The Prescription for Adventure book series is a group of non-fiction books that depict life — and all of its grand adventures — in Alaska, the Last Frontier. Written by Naomi Gaede-Penner, these books are told from the perspective of various family members across the generations, beginning in 1955.

If you like adventure or the TV shows "Yukon Men" and "Flying Wild", you'll love these books. Every one of my books has chapters that take place in Tanana, AK and they can match any reality TV program that's out there!

Are you an educator? You'll get up close and learn about Alaska history. I've put together a variety of helpful resources just for you!

Visiting Alaska? You'll be able to identify landmarks on your trip or tour to Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula, Yukon River, Seward, or Seldovia. Fasten your seatbelt for some great Alaska sites and adventures!

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Alaska Bush Pilot Doctor brings to life Doc Gaede's supper table storytelling. His flying, hunting, and medical adventures are set against a land of tundra, dogsleds, 60o F below, midnight sun, and the legendary Yukon River.

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“I've read several Alaskan flying and adventure books over the years and have enjoyed none of them as much as this one.” — Mark Westover

From Kansas Wheat Fields to Alaska Tundra: A Mennonite Family Finds Home is being described as the next Little House on the Prairie book.

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  • Paperback $21.99
  • Audio $17.99
  • Digital $13.99
“I couldn't put your book down, but read it from start to finish! I liked the flashbacks between Alaska and Kansas. The contrast was fascinating.” — Rolland Winter

'A' is for Alaska: Teacher to the Territory
Anna was introduced in From Kansas Wheat Fields to Alaska Tundra and Alaska Bush Pilot Doctor. Now you can get to know her directly and view Alaska through her unique experiences. Doc's prescription for adventure was flying and practicing medicine in Alaska. Anna's prescription was teaching in Alaska — and heading farther and farther north.

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  • Paperback $21.99
  • Documentary DVD $15.95
“Anna's life was so unusual for a single woman in the '50s and early '60s, and more so in the harsh and demanding Alaska environment. Her interview provided an entertaining glimpse into her experiences. My husband and I were captivated! We loved hearing her tell her stories and the pictures were fascinating.” — Karen Hill

'A' is for Anaktuvuk: Teacher to the Nunamiut Eskimos picks up where 'A' is for Alaska: Teacher to the Territory leaves off.

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  • Documentary DVD $15.95

The Alaska Unit Student Guide (& Text), is ideal for students in grades 6-12 who need an independent study or parents who need homeschooling curriculum. It meets the standards for semester-credit Alaska history and is adaptable for students from grade school through high school. Learn more...

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  • 2 Books + Study Guide on CD $69.99
“Terrific for homeschoolers! The questions were a good mix of why, how, where, and what...The format was easy to use...weighty enough to make it an Alaska unit study...” — Kenai Peninsula Homeschooler

The Three Boys is a collection of short stories about my children's father, Bryan, and his two brothers. The stories begin in Kansas with threatening dust rollers, slimy stock tanks, and an elusive pony. It continues with humorous accounts that honor Bryan, his mother, and his father. This book offers an example of how to put together your own personal stories for family enjoyment. Learn more...

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  • Spiral bound $9.99