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Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft | Thor Heyerdahl
Photographs illustrate the author's account of his voyage from Peru to Tahiti on a balsa raft to test a theory concerning the origins of the Polynesian race
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This is the story of the astonishing journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer-writer Thor Heyerdahl in 1947. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they must navigate using the stars and ocean currents. After 3 exhausting months at sea, they achieve their goal. Not read the book but I‘ve watched the documentary film, a great retelling of the #daringadventure . #augustabc

KathyWheeler I‘ve read the book several times — I was obsessed with it when I was younger. 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I think I saw the film 5mo
Eggs Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Maybe I should leave everything and go somewhere on the raft... 🚣🌊🏖🏝 #KonTiki

Violetta That's certainly not so romantic as it sounds 😁 14mo
Erofan @Violetta Perhaps the raft will be in the pool in a luxury Spa hotel! 😋 14mo
Violetta @Erofan Much better, huh 😎🍹 14mo
kaysworld1 @Erofan swing by the UK and pick me up on that raft! Don't forget the tequila and books 🤷 14mo
Erofan @kaysworld1 Ho-Ho-Ho! All aboard! 🍻 14mo
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#YAwednesday #nonfiction day! Read this as a youngster and have loved it ever since. Such an awesome adventure story, and an inspiration to #dreambig!

TheFunkyBookworm I‘ve never heard of this one! I‘ll have to check it out! Thanks! 2y
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Spent many many hours building this with my fifth grade son for his Meeting of the Minds event where he will portray Thor Heyerdahl. We were fortunate to have photos of the real thing from the museum in Oslo to use to guide us. What do you think? Some of the items (Island paraphernalia) are from the inside of the box where he has items that represent Thor's personality. 🇳🇴

398.2 Looks like he ACED it. Good Job! 3y
LeahBergen Wow!! That's amazing. 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
britt_brooke Awesome! 👏🏻👍🏻 3y
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kylienoele That's amazing!! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Aw some! 👏👏 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Cool!👍🏻❤ 3y
drokka Very nice! 3y
Texreader @britt_brooke @398.2 @LeahBergen @kylienoele @CherylDeFranceschi @Graciouswarriorprincess Thanks my Litsy friends! While my 10-year old is also an avid reader, my heart sings when he spends hours doing something that is not a video game. He's a great problem solver when given the opportunity. ❤️ 3y
Texreader @drokka Thank you! But it'd sink. 😂😬 still mighty proud of him! 3y
drokka Have any of those packing air packs? I don't know if it would hold for long though lol 3y
Texreader @drokka Probably not but darned cool idea. Well we won't be setting sail...um...ever with this one! 😁 3y
Megabooks I think it's amazing ! 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
Texreader @Ebooksandcooks Thank you so much!! 3y
Larkken Wow! Nice job! 3y
Cinfhen Awesome!!! 3y
Bookzombie This is awesome! Great job! 3y
Texreader @britt_brooke @398.2 @LeahBergen @kylienoele @CherylDeFranceschi @Graciouswarriorprincess @drokka @Ebooksandcooks @Larkken @Cinfhen @bookzombie So results today: it was "amazing" said his teacher. But he was the only kid to go "overboard" on the project (the rest had shoeboxes covered in paper). It was supposed to stay at school but he brought it home. So I panicked! Turns out he wants to do more to it! I think hammocks on the inside. ??? 3y
drokka Hammocks? Ambitious, but smart. He keeps this up, I may rent his project to spend my holidays. 3y
Texreader @drokka 😂😂😂 3y
LeahBergen I love it!! 😂😂 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Love it!😍 3y
Lola That looks incredible!! Well done!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Cinfhen "A little overboard " is good every now and then ? 3y
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