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Jan Sebastian LaPierre

Jan Sebastian LaPierre is the author of the "A is for Adventure" children's book and co-founder of A for Adventure. Jan got his inspiration for the book through his years of guiding adventure trips all over the world and working with youth as a Recreation Therapist.

While working with these youth and from his own personal experiences, Jan recognizes the power of being outdoors and is working to share his passion and help kids. Jan also dedicates his time to raise awareness for youth who struggle with mental health. 

A is for Adventure
Authors:
Jan Sebastian LaPierre
Artists:
Christopher Hoyt
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4;

A for Adventure was written to empower children (in a fun way) to move, to get physical, to hike, bike and explore the natural world. The high energy A-Z rhyming verse format takes children through a wide range of activities from biking, canoeing and dancing to hiking, jumping, kayaking, riding and surfing – to ziplining! In addition to these activities are wider adventure concepts eg “E is for Exploring, you need not go far/because you’ll be exploring wherever you are…” and “Q is for quest, to bring out your best/often adventure can be quite a test…” (All verses are six line stanzas).

The main themes centre around three tenants: curiosity, creativity and resiliency which the authors believe are inherent in engaging in adventurous play. The book encourages discussion of topics that include facing your fears, protecting the planet and self-confidence to name a few.

The authors have partnered with Parks Canada to travel across Canada promoting parks facilities and family activities. They will also be doing school readings and speaking engagements. CBC will be lending support with local and regional publicity/media. Other partners include MEC, Helly Hansen and Chevy Canada. Social media on-going.

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