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Rich was born in Wales and got hooked on travelling at an early age. After an extended university career, which culminated in a PhD from Cambridge and a postdoc at the University of Waterloo (Canada), he took up a scientific post at an environmental research institute in Germany. During a return visit to Waterloo, Rich met his wife, Sue. Moving back to Canada, he began writing his Jaspa’s Journey children’s novels, the first of which – The Great Migration – was published in March 2009.
on Jan. 28, 2013 :
I have enjoyed Jaspa's Journey:The Great Migration very much. It is entertaining and at the same time educational. I have purchased additional copies for children in my family. Their parents and friends also loved the book. I look forward to following Jaspa as he continues to have adventures. And I can`t wait to share the next journey with the kids.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Oct. 18, 2012 :
I was requested to review this book, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to, because I really enjoyed reading it. Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration by Rich Meyrick, is about a small version of a giraffe named Jaspa, who travels over 500 miles across Africa’s Sergenti plains. While making his journey across the plains he comes across many adventures; once of them with a boy name Ben who is on vacation there with his family. This book is filled with laughter, adventure, twists and turns. It is great read for late elementary readers and middle school readers who are looking for a book filled with adventure. The book is also very teaching in a way, because it discusses so much facts and knowledge about Africa and the Sergenti plains. The Author, Rich Meyrick, writes in a way that is very educational, but is something that’s fun at the same time; so it’s appealing to readers. Although this book is more of a chapter book and not so much of a picture book like I usually review, it is still one great read. It would be a great book to read to a child because they would be able to picture everything right in their head because of the great descriptions.
-Chauntelle @ Storytimebooks.wordpress.com
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Sep. 15, 2012 :
A fantastic read for kids and adults alike. I bought it for my nephews, but once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I was captivated from page one. The characters are well-developed and easy to get attached to. They are swept along from one adventure to the next and it's impossible not to get swept along as well. And when it's all over, you just can't wait for more!
(reviewed the day of purchase)