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The Adventure Series by Willard Price is a series of 14 books published between 1949 and 1980. The books target older children to young adults and feature the adventures of brothers Hal and Roger Hunt as they collect animals from around the world for zoos and wildlife parks.

The boys are left alone when their father is injured on a trip and manage to 'bring back alive' the animals needed despite this setback. The books contain a mixture of adventure story and natural history facts intended to stimulate children's interest in the natural world.

Reader's Reviews

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Books in the series

Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 10+
  • Read Aloud Age: 8+

Clean with some mild peril.

A pertinent point to any intending to read, or encourage the reading of, these books must be regarding the relative 'outdatedness' of some of the concepts and, in surprisingly few places, the natural history facts. The overwhelming message however is one of showing respect to, and taking joy in, the wonders of the natural world.

The characters of Hal and Roger are inherently positive role models with nevertheless a sense of fun in the world and though they do make mistakes these are never without a valuable lesson being learned.

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