Up North Adventure Series by G. M. Moore – Review & Giveaway

Up North Adventure Series

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Up North Adventure Series – Book Review

Are you looking for an adventure series that’s full of wholesome action, excitement and fun and geared towards readers ages 9 through 12? If so, look no further than the Up North Adventure Series by G. M. Moore – a trio of books about a lonely city boy who finds friendship and adventure during his summers in Wisconsin!

These stories focus on Corbett Griffith III – a young boy who feels abandoned by his career-oriented parents in the midst of their divorce. He looks forward to spending his summers playing video games, working on his computer, and taking archeology classes at the local museum – but all of that changes when his parents decide to send him to his Uncle’s fishing resort so he can enjoy the great outdoors!

Corbett isn’t thrilled about this turn of events and anticipates a summer full of misery. But soon, he makes friends and his life changes in ways he could not have imagined in each of these stories!

Muskie Attack is the first book in the Up North Adventure Series. In this book, we meet Corbett begins to expand his horizons – make new friends – and discover the skills and confidence he needs to as he sets out on a quest to capture his father’s attention – and earn his father’s respect – by catching a ferocious, pre-historic beast!

Ancient Elk Hunt is the second book in the Up North Adventure Series. In this book, Corbett (nicknamed Griffy by his friends) has the chance to put his archeological skills to the test as he battles wits with a desperate archeologist in an effort to help a new friend!

Snakehead Invasion is the third book in the Up North Adventure Series. In this book, Corbett is looking forward to returning to Whispering Pines Lodge and spending the summer with his friends – but something is different. Shortly after his arrival, a vicious snakehead fish is caught in the waters of Lost Land Lake. Will this invasive species ruin the lake and the livelihood of his uncle and the town? Or, will Corbett and his friends be able to unravel the mystery and save the day?

As you read, you’ll find that each book in this award-winning series seems to be better than the last. You’ll also appreciate how each educational each book is, and how each story promotes the joy of an active lifestyle!

I enjoyed this series so much, that I chose The Up Adventure Series by G. M. Moore as my choice of entry in the Best Of Summer 2013 Kid Lit Giveaway Hop. For information on how you can win a copy of this series, keep reading!

About G. M. Moore

G M Moore

G. M. Moore is a former newspaper writer and editor who grew up exploring the lakes of northern Wisconsin. During the summer months, this Chicago-area author can be found up north and out on the lake. Muskie Attack is the first book in her Up North Adventure Series, which also includes Ancient Elk Hunt and Snakehead Invasion.

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Up North Adventure Series – Giveaway – 2 Winners!

Up North Adventure Series

Would you like the chance to win the entire Up North Adventure Series by G. M. Moore? Thanks to the generosity of the author, Create With Joy will be awarding these books to two lucky readers!

The prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 1 Winner (US/Canada) will receive Autographed Paperback Copies of the three books in the Up North Adventure Series (Muskie Attack, Ancient Elk Hunt, and Snakehead Adventure) by G. M. Moore.
  • 1 Winner (International) will receive Electronic Copies of the Up North Adventure Series books by G. M. Moore (see above). These winners can select from Kindle or Nook, which the author will gift to them, or iTunes, which will be provided via free download codes.

To enter the giveaway, submit your entries through the Rafflecopter form between August 26 – September 6, 2013. This giveaway is open to all Create With Joy readers, 18 and older.

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Best Of Summer 2013 Kid Lit Giveaway Hop

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Disclosure: I received a copy of these books from the author for review purposes. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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58 Responses to “Up North Adventure Series by G. M. Moore – Review & Giveaway”

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  1. patsy
    Twitter: Patsypat

    Hi Ramona,
    Wow! You read a lot! Thanks for all your reviews. I enjoy the introduction to new books and their authors. This sounds like a good read for my son who is 18 years old and who likes adventure books! (I am from the Philippines!) :^) patsy

  2. Joy says:

    I’m from New Zealand and the covers appeal to me a lot. This series could be based in NZ – so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win the ebooks!

  3. Mary Preston says:

    The series looks wonderful. A world far removed from mine.


  4. C.L. Murphy says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this adventure series!

  5. Marjorie says:

    I live in Canada and have a granddaughter that is obsessed with nature, I would love to win them for her.

  6. Paula says:

    This series sounds like books my sons would love. They love the woods and all animals. Adventure stories for boys…love it.

  7. Tia says:

    I love that these books are about the great outdoors, which is something I love.


  8. These books look like they would be interesting reads and I would give them to my younger cousin as a gift, because he likes survivalist type books. I think he could also learn from reading these.
    I live in America and my email address is amarandeamaris28@yahoo.com.

  9. Sabrina Taylor says:

    Finally, some books for boys!!!! I mean this with best intentions. My son is not an avid reader, because he says there is nothing out there that interests him. He is a very outdoorsy kid. He hunts, traps, fishes and works outside constantly. It is hard to find books that might interest him.

    Your books look like books he may actually read.


    Sabrina Taylor
    Manitoba, Canada
    (email – taylorsabrina5@gmail.com)

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Sabrina, thanks for sharing – you make some really awesome points about this series!

      The Up North Adventure series is PERFECT for “reluctant readers” and for young boys like your son who have difficulty finding books that interest them.

      I learned a lot about various aspects about the outdoors while reading this book. Young sportsmen will love this series! 🙂

  10. Stacie Theis says:

    Stopping by from the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing these wonderful books. As a mom of 4 I am always looking for exciting books to intrigue my kids. They seem to be drawn to books in a series and these look perfect.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for joining us Stacie – this series would be perfect for your 4 children!
      In addition to Corbett, the stories include his new friends Pike and his sister Gil – and of course, Spinner, the dog!
      Each story just gets better and better.

  11. Rebecca Cramer says:

    These books sound great for my son. I am excited to read them with him.

  12. Beth Shah says:

    *This is a U.S. entry*
    I went to school with G.M. Moore from elementary thru high school. Not only do I remember her as talented in our younger years, but was blown away that my former schoolmate was just as talented an author. I have read the first in the series, “Muskie Attack”, and was thoroughly entertained. I loved the fact that even though I wasn’t in the actual target age group of reader for this series, that I was totally captivated by the adventures of Griffy and friends and was left wanting more, wishing for more pages when I reached the end of the first book. I would love to win this series to donate to our local library – the kids in my area don’t know what they’re missing. It is time that more children, and adults, were introduced to this amazing series!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Beth,

      How cool that you knew G.M. “way back when” – I hope she has a chance to stop by and read your nice testimonial!
      I totally agree with your assessment of Muskie Attack, which I read and reviewed earlier this year.
      Best of luck in the giveaway – this would be a wonderful addition to any library!

  13. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    I havent read these..they sound interesting!
    Thanks for the review and the Giveaway!

  14. Heidi Grange
    Twitter: GeoLibrarian

    I love outdoor stories that involve the environment.

  15. Cheryl Carpinello
    Twitter: ccarpinello

    I devoured books like this as a kid. Looks like I’m going to have to chow down on these! Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Cheryl, Hop Hostess

  16. Dorothy Teel says:

    THese books by G M Moore Up north series, sound very interesting and they are written about a boy who finds himself when his parents get a divorce and it helps other kids develop coping skills, I think this is a great series

  17. bn100 says:

    Haven’t read them, but the animal part sounds interesting


    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  18. I haven’t heard of this series before, but I like the idea that they are designed for kids 9-12. I also like the part that they are adventure based, and I think my son would enjoy reading them.

    (Thank you for linking up this review and giveaway to my blog hop.)

  19. I forgot to say I’m from United States.

  20. Helene says:

    My girl loves adventure books but its hard to find things thematically appropriate. Well except for some lovely Gary Paulson we read. I’m excited about these books!

  21. Satchmo says:

    INT follower here! I thought that going out and experiencing nature is very much needed considering today’s [high-tech, fast-paced] lifestyle.

  22. Tina
    Twitter: mommynificent

    These look like fun books, full of adventure! I’d love to win! I’m in Malaysia.

  23. I have 7 sons and am always looking for good series with boy protagonists. This sounds like the kind of series my boys would like. 🙂 The outdoors and animals makes a great draw. 🙂

    I am from the US.

  24. Hi, I’m from Indonesia. I like the premise of your book. Kids these days really need to go out for adventure more. Maybe this book would lure them? who knows? ;p

    shinigami_light @ ymail. com

  25. Sounds like a great story! I am from Canada. They would be perfect for my brother!

  26. Erika L Rhodes says:

    I’m from the US and wow amazing.. looks wonderful.. Thanks for sharing! Perfect for my youngest son.

  27. Mary Bearden
    Twitter: mmbear5

    Live in the U.S. and this is the first time I am hearing of these books so I am curious about them. They sound like an awesome set of books!


  28. The series sounds like something my son would enjoy.

  29. Chris Dann says:

    These books look absolutely wonderful for boys, and the fact that you are promoting them suggest that they are wholesome. If I don’t win them I will be looking to buy some for my grandsons who spend far too long on their electronic toys.
    Chris #43

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Yes, Chris, this is definitely a wholesome series that is perfect for boys and reluctant readers – but which many girls will enjoy as well!
      (Corbett’s friends include a brother and sister duo so there is a character for the girls who read the series to relate to).
      Best of luck and thanks for entering! 🙂

  30. Linda Bradshaw says:

    I would love any of the books for my nieces and nephew. I am in the US. teachinmomma123abc at yahoo dot com

  31. Samorjj says:

    I like that these books could very easily be set in Canada’s north which would strike a chord with my boys.
    We are from Canada.
    samorjj at hotmail dot com

  32. Daniel M says:

    my nephew likes adventures and I’m in the USA

  33. Georgia Beckman
    Twitter: georgiabeckman1

    I love this series because it sounds like it is RIGHT up my hunting, trapping, fishing, 11 year old grandson’s alley! I think he would love the adventures that are certain to be found here.

  34. Holly Letson says:

    I like that they are aimed at boys in a world that most books are aimed at girls.

  35. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews
    Twitter: mdbookreviews

    You must REALLY love this series! They do look fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us in the Giveaway Hop. 🙂

  36. Francine Anchondo says:

    usa and my daughter loves books like adventure type books

  37. Susan Smith says:

    These sound like great books for kids who love reading about adventures.

  38. Julie Grasso
    Twitter: jujuberry37

    These books sound really interesting, especially how the friendships grow. Thanks so much for joining us on the kid lit blog hop.

  39. Andrea Amy says:

    What I like is that I think my son would love these books. They sound really interesting, and he’s a huge reader.

    I live in Canada. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  40. Judy Gregory says:

    i’m in mississippi (usa). i love books set in a different part of our country.


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