Friday, March 16, 2012

tales of adventure

Kingdom of the Golden DragonKingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende
Alexander accompanies his grandmother to a remote village in the Himalayas to help locate a sacred statue.

Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceBetween a Rock and a Hard Place by Alden Carter
Mark is not looking forward to the family tradition of spending a week alone in the wilderness.

Code OrangeCode Orange by Caroline Cooney
While doing a school project on smallpox, Mitty stumbles upon old smallpox scabs. He has already been to school for several days and begins to have strange symptoms.

Into the WildInto the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Based on the real-life case of Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild  tells the story of a young man who walks alone into the Alaskan wilderness, never to return.

PeakPeak by Roland Smith
When he’s caught scaling skyscrapers in New York City, Peak is sent to live with his mountain climbling father.  Turns out, his dad is leading an expedition to Mount Everest and wants Peak to be the youngest climber ever to make it to the top.

The BuccaneersThe Buccaneers by Iain Lawrence
John Spencer sails from England to the Caribbean where he encounters pirates, storms, and fevers.

Revenge of the WhaleRevenge of the Whale: the True Story of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
The true story of a whale that turns on the people who were hunting it for oil. This story was the inspiration for Moby Dick.

The CompoundThe Compound by S.A Bodeen
Nuclear war has destroyed Eli’s world. His father, knowing that war was imminent, has built an underground compound stocked with supplies to last fifteen years. The problem is that only nine years later, some of the food has spoiled and supplies are running out.

The Maze RunnerMaze Runner by James Dashner
When Thomas wakes up, he finds himself in the Glade with no memory of anything but his name. He quickly discovers he is not alone and none of the other Gladers know why they are there either. They just know they must be inside the walls before dark or face certain death.

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