Joshua Adventure Map by HouseofChabrier
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Joshua Adventure Map

by HouseofChabrier in ABC Adventure Maps of Learning

I have drawn adventure Maps for my God son Joshua since he was two or three. They have grown more elaborate as he has grown older. I also make up stories, or combine every story and book I've ever read to take him on imaginary adventures. When he got older he and I would make adventure maps with buried treasure. Aged the paper by spilling coffee or tea on it, burnt the edges, and I would tie them with a red ribbon...for a blood oath. When he sat in his car seat and later his brother we would search for the important sites on the map, and see if we could find the land of the lost World.

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  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    You're like Indy Jones in female version

    Oct 8th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I read all of the Edgar Rice Burroughs books of Tarzan, and all his many adventures with the original illustrations. I love pen and ink illustrations, loved camping, tracking, Jack London books, and so since I don't have grandchildren I just teach adventurous thinking and playing to my god children. I loved Jules Verne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson. I feel all the adventures I took in books made me love animals, plants, wild things, everything, and I don't see that happening in children who don't read, don't climb trees, or have wild child experiences. Sometimes fact is much more surprising and delightful than fiction.

      Oct 8th, 2011 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      I totally agree with you on this one .. today they don't like to climb trees anymore

      Oct 8th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      It's very weird! A great huge pine tree fell in our back yard from the neighbors yard. Here was a massive horizontal tree, and I had to show two boys how to climb, clamber, and have an adventure with a horizontal tree. I took the youngest godson's hand and made him touch the tree. He was afraid of it. Kid's are just strange. My brothers and sisters would have chopped off limbs, cleared and covered a section, made a fort, and practically lived in the tree when my mother wasn't making us do chores.

      Oct 8th, 2011 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Just like me .. I used to climb the trees till to the top and no tree could be high enough for me to get to the top .. young kids today are just pimps .. afraid of everything

      Oct 9th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • UmbraRegina

    UmbraRegina

    Wow, the story you mentioned above tied to these lovely maps is wonderful alone. This map here is a masterpiece. Love it!

    Oct 7th, 2011 Reply