Cover image for Grandma Gatewood hikes the Appalachian trail
Title:
Grandma Gatewood hikes the Appalachian trail
Author:
Thermes, Jennifer, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
42 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Summary:
"Emma Gatewood's life was far from easy. In rural Ohio, she managed a household of eleven kids alongside a less-than-supportive husband. One day, at age 67, she decided to go for a nice long walk. . . and ended up at the other end of the Appalachain Trail. With just the clothes on her back and a pair of thin canvas sneakers on her feet, Grandma Gatewood hiked up ridges and down ravines. She braved angry storms and witnessed breathtaking sunrises. When things got particulary tough, she relied on the kindness of strangers or sheer dumb luck to get her through the night. When the newpapers got wind of her amazing adventure, the whole country cheered her on to the end of her trek, which came just a few months after she set out. A story of real resilience and hardcore lady power, Grandma Gatewood proves that no peak is insurmountable. After all, at age 83, she hiked the whole trail again (sneakers and all)"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781419728396
Format :
Book