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Books TitleRECOMMENDED NOVELS WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN

K) WILDERNESS ADVENTURE

ANNIXTER, PAUL
“Swiftwater” (1950)
In the backwoods of Maine, the Calloway family makes their living off the land and guiding hunters -- but they have a dream. They want to preserve a place for migrating geese to find a safe haven.

BB (D. J. Watkins-Pitchford)
“Brendon Chase” (1944)
Three brothers run away from a home they find stifling to the wild woods, like Robin Hood, where they live off the land and elude those searching for them.

CHURCH, RICHARD
“Five Boys in a Cave” (1951) U.S.  “The Cave” (1950) England
A holiday expedition into an cave soon gets very serious when the boys involved are trapped inside and must find another way out through its unexplored depths.

GEORGE, JEAN CRAIGHEAD
“My Side of the Mountain” (1959)
One of many fine books by this author that involve the outdoors. Here a boy runs away from home to his great-grandfather’s wild land in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Told in diary form, he finds various ingenious ways to survive and study the wildlife he loves.

MARRYAT, CAPTAIN (Frederick)
“The Children of the New Forest” (1847)
In 1647 England, war is raging between the Cavaliers and Roundheads. Four children who have lost their parents in the war go into hiding in the woods and learn to survive there on their own, always in danger of discovery.

MARSHALL, JAMES VANCE
“Walkabout” (1959)
A plane crash in the Australian outback leaves only two children as survivors. They are taken in hand by an aborigine boy, who shows them how to survive, and leads them toward civilization...but the children find his ways hard to accept, leading them all toward a tragedy.

MOWAT, FARLEY
“Lost in the Barrens” (1956)
“The Curse of the Viking Grave” (1966)
These two books about three boys, two white, one Eskimo, in the frozen tundra of northern Canada, are full of excitement and written with first-hand knowledge of the land and its people.

PEYTON, K.M.
“North to Adventure” (1961)
Peyton’s first book tells of an expedition to the arctic where young Nick Ross helps his uncle in a fierce battle for survival with the elements and against a gang of treasure-seekers.

PHIPSON, JOAN
“Cross Currents” (1966)
Seventeen-year-old Jim, angry with his family, steals the family sloop and, with his younger cousin, sets off on a wild sea voyage up the coast of Australia, in which both learn a lot about the sea and each other.

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RECOMMENDED NOVELS WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN TOPICS

A) Classic Fantasy

B) Epic Fantasy

C) Animal Fantasy

D) Historical and Time Travel Fantasy

E) Other Fantasy

F) Science Fiction

G) Mystery

H) Historical

I) Classic Adventure

J) Vacation/Holiday Adventure

K) Wilderness Adventure

L) Other Adventure

M) Classic Family and Friends

N) Family and Friends

O) Real Life

P) Humor

Q) Classic Animals

R) Dogs and Cats

S) Horses

T) Other Animals and Nature

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