The Kon-Tiki is a gloriously reckless, carefree, madcap adventure yarn. A bunch of blokes who cannot swim build a balsa wood raft and launch out into the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove a half-baked anthropological theory about early human migration patterns. I love this book.
“In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds.”
This is one of 20 adventurers featuring in my new book for children, #GreatAdventurers, available to pre-order now, here – (or here if you are not in the UK –