Survival!

Great adventure books for teens.

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Adrift
Artist/Author/Cast:
Griffin, Paul
Call Number:
YP F Griffin
Description:

Matt and John are two guys from Queens literally adrift at sea with three rich kids they have no business hanging out with.

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.

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.

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.

Enclave
Artist/Author/Cast:
Aguirre, Ann
Call Number:
YP F Aguirre
Description:

With something terrifying destroying the enclaves in which most of civilization lives, teen Hunters must fight for their survival.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Into the Wild
Artist/Author/Cast:
Krakauer, Jon
Call Number:
HS/917.9804 K894i 1997
Description:

Christopher left his savings to charity, abandoned his car and walked into the Alaskan wilderness.  This is his story.

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Artist/Author/Cast:
Krakauer, Jon
Call Number:
HS/796.522 K894i 1997
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:
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 as We Knew It
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pfeffer, Susan Beth; Howard, Arthur (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Pfeffer
Description:

When the moon is knocked closer to the earth, life as Miranda knew it is over and now she must learn to survive.

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.

The Raft
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bodeen, S. A.
Call Number:
HS F Bodeen
Description:

When her plane goes down, Robie has nothing more than a bag of Skittles and a raft between her and the deep, dark sea.

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.

Savage Mountain
Artist/Author/Cast:
Smelcer, John
Call Number:
YP F Smelcer
Description:

Two brothers aim to prove themselves on the mountain, but in doing so, they discover brotherhood is the strongest bond of all.

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.

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