Scott Stoll logo world traveler. A bicycle wheel and the globe symbolizes Scott's journey around the world on a bicycle.

Falling Uphill for kids

Stories about the making of our book, Falling Uphill: The Secret of Life and the Spanish edition, “Cayendo Hacia Arriba: El Secreto del Vida.” Part of the Make-A-Book ProjectSynopsis: This is the true story about a man who bicycles around the world questing for the secret of life. His journey is full of many wonders, but he eventually returns home discouraged—only then does he discover the secret in the last place left to look.

How I make the aerial view photos look real, including using satellite views and chalking the drawing out square by square.
The following is a step by step summary of how the book is made, including: planning, creating, celebrating and making a difference in the world.
The children's edition of Falling Uphill arrives in Kenya.
The Spanish edition of my "Falling Uphill" kids book "Cayendo Hacia Arriba" is being used by the Peace Corp in Paraguay to teach kids how to read and dream.
Myself, the embassy, the media, and even the Governor of the Chaco all searched for Pablo and his family. Update: I have some new information. Please help find Pablo.
The first part of being a good adventurer is knowing where you are, and this worksheet helps you figure that out. It also gives a hint about what to do if you are stuck. Based on Scott's adventure around the world on a bicycle.
Scott Stoll is an author from my hometown who served as the U.S. Embassy’s cultural ambassador in Argentina during the 2011-2012 school year. His time in Argentina and collaboration with Argentine schools resulted in a Spanish language version of his book, Falling Uphill: The Secret of Life, about his 4 year journey around the world on his bicycle.
As I mentioned, celebrating the book, meaning feeling a sense of accomplishment, may be the most important step in the whole process. Read more about our goals.
Students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” the book that we created together. In my opinion, the celebration of the book is the most important step. It helps the students realize their purpose in life, take a step of action with their passion.
This free guide to Scott's bicycle ride around the world includes an exercise for turning dreams into reality, a world-travel trivia quiz, exercises for planning and mapping a world adventure, travel writing lessons, class discussions, backyard adventures, and more.
A quick summary of my trip as Cultural Ambassador to Argentina with my 5th and favorite video of distributing 2000 books to the kids.
I was honored to return to Argentina as the Cultural Ambassador of the US Department of State. Read the overview and see the movies.