A perfect blend of intrigue, humor, and cultural information
The books are the core of our program. Each of our books is a foreign adventure written through the personal narrative of 12-year-old Crameye Junker. Epitomizing 21st Century Learning objectives, each book is written as a letter to the reader, introducing a featured country’s culture, language, mythology, and more, as well as an engrossing adventure. The individual stories follow an overarching storyline throughout the series.
A mysterious family
As the first series starts, Crameye and his family are settling into Taiwan, where his father has just moved them to reestablish what he calls their “home base”. From there, they are constantly flying out on the company jet to other countries, accompanying his father as he handles matters of great importance.
In each country, Crameye is able to interact with the local culture in a way that lets him get a deep understanding of the way people live. He also has many run-ins with mythological characters and historical figures as he figures his way out of trouble in each book.
His family’s own mythology plays out over the books as he slowly learns about his father’s mysterious company and his own place in it. More, his “ridiculous life” and all it entails, including special talents and abilities all the people in his family have, becomes clearer and clearer.
You know how excited your child gets when they receive something special in the mail that’s only for them? Well, this series captures that while engaging your child and expanding their cultural knowledge- just what good living books do. It really is an adventure, so much so that is it doesn’t even feel like school! These books are not twaddle, but presented with childlike honesty and frankness. The pages are packed with the cultural nuances of each nation. You can tell the creators went to great lengths to research the content of their stories and provide a fun, and though fantastical, believable adventure to present real cultural situations.
A totally top-secret and kids-only online portal
After buying a package, kids will be sent a confidential code to use to register for Crameye’s World. On this funky and fun site, kids will be able to:
Constantly evolving and expanding content
It’s also where we house our e-books and materials for neva<>codes. They way it’s set up, kids will be able to seamlessly read an e-book, take on a coding mission, ask some questions in the forums, and check out the characters’ blogs – all while staying in Crameye’s World.
Your child’s online safety and security respected
The Adventurous Mailbox has teamed up with CodeSpeak Labs to create a spectacular 21st Century Learning 1-2 punch!
How cool would it be for kids to read a captivating adventure book introducing world cultures and then be able to hop online to take on a coding challenge that will bring the story to life? More, the project will teach kids the basics of a programming language, prepping them for the world language of the future.
An engaging manual (written by our character Neva) that teaches as it goes
With neva<>codes, you child will receive a “top secret” instruction manual for completing coding challenges. The manual begins with instructions for how to get set up and then takes them mission-by-mission through the adventure books. The instructions are written in our character Neva’s voice – an undeniable tech-goddess – and are engaging, easy to follow, and fun. The first couple of missions are easier, but they progress in complexity as more and more coding skills are acquired.
Know what’s even better? The manual explains EVERYTHING, so teachers and parents don’t need to know a thing about coding.
Examples of coding missions included
what’s INVOLVED WITH THE CODING ADVENTURE?
Homework was never so fun!
With access to the Teacher’s Lounge, educators can download hundreds of lessons, as well as join a forum of educators sharing ideas and insight. In addition to our core workbooks, we also share supplementary lessons, links to other great sources for related lessons outside of our scope. All lessons are downloadable as full workbooks or individual lessons in a choice of formats.
They work great in the classroom or homeschool environment, and they make for a wonderful way to round off the overall educational value of The Adventurous Mailbox packages.
Check out some samples:
4 types of lessons
Our workbooks are chock full of innovative lessons with a distinct voice that were professionally designed and classroom-tested.
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When I looked over the material available for each book, my mouth hung open. I really cannot overstate the quality of materials from The Adventurous Mailbox.