By Bear Grylls (Corgi)
Mountaineer and explorer Bear Grylls has more street cred in the field of survival and true grit than most but he’s not the first to undertake death defying challenges. Here he shares some of the most famous tales of survival, from a man who survived a prisoner of war camp to a Navy Seal who walked through the mountains of Afghanistan and the survivor of a horrific air crash who had to eat his dead companions. Yes, kids will love it and this abridged version is perfect for reluctant readers. If they enjoy this, let them read Facing Up, Bear’s true story of his miraculous climb up Everest aged only 23. For those who don’t know who Bear is he is the very buff star of a number of reality shows where he pits himself against extreme conditions and survives. He is also a former UK Special Forces member. As you would expect from an explorer, he lives on a barge with his wife and three boys called Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry.