Sophie loves activity camp ... but is terrified of insects. It's so bad that she won't go into the tent on her own, just in case something flies at her, or she steps on a creepie-crawlie. But when she's given a compass by one of the other boys on the campsite, Sophie is magically transported to the desert on a survival adventure where they're impossible to avoid!With the help of survival expert Bear Grylls as her guide, she will learn how to withstand the extreme temperatures of the desert and how to spot mirages, encounter giant camel spiders, deadly scorpions and sandfish ... but will Sophie overcome her fear of insects back in the real world? And who will she give the compass to next?Each book in this fun new 12-book series from Bear Grylls follows a different child on the outdoor activity camp. Once they are given the magical compass, they meet the inspirational adventurer in an amazing place and learn new skills and facts they can take back with them to their real life.
Bear and his wife Shara live on a barge on the River Thames in London and on a small remote Welsh island. They have three sons: Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry. You can find out more about Bear Grylls on his official website: www.beargrylls.com. Follow him on Twitter @BearGrylls (1.3 million followers), Facebook @RealBearGrylls (6.7 million likes) and Instagram @BearGrylls (1.2 million fans!)Based in Brighton, Emma studied illustration at Kingston University and has since illustrated many titles for a wide variety of publishers. Her first children's book was long-listed for the Kate Greenaway award. Check out her work at www.emmamccann.co.uk or follow on Twitter @cooliobeanz