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Flea, A Himalayan Adventure [Kindle Edition]

Bruce Foreman , Lisa Burnes , Caroline Foreman , Linda Barnes
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description


Travel to the top of Mt Everest with Flea the world's most reluctant adventurer!

Flea's world has been turned upside down!

Dislodged from the belly of Bazza the dog, Flea is launched on an adventure via air-mail to Kathmandu, Nepal.

All Flea wants in the world is to get home. And so begins his long journey back to Australia. In a series of misjudged leaps, Flea hitches a lift in a backpacker's dreadlock, bed & breakfasts on a yak, is almost fatally poisoned on a preserved yeti-head relic, and nearly dies in the beard of a Himalayan mountain climber determined to reach the summit of Everest.

Teaming up with an idealistic and slightly neurotic Nepalese flea called Moonbeam, Flea (inadvertently) performs a dramatic rescue on the blizzardy slopes of Everest, helps uncover an age-old mystery, and almost comes to appreciate the beauty of the mountains, the joy of travel, and a foreign romance … before he succumbs to a bad bout of altitude sickness.

Will Flea make it back to Bazza? Or will he experience more exotic brief encounters in foreign lands?

Product Details

  • File Size: 280 KB
  • Print Length: 148 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Laksa Books; 1 edition (July 9, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008JI3BAQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,103,153 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I have always been interested in Nepal, but never been there. The book was funny, moving and full of suspense all at the same time. I enjoyed reading it immensely and felt I was in one of the pictures of the Himalayas. Wonderful read for kids and adults alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Afteer reading this I want a pet flea January 9, 2013
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Never again will I put down fleas. After reading this book I fell in love with the Character of Flea, even if he is does lack a sense of adventure and spends his the whole time looking for shaggy, warm places to nestle and drink blood. It was so much fun taking this adventure with Flea, looking at things from a Fleas eye view. The characters he met were so varied and entertaining, I laughed all through the book. I loved reading about his encounter with Moonbeam, the hippy Nepalese Flea. Thsi book has been written with a real sense of humour and get's you sucked in right from the start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everest - a tongue in cheek companion guide. August 23, 2012
By Meg
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Flea is a humorous, off-the-wall companion guide to anyone walking the Everest trek. The book gives you a great description of the route from Lukla all the way to the top of the mountain, as well as the lowdown on the culture of the Sherpa's, and the significance of the mountains, which are holy to the Nepalese people - but from a flea's perspective.

As a fan of the outdoors, I loved the mountaineering aspect of the book... the crazy climbers, and the not so subtle criticism of the Everest circus by Flea. I loved that the story was told in a humorous and light hearted way...I mean how seriously can you take a flea who hates every moment of his travel experience yet describing it all so well. As comic as this story is, you realise that Flea (that's his name as well as what he is) does offers a very different perspective. Not only is everything in Flea's world larger than life, but by his insect nature, he craves security, warmth and low lighting rather than the freezing cold, bleak, dangerous and exposed mountain he ends up on - and which everyone else around him seems to love so much. It's a good reminder that everything is dependent upon perspective. There are deeper currents running through this book than just a humorous travel adventure.

And it's a thrilling read.

Recommended reading for anyone traveling to Nepal or anyone who likes a bit of attitude with their travel writing.
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