Mission: Survival (Bear Grylls Series)

The Mission: Survival series is written by the popular television personality, Bear Grylls. The books in the series are adventurous in nature and are aimed at young adventure lovers. Children love to read adventure stories and Bear Grylls is an expert adventurer. Bear Grylls is a real life survival expert who has undergone numerous missions for the benefit of others. He is a very famous TV host with numerous wilderness survival TV series in the US and UK. Due to this success in various missions, he was appointed Chief Scout of the United Kingdom at a very young age of 35 years. Boy scouts across the country look to Bear Grylls as an inspiration. To inspire the young generation and let them enjoy a taste of adventure, Bear Grylls has written the Mission Survival series.

The Mission Survival series has a total of 6 books and the first one was published in the year 2008. In the book series, the adventures of the protagonist Beck Granger are closely followed. Beck Granger is a teenager with excellent survival skills. Her parents, David and Melanie Granger, worked as directors of special operations for Green Force, an environmental action group. They traveled to some of the most remote tribes in the world and Beck often accompanied her parents.

Beck Granger grew up in danger all the time due to the working nature of her parents. As a result, she has hands-on experience in survival techniques known only to military experts. Beck’s parents taught Beck numerous skills so that he could accompany them from a very young age. Quickly, Beck became the youngest survival expert constantly facing adventures.

Beck’s favorite uncle is Professor Sir Alan Granger, who’s basically called Uncle Al. He loves working in his lab, but he’s famous all over the country as a reality TV show judge. After the loss of his parents, Beck looked to his Uncle Al for guidance. Al dutifully acted as Beck’s guardian, becoming Beck’s second father. Adventure travel is part of Uncle Al’s profile, and Beck made sure he goes with his uncle whenever he can.

Another important person who sticks with Beck during his rough times is Peter Grey, Beck’s best friend from school. Unlike Beck, Peter is physically weak, but he is a headstrong individual. He can make the best of any situation and is responsible for making sure Beck learns his social skills. The two friends are seen constantly arguing, but support each other all the time. Peter’s favorite piece of equipment is his digital camera that his parents gave him for his birthday.

In the Mission Survival series, Bear Grylls presents the gripping story of Beck Granger’s solo adventures as he often finds himself stranded alone in one of the scariest places on earth. Being an expert in survival, Beck approaches all difficult situations with great courage, putting his life skills into practice. Through Beck Granger’s journey, readers will learn many tips on how to survive in the wild without any resources. These books ensure adventure lovers learn basic tips should they decide to go on a mini adventure on their own. At the end of each book, Bear Grylls presents important illustrated survival tips to educate readers.

The first book in the Mission Survival series is Gold of the Gods in which Beck Granger finds himself suddenly in the midst of snakes, howler monkeys and jaguars in the Colombian jungle. He faces the harsh reality of starvation and manages to find a way to survive. Beck accompanies his uncle Al to Colombia at the request of Mayor Rafael De Castillo, who is a descendant of a great explorer from the past who supposedly discovered a city of gold. The secret was believed to have died with the explorer, but Don Rafael seeks Uncle Al’s help in finding the city. However, they both disappear and Beck was able to bring her uncle back. She seeks the help of the twins Marco and Christina, the children of Don Rafael, and leaves for the Colombian desert. Little kids build rafts, brave wild river rapids, build camps, fend off dangerous animals and stay alive in the jungle.

In the second book of the Mission Survival series, Beck travels with his uncle to Ankat Village to interact with native Alaskans. His plane leaves for the remote area with only three passengers along with the pilot. Due to some unknown technical difficulties, his plane crashes in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness, leaving Uncle Al critically injured. With no sign of rescue in sight, Beck heads out with her new friend Tikaani to cross the mountains for help. The frozen mountains are made even more dangerous by bears and wolves that show no mercy. Beck had to cross an extremely dangerous river and search for food sources. During her journey, she had to face the worst ice storm and built a snow cave to withstand the weather. As Beck navigates snowstorms and whitewater rapids, she also had to keep track of the hungry wolf that was following Beck to devour him. In this book, Bear Grylls teaches numerous life skills to survive in frozen lands.

In each of the books in the Mission Survival series, Bear Grylls takes readers through different types of dangerous parts of the land. As he reads the book, he will surely marvel at the natural beauty of nature and begin to appreciate it. The rawness of nature can be a great threat to survival if you don’t know how to live without the resources. Through his travels, Beck Granger takes readers out of his comfort zone and surprises them with imminent danger just around the corner. At the end of each book, he will learn some survival skills through Beck’s experience.

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