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Far North by
After the destruction of their float plane, sixteen-year-old Gabe and his Dene friend, Raymond, struggleto survive a winter in the wilderness of the Northwest Territories of Canada.
Boy Who Spoke Dog
The Boy Who Spoke Dog by
After being marooned on an island near New Zealand, Jack, an orphaned cabin boy from San Francisco, becomes allied with a group of dogs who protect the local sheep from wild dogs.
Touching Spirit Bear
Touching Spirit Bear by
After his anger erupts into violence, fifteen year-old Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the Native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by
NONFICTION: Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when, after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, their ship, Endurance, was finally crushed, forcing Shackleton and his men to make a very long and perilous journey to reach inhabited land.
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce. Includes an introduction and sidebar commentary by the author.
Girl Named Disaster
A Girl Named Disaster by
While journeying to Zimbabwe, eleven-year-old Nhamo struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
Ice Claw by
Max Gordon: Wanted for Murder High in the freezing High in the French Pyrenees, Max Gordon's race to win an extreme sports challenge becomes a race to survive when he is accused of causing the death of a mysterious Basque monk who has predicted a cataclysmic ecological disaster.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins by
Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast when her tribe emigrated and she was left behind.
Into Thin Air
Into Thin Air by
NONFICTION: The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived.
NONFICTION: The author relates incidents in his life and how they inspired parts of his books about the character, Brian Robeson.
A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
Bamboo People by
Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other.
Publication Date: 2008-02-26
A fictional account of one of the worst storms to hit the Caribbean--Hurricane Mitch in 1998--told from the perspective of a thirteen-year-old boy living in a small village in Honduras.
The Perfect Storm by
NONFICTION: Uses interviews, memoirs, radio conversations, and technical research to recreate the last days of the crew of the "Andrea Gail," a fishing boat that was lost in a storm off the coast of Nova Scotia in October 1991.
Triumph on Everest
Triumph on Everest by
NONFICTION: A biography of Edmund Hillary, whose love of snow, mountains, and the outdoor life culminated in his conquering the highest peak in the world.