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Children's Nonfiction Discoveries

Wild Outside

Around the World with Survivorman

by (author) Les Stroud

illustrated by Andrew P. Barr

photographs by Laura Bombier

Annick Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Discoveries, Adventure & Adventurers, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
  • Downloadable audio file

    Publish Date
    Nov 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 8 to 12


Join TV’s Survivorman on twelve edge-of-your-seat adventures as he proves anyone can be an outdoor explorer.
From surviving a frigid night in northern Canada to munching on grubs in the Australian Outback, Les Stroud’s passion for the outdoors has driven him to some of the planet’s most remote and beautiful locations. In Wild Outside, he invites readers into his world of wilderness adventures with fast-paced
stories, nature facts, and practical advice for spending time outside. Featuring kid-friendly activities and tips like how to safely observe wildlife, Stroud shows readers that adventure awaits everywhere—whether in a jungle or a city park. Andrew P. Barr’s dramatic illustrations amp up the excitement alongside photos of Survivorman’s adventures.

About the authors

LES STROUD is the author of Survive! and Will To Live. An expert survivalist, Les is also a filmmaker, a singer-songwriter and the creator of the television shows Survivorman and Beyond Survival. A member of the prestigious Explorers Club, he has produced, hosted and appeared in many television specials, including Shark Week, Surviving Alaska and Off the Grid With Les Stroud. Visit him online at or on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter @reallesstroud.

LAURA BOMBIER is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in magazines such as Canadian Geographic, Cottage Life and Canadian Living, as well as the books Survive! and Will to Live. Laura travels extensively, shooting still photography for all episodes of Survivorman and Beyond Survival. Visit her online at

Les Stroud's profile page

Andrew P. Barr is an illustrator and graphic designer living on the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario. His illustrations have appeared in national newspapers and magazines, and on books, T-shirts, rock ‘n’ roll album covers, and movie posters.

Andrew P. Barr's profile page

Laura Bombier's award-winning photography has appeared internationally in magazines and the books Beyond Survivorman, Survive! and Will to Live. Laura traveled the globe with Les Stroud, shooting stills for the TV shows Survivorman and Beyond Survival. 

Laura Bombier's profile page


  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award
  • Nominated, Yellow Cedar Award

Editorial Reviews

“Fun and entertaining.” 

Crossroad Reviews, 04/25/21

“Will really appeal to all outdoors students.” 

Minding the Middle, 03/01/21

“A popular choice for a school library, home collection or gift for middle graders who enjoy adventure (in spirit or in practice), the natural world or learning high-interest, possibly life-saving, information.” 

Canadian Children’s Book News, 08/13/21

“A fun, accessible book that will hold strong appeal . . . Highly Recommended.”

CM Reviews, 02/26/21

“Fascinating stories . . . HIGHLY recommend it.”

Imagination Soup, *starred review, 04/21

“While the stories are written in a zippy, easy-going style, the accompanying sidebars offer an even more intriguing read.” 

Quill & Quire, 01/21

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