Spin the Globe - The Series

 

Join our narrator, Frederick von Wigglebottom, as he introduces you to new cultures from all around the globe.  In his travel adventures, Frederick meets each story's main characters (always a girl and boy) who are indigenous to the area.  These characters introduce Frederick to the people, culture, food, animals, and some pretty cool facts about where he “landed”.  Frederick's goal is not only to entertain your children but also to use his adventures as an opportunity for them to broaden their horizons, instill a desire for them to want to learn even more, and for all of us to become good citizens of our planet.

 

Spin the Globe: The Incredible Adventures of Frederick von Wigglebottom appeals to children in the intermediate grade levels from third to fifth/early sixth grades. The characters and story line also appeal to children ages eight and older to be read by themselves but Frederick's adventures make for great bedtime stories or to be read at school for children in the younger grades, ages four and up.

 

Frederick carries along his trusty journal (The Glossary in each story) containing explanations, facts, and other choice tidbits of information about his adventure.  Come join him!

 

There are 195 countries in the world, so the list is pretty long!  Other countries currently under story development are: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Philippines, Russian Federation, Scotland, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

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Dreamtime in Alice Springs

ISBN 978-1-4907-3195-7 (sc)

ISBN 978-1-4907-3194-0 (e)

 

Tonight the globe stops on Australia, the Land Down Under.

Frederick grabs his trusty journal and prepares to explore Alice Springs and Uluru in the Red Centre of Australia.

Join Frederick and his new friends, George and Madeline, as he learns about the history, people, sites and animals of the Outback.

Click any of the flag buttons to learn more about the focus of each of Frederick's adventures.

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Fjords, Vikings and Reindeer

ISBN 978-1-4907-3440-8 (sc)

ISBN 978-1-4907-3439-2 (e)

 

Tonight the globe stops on Norway, the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Frederick grabs his trusty journal and prepares to explore Trondheim and the fjords of the Kingdom of Norway.

Join Frederick and his new friends, Nikolina and Erik, as he learns about the history, people, sites and animals of this Scandinavian country.

Alpacas in the Andes

ISBN 978-1-4907-5263-1 (sc)

ISBN 978-1-4907-5261-7 (e)

Tonight the globe stops on Peru, the Land of the Incas.

Frederick grabs his trusty journal and prepares to explore Cusco, ancient Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman and magnificent Andes Mountains.

Join Frederick and his new friends, Ernesto and Umiña, as he learns about the history, people, sites, foods, festivals and animals of this South American country, the Andes and the Incan Empire.

Turtles of the Reef

ISBN 978-1-4907-5308-9 (sc)

ISBN 978-1-4907-5307-2 (e)

Tonight the globe stops on Belize, the Pearl of the Caribbean.

Frederick grabs his trusty journal and prepares to explore St George's Caye and the coral reefs of Belize.

Join Frederick and his new friends, K'ayab and Hayá, as they release two rehabilitated sea turtles into the sea and learn about the marine and jungle animals of this tiny Caribbean nation, the diverse Belizean, Garinagu and Mayan history and cultures.

Where the Earth Meets the Sky

ISBN 978-1-4907-6040-7 (sc)

ISBN 978-1-4907-6039-1 (e)

Join Frederick as tonight’s globe stops on Nepal, the Roof of the World where the Earth meets the sky. Frederick introduces you to Maila, a Gurung boy whose father was a Gurhka, and Ang, a Sherpa girl, as he explores Namche Bazaar and the Himalayas.  Frederick learns about the unique history, people, sites and animals of this mountainous area of Asia, the Sherpa people and famous Gurkhas.  

Mysteries of Marrakech

ISBN 978-1-4907-6480-1 (sc)

ISBN 978-1-4907-6481-8 (e)

Tonight the globe stops on Morocco, the Land of Sea, Sand and Snow.

Frederick is joined with his new friends, Azerwal and Yasmine, and prepares to explore Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains.

Frederick learns about the history, people, sites and animals of this North African nation and the Imazighen (Berber) and Arab people.

Edelweiss and Gemütlichkeit

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Tonight the globe stops on Germany, the Land of Poets and Thinkers.

Frederick grabs his trusty journal and prepares to explore Munich and the Bavarian Alps.

Join Frederick and his new friends, Hans Wilhelm and Ayla, as he learns about the history, people, sites and customs of the central European country of Germany.

Sunset on the Serengeti

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Tonight the globe stops on the border of Kenya and Tanzania.  With the majestic, snow-covered Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance, Frederick grabs his trusty journal and prepares to explore the wildlife of the Maasai Mara Game Preserve and Serengeti National Park.

Join Frederick and his new friends, Helen Atieno and Shomari, as he learns about the history, people, unique animals and customs of this East African nations and the Maasai and Bantu peoples.

Castle in the Emerald Glen

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Tonight the globe stops on Ireland, the Emerald Isle.  Fields of green and ancient castles adorn the countryside as Frederick grabs his trusty journal and prepares to explore Cork and the treasures of Éire.

Join Frederick and his new friends, Francis and Anna, as he learns about the history, people, sites and unique sports of this European island nation, and maybe he even finds a pot of gold!

Morning Mist on the Sea

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Tonight the globe stops on South Korea, the Land of the Morning Calm.

Frederick grabs his trusty journal and prepares to explore the beautiful Gyeongsangbuk-do province and the ancient city of Gyeongju, South Korea.

Join Frederick and his new friends Sun Hi and Chin Hae as he learns about the history, people, sites and animals of this Asian peninsular nation.

Kiwis in the Land of the Silver Ferns

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Tonight the globe stops on New Zealand or Aotorea, the Land of the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Frederick grabs his trusty journal and prepares to explore this majestic land of fire and ice, flightless birds and the Māori people.

Join Frederick and his new friends Wiremu (Willy) and Kahukura as he learns about the history, people, sites and animals of this Pacific island nation.

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