Family Trip Essentials: Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales

Reading Material That Goes the DistanceNathan Hale's Hazardous Tales books graphic novels for kids history Raid of No Return and Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood

  • What: Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales
  • When: Going on family trips
  • Why: Fun to read, educational, repeat readings
  • Where: Amazon

After a multiple year hiatus (here’s looking at you, global pandemic!), we finally hit the tarmac again with all three kids to travel abroad for a family event. Since most of our recent travels have been confined to closer destinations, largely within driving distance, we decided to review the most useful travel items.

Each day we will highlight one item we used extensively during our trip, from entertainment to necessities like food and water. Our three kids, at ages 11, 9, and 7, now pack their own travel entertainment bags and their clothes as well. Some items, therefore, were chosen entirely by the kids, while some we packed to make our lives easier. 

11 year old boy in airport lounge curled up reading book
Our son will read anytime, anywhere, and has no problem reading the same book multiple times in a row.

Our oldest son loves history and can’t get enough of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. He packed two of these books to tide him over for a two week journey. This child will read the same book eleven times in a row in a single day, as evidenced when we picked up the latest installment, Cold War Correspondent, back in February. He put these books in his carry-on bag and used them during down time, at bedtime, with snack time, and any other time he needed some literature.

Since he can read them over and over without losing interest, they made a great choice. Without packing up too many of the series, he could still carry his own backpack and have plenty of reading material suited to his tastes. I’d also like to stress that he picked his own items, including these books,  Alamo All Stars and Blades of Freedom.

If you want a good read for your kids on the go, these graphic novels bring history to life, making them both fun to read and educational.

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