Survival!

Great adventure books for teens.

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A Girl Named Disaster
Artist/Author/Cast:
Farmer, Nancy
Call Number:
YP F Farmer
Description:

Nhamo flees from her home in Mozambique to escape an arranged marriage and faces danger and starvation.

Airborn
Artist/Author/Cast:
Oppel, Kenneth
Call Number:
YP F Oppel
Description:

Matt Cruse, cabin boy on the great airship Aurora, is about to have an adventure beyond his wildest dreams.

Boston Jane: An Adventure
Artist/Author/Cast:
Holm, Jennifer L.
Call Number:
YP F Holm
Description:

16-year-old Jane Peck has come to the wilds of the Northwest to get married, but nothing is as she expected.

Brian's Hunt
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paulsen, Gary
Call Number:
YP F Paulsen
Description:

Two years after his experiences in "Hatchet," Brian returns to the wilderness to hunt a dangerous bear.

Deathwatch
Artist/Author/Cast:
White, Robb
Call Number:
YP F White
Description:

A hunting trip turns into a test for survival as Ben guides a ruthless businessman into the desert.

Escaping the Giant Wave
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kehret, Peg
Call Number:
YP F Kehret
Description:

Kyle has to think fast when a tsunami hits: his parents are away, and he must save his sister.

Far North
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hobbs, William; Hobbs, Will
Call Number:
YP F Hobbs
Description:

Two teenage boys become stranded in Canada's frozen wilderness when their plane goes down.

Hatchet
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paulsen, Gary
Call Number:
JF/YP F Paulsen
Description:

After a plane crash, 13-year-old Brian spends 54 days in the Canadian wilderness, surviving with only a hatchet.

Homecoming
Artist/Author/Cast:
Voigt, Cynthia
Call Number:
YP F Voigt
Description:

Abandoned by their mother, four children begin a search for a home and an identity.

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Artist/Author/Cast:
Krakauer, Jon
Call Number:
796.522 K894i
Description:

The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of five climbers.

Island of the Blue Dolphins
Artist/Author/Cast:
O'Dell, Scott; Lewin, Ted (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF/YP F O'Dell
Description:

A Native American girl spent eighteen years alone on an island off the coast of California. This is her story.

Julie of the Wolves
Artist/Author/Cast:
George, Jean Craighead; Schoenherr, John (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F George
Description:

A thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.

Life of Pi
Artist/Author/Cast:
Martel, Yann
Call Number:
F Martel
Description:

Stranded on a raft with a tiger, Pi used his knowledge, wits, and faith to keep himself alive. (2002)

Overboard
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fama, Elizabeth
Call Number:
YP F Fama
Description:

Emily and a young Indonesian boy fight to stay alive after a ferry accident.

Peak
Artist/Author/Cast:
Smith, Roland
Call Number:
YP F Smith
Description:

Peak's famous dad wants him to be the youngest person ever to climb Mount Everest.

Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex
Artist/Author/Cast:
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Call Number:
YP 910.9164 P5457r
Description:

In 1820, a sperm whale sank the whaleship "Essex", but the crew survived against extreme odds.

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Armstrong, Jennifer
Call Number:
YP 919.8904 A7364s
Description:

For a hard core survival story, read about legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton and his men and the hardships they endured.

The Best Short Stories of Jack London
Artist/Author/Cast:
London, Jack
Call Number:
F London
Description:

Well-known adventure stories from a "one-in-a-million" storyteller.

The Broken Blade
Artist/Author/Cast:
Durbin, William
Call Number:
JF Durbin
Description:

In 1800, 13-year-old Pierre La Page never imagined he'd be leaving Montreal to paddle 2,400 miles.

The Goats
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cole, Brock (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Cole
Description:

Two misfit kids at summer camp become the "goats" in a cruel tradition.

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