We're Doing WHAT for Summer Vacation?

by Cindy Davis and Ali Rollason



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/6/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781481746748
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781481746731
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781481747349

About the Book

“We’re Doing What for Summer Vacation”? is a nonfiction story told by Ali, a typical nine-year-old American girl who spent the summer traveling on a budget across Borneo with her older brother and parents. Ali just wanted to be a normal kid with a normal family spending summer vacation at the beach in Florida. Unfortunately, she has former hippie parents that wanted a big summer adventure. This was not her idea of summer fun! On her adventure, she lived in a tree house, experienced bedbugs, learned a little about Muslim culture, ate strange food, went white-water rafting, got trapped in a stairwell alone and thought she was being kidnapped, trekked in the jungle, saw orangutans, experienced leeches, stayed with the locals in their houses, found real skulls from headhunters, discovered an island of lost children, and went scuba diving with turtles bigger than she was. This story is not your ordinary nonfiction story. It is a quirky journey about a typical girl experiencing a very untypical place.

About the Author

Cindy Davis holds a PhD in social work and is a university professor. She has written extensively in academic journals and has published academic books. This is her first travel book and first book for children and young teens. Cindy spent several years backpacking around Southeast Asia and Africa with her partner, Steve Rollason. They have lived in Hong Kong and Australia. Their son, Zak, was born in Australia in 1999. This book is coauthored by her ten-year-old daughter, Ali Rollason. Ali enjoys soccer, gymnastics, and her horses. They currently live in Franklin, Tennessee, and travel overseas whenever possible.