Taotao ATVs – For the Young Adult in Your Children

Established in the year 1998, China Taotao is one the world’s leading manufacturers of ATVs, Gas Scooters, Dirt Bikes, Sea Scooters, and Choppers etc. With six production lines, the company produces not less than 3,000 ATVs alone every single month, apart from its other products. All the Taotao ATV parts have CE, UL and GS approvals, with engine tested equipment straight from Germany.

Range of Products

Taotao quads come in a large range of engine options. The smallest begins at just 50cc while the largest is at 250cc. The other options as regards to this include 110cc, 125cc and 150cc. With ATVs topping the list of the coolest thing for kids, Taotao ATVs has proven to be a great recreational Quad. With such a large range of Quads, there is always something your kid will end up loving!

Pros of Buying A Taotao ATV

Although not all of the Taotao ATV parts are the finest that you will ever find, there are quite a few benefits of buying an ATV from here.

• Taotao offers its customers a wide range of options to choose from. Every ATV has its own specifications and you can choose according to your own requirements.

• Every Taotao ATV has an extra starter switch on the side. This is because the handle starter switch doesn’t always respond. Hence, to save you from this trouble, an extra, more rugged starter switch was put in place.

• Not a lot of ATVs have shift gears in them, but Taotao ATV parts have gears on its list. If you would want your child to learn how to shift gears, in order to promote them to a bigger ATV, then this ATV will help you out.

• The exhaust has a spark arrester in it. The law in several areas states that the spark arrester is a compulsory requirement if you would like to ride in the woods.

• Children who are learning how to ride an ATV generally do not have the strength needed to apply breaks. However, the foot break on the Taotao ATV requires less pressure, hence, it is a great help in this regard.

Cons of Buying

As stated earlier, not all the Taotao ATV parts are great to work with.

• You will have to be very handy if you are looking to buy one of these ATVs, because you will end up tightening the nuts and bolts regularly. Considering the terrain that the ATV is driven in, these things tend to loosen up and sometimes even fall off.

• As regards to all ATVs, the chains in Taotao ATV demand to be oiled quite regularly, almost every ride.

Fixing Your ATV

Considering the fact that the ATV will be driven on a rough terrain, it is only obvious that it will go through some wear and tear. These aren’t so hard to find, and hence, you can easily procure them and fix up the quad all by yourself.

Three Young Adult Literary Heroines Named After Flowers

The kinship between flowers and women goes beyond the concept of beauty and romance. Flowers have a significant role in giving women their voice when society tried to silence them. Dawning in the 17th century, women used a secret language of flowers to express themselves when they were buried under the power of patriarchy.

Bookworms will agree that the fruits of women revolutions are vindicated in creating powerful women literary characters christened with meaningful flower names. Young girls (like myself a few years back) learn so much from the lives of the today’s celebrated fictional characters. Here are three young girls who proved that women are epic!

Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)

Set in a post-apocalyptic and dystopian society, a powerful young girl emerged as the hero that her family and country needs. Katniss Everdeen is named after the katniss plant/ flower. This name takes a significant role in her destiny as a fighter.

She lives up to her name by becoming a symbol for change in the cruel world– ending hunger and poverty. It is no wonder Mama and Papa Everdeen named her Katniss as the bloom’s roots, tasting like potatoes, is a staple food for native Americans.

The Hunger Games is a play of life and death. Each tribute never hesitates to kill for the glory of coming out as the champion. Different district tributes have distinct skills. Our girl from District 12, Katniss, is the best archer. Surprisingly, the katniss plant has a latin name Sagittaria, after the zodiac archer, Sagittarius. Slay!

Lily Evans-Potter (Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling)

Harry Potter’s first conversation with Professor Snape is immortalized with the Professor’s question “What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?” In the language of flowers, Asphodel is a lily that signifying remembrance in death or after the tomb. Potterheads know very well that Lily is the Snape’s forever love, even after her death. Always, right?

Lilies symbolize not only purity, but as well as nurturing, motherhood and lasting relationships. Like her namesake, she nurtured and connected with Harry even when she is beyond the veil. Lily is more than just being loved by a man. She is also a brave and loving mother to her child Harry. She died for him and continued to look after him.

Viola (Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare yet again created a fantastic character in the persona of Viola. A daring woman who dressed like her twin brother to work in the court of Duke. As a survivor that she is, Viola upholds the essence of the viola flower. This blossom represents simplicity, but also vibrancy. In the midst of adversity, Viola strives to become the best woman she can be.

It is a great time to be a woman!

New Young Adult Book Reveals Secrets of King Tut’s Lost Manuscript

King Tut is one of the most famous pharaohs of Ancient Egypt because of the discovery of his fabulous tomb, but until now, his full story has not been known. Young adult author Cheryl Carpinello has created an imaginative yet historical retelling of King Tut’s full life story in her new novel Tutankhamen Speaks.

Both a stand-alone young adult novel and a companion book to Carpinello’s time travel adventure novel, Sons of the Sphinx, Tutankhamen Speaks contains a letter to the author from an Egyptologist named S.W. Lothian. In it, Lothian includes the recently discovered manuscript that makes up the bulk of the novel; that manuscript tells the life story of King Tut in his own words. Of course, found manuscripts have long been a staple of adventure fiction, but what makes this one special is that old texts of ancient Egypt have long alluded to scrolls that recorded King Tut’s life story as he told it from beyond the grave. Of course, scholars thought it impossible that anyone-even a pharaoh-could speak after he was dead.

However, as Carpinello makes clear, King Tut could have spoken through a medium who then wrote down the tale. And what a tale it is! King Tut tells us his entire life story from when he was a boy and not yet acknowledged as heir to the throne of Egypt, through his father’s death and his own ascension to the throne; we learn of his love for Ankhesenpaaten, whom he married, the sadness they experienced at the loss of a child, and the politics and hierarchy of ancient Egypt with its court intrigue.

Being written in the form of an ancient manuscript, the story is broken up into fragments and in places pieces of the text are missing-another literary ploy by Carpinello, but one that will make young readers feel the manuscript and story are real-I was almost convinced myself. More importantly, readers will be able to see Ancient Egypt through the eyes of its most famous ruler and step into his shoes to discover what life was like four thousand years ago.

As a companion piece to Sons of the Sphinx, this book expands on many of the incidents in King Tut’s life that are referenced in that book. Both books stand alone, and either could be read first. Carpinello loves bringing the distant past to life through her books. Previously, she brought the time of King Arthur to young adult readers in her popular books Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend and The King’s Ransom. She knows well how to blend entertainment with information that will leave readers wanting to learn more about her topics-a skill she has gained from years of being involved in education. According to her website, she is currently working on more books, including ones set in Atlantis and Pompeii as well as a sequel to Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend.

Keep them coming, Cheryl. This adult reader loves them and I would have loved them as a kid even more! If I had read Tutankhamen Speaks when I was in school, I might have been inspired to fulfill my other dream of being an archeologist instead of an author.