Amazing Adventure Books

Hatchet

By Gary Paulsen

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After a plane crashes, 13 year old Brian spends 54 days in the wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce. YA Fic Pau
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Island of the Blue Dolphins

By Scott O'Dell

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Left along on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life. J Fic Ode
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Journey to the River Sea

By Eva Ibbotson

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Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in exotic Brazil in 1910, Maia endures many hardships before fulfilling her dream of exploring the Amazon River. J Fic Ibb
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Julie of the Wolves

By Jean Craighead George

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While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen year old Eskimo girl becomes lost of the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack. J Fic Geo
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Lion Boy

By Zizou Corder

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In the near future, a boy with the ability to speak the language of cats sets out from London to seek his kidnapped parents and finds himself on a Paris-bound circus ship learning to train lions. J Fic Cor
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Peter and the Starcatchers

By Dave Barry

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Don't even think of starting this book unless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold but the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger. Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerse the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan. J Fic Bar
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Pirates of Crocodile Swamp

By Jim Arnoksy

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Kidnapped by their father, two boys escape into the mangrove swamps of Key Largo, Florida, where they learn to live on their own among the wildlife. J Fic Arn
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Teetoncey: Book 1 of the Cape Hatteras Trilogy

By Theodore Taylor

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In this first novel of a trilogy, eleven-year-old Ben rescues an English girl from a shipwreck off the Outer Banks of North Carolina; and, though she becomes part of his family, she never speaks. J Fic Tay
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The Boy Who Spoke Dog

By Clay Morgan

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Jack, a storm-snatched cabin boy, washes up on a mysterious island. He finds sheep, sheep dogs, and wild dogs called fangos, but strangely, no people. Jack struggles to survive, to understand the dogs, and to befriend a little Border collie named Moxie. J Fic Mor
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The Wanderer

By Sharon Creech

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Thirteen year old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their Transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles & another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England. J Fic Cre
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