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.

As the Honorary Cultural Ambassador to Argentina, here I am sharing my story with an elementary school in Corrientes, Argentina, the same place I got stuck in the mud for 5 days.
U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief Mr. Brown presented the governor of Chaco, Argentina with gift copies of the book “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” by Scott Stoll, and illustrated by school students from the provinces of Chaco, Corrientes and Buenos Aires.
Ambassador Vilma Martinez visited a school at “Fuerte Apache” to share an activity with the students and encourage personal and professional development among children who live in vulnerable conditions.
I’m very excited. This Thursday the Ambassador to Argentina will be visiting some elementary schools in Buenos Aires to read the new Spanish edition of my children’s book. The kids will be receiving their own copy of the book and the certificate of recognition pictured above.
Here is my new book on the floor of the print shop waiting to be bound. It's the Spanish edition of the kid's book, "Falling Uphill: The Secret of Life." I needed to hover over the guys at the print shop because it just wasn't getting done on schedule. Aah! And the books need to be on an airplane to Argentina the next day!
My most popular article about my bicycle ride around the world. It appeared in almost every country from Argentina all the way up to Canada. Quite probably millions of people saw this story.
The original press release for Scott's visit to Argentina as the Cultural Ambassador. "Embassy sponsors visit of writer Scott Stoll to Argentina."
While traveling during a time of war, I always thought of myself as the bicycling ambassador, and now I've been honored by the United States Department of State to be the Cultural Ambassador to Argentina for the 2011-2012 school year.
The story that led to being a Cultural Ambassador. Dennis and Scott get stuck in the mud in the Gran Chaco Desert and are rescued by an Argentinian family.
I had another great interview on WPR's Larry Meiller program. We talked a little about my trip around the world on a bicycle, and a lot about working on the new school book project.
This is quite probably the best photograph that I ever took, which after taking pictures of world wonders, like the sphinx and the Parthenon, means a lot.