! Confidence in his life!
Once they hit Alaska, Trevor and Dan find themselves in the middle of a Mountain Man Rendezvous that begins a remarkable series of shooting flint lock rifles, tomahawk throwing contests, eating raw fish and battling the biggest man in Alaska in an arm wrestling contest. From there, they face a grizzly, fight some bad guys, fish for the biggest salmon in Alaska while viewing Denali "The Great One" the highest peak in North America.
Something magical happens along the way. The boys mature into young adults with a sense of responsibility to themselves, animals, the planet and others. This book is a heck of a read for teenagers, but as the endorsements explain, more than a few adults will be reading this book for the sheer pleasure of an adventure they wished they had taken as teenagers. If you like motorcycles, you're going to love this ride! Adults who love motorcycle adventure will find this book teaches their kids values, responsibilities, hard work and character pay off in the life process.