Life in the Runaway Lane: Recapturing the Spirit of Childhood Through Adventure

Description

344 pages
$32.95
ISBN 0-385-25653-1
DDC 158.1

Author

Publisher

Year

1998

Contributor

Jo-Anne Mary Benson, the former book review columnist for Ottawa Parent
magazine, is an Ottawa-based freelance editor and writer.

Review

“Real Life is what we must do; adventure is what we choose to do.”
Eve Rockett has chosen to be adventuresome. In this book, she recounts
14 personal journeys that range from the simple to the extreme.

Each of Rockett’s adventures yielded rich rewards. Her Outward Bound
experiences allowed her to take delight in challenging her physical and
mental limits. Her self-defence training gave her the self-confidence
that could probably save her from an attacker. A West Coast Trail
excursion became the catalyst for family bonding.

Readers of this stimulating book will vicariously delight in
Rockett’s adventures in river rafting, dog sledding, and trekking
wilderness trails. More important, they will discover that new
adventures can be the avenue to stronger family bonds, new friendships,
and personal enrichment.

Citation

Rockett, Eve., “Life in the Runaway Lane: Recapturing the Spirit of Childhood Through Adventure,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 30, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/339.