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June 15

The Lost Book of Adventure with author-illustrator Teddy Keen

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King William Court, Old Royal Naval College
Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS United Kingdom
June 15, 2019
10:00 am - 10:50 am
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The Lost Book of Adventure: from the notebooks of the Unknown Adventurer, with author-illustrator Teddy Keen Ages 7+


‘If you are reading this, it means my notebooks have been found. I am leaving them here at camp for safekeeping…’


Join author-illustrator Teddy Keen and prepare yourself for life in the wild with this one-of-a-kind adventure book! Teddy Keen first discovered the famous lost notebooks and treasures of the unknown adventurer whilst deep in the Amazon jungle — before having them shipped home and painstakingly restored and edited together to create The Lost Book of Adventure!


Part talk, part interactive adventure show, part exhibition, Teddy will be bringing the book to life, and unveiling some of the secrets of The Unknown Adventurer – who was he? What did he discover? Did he really use his finger as Piranha bait? Using this stunningly beautiful book’s unique combination of thrilling adventure stories, practical survival skills and amazing artwork, Teddy will show you how you too can become an adventurer.


‘REMEMBER: be good, be adventurous…and look after your parents.’


‘Love reading this kids survival book by a great friend of mine – packed FULL of adventures which are all taken from the discovered notebooks of an unknown adventurer! Well done Teddy! #TheLostBookOfAdventure @QuartoKids’ Bear Grylls @BearGrylls on Twitter


Teddy Keen is the editor and compiler of The Lost Book of Adventure. In 2014 during a trip to the Amazon Teddy, himself an illustrator and outdoor enthusiast, came across a sealed metal container in a remote hut on the banks of Jari River. The contents turned out to be the lifetime’s work of an unknown artist adventurer. Alongside the notebooks, sketchbooks and other belongings was a letter which appeared to be written for the benefit of two young family members. Teddy lives in London with his family.




This event is being held in room KW003, King William Court, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. ALL attendees, adults and children, must have a valid ticket. Children under 12 should be accompanied by a fee paying adult. The session will be followed by a book signing.


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