Wild with Child is a unique collection of true stories by parents who boldly head out into the wilderness with kids in tow (or in the lead, as the case may be). These stories run the gamut of adventure: winter camping, climbing, spelunking, field research, skiing, llama trekking, fishing, hunting, and searching for pirate treasure with children of all ages. Readers should bundle up before they strike out into the Rocky Mountains with Mark Jenkins, whose idea of quality time with the kids is camping in a snow cave. Leslie Leyland-Fields shares deep gratitude as her brood safely migrates to an Alaskan island by bush plane. Maleesha Speer confides her personal evolution as she awakens to the wonder of her unborn child in bear country. Whether just beginning the course of wild parenting or looking back at the trail they've taken, these writers aren't willing to accept Disneyland as the final frontier. Even the most civilized among them insist that their children grow up feeling grass between their toes and sun on their skin. It's a healthy heritage, giving kids a steady set of bearings, making them strong, and helping them rise to challenges.
Jennifer Bove is an award-winning contributor to Ranger Rick Jr., as well as a children's book author. Jen's work is inspired by nature and her background in field biology, which brought her face-to-face with wild things like elephants and snakes. She lives with her family under the wide-open skies of Wyoming.
Mark Jenkins is Professor of Business Strategy at Cranfield School of Management. He has twenty-eight years' experience as a teacher, researcher and consultant in the areas of competitive strategy and innovation. He has undertaken research on the performance of Formula 1(R) teams since 1997.