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EMS Summer Reading

Animal and Adventure

 

Armstrong, Sperry

[ ] Call It Courage, IL 5-9

The story of a youth who overcomes his fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his tribe.

Byars, Betsy

[ ] Trouble River, IL 4-7

When he builds his raft, a twelve-year-old boy never dreams that it will serve as the sole means of escape for him and his grandmother when hostile Indians threaten their prairie cabin.

George, Jean Craighead*

[ ] Julie of the Wolves, IL 4-7

While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.

Hesse, Karen*

[ ] Music of Dolphins, IL 5-9

Raised by a marine family of dolphins, a feral girl, reintroduced into human society, tells this thought-provoking tale.

 

London, Jack

[ ] Call of the Wild, IL 5-9

The story of the sled dog, Buck, who was mistreated by his master and broke free to roam the Alaskan wilderness.

Paterson, Katherine

[ ] Sign of the Chrysanthemum, IL 5-9

An adventure story about a boy's search for his father in the Japan of the Samurai era.

Paulsen, Gary*

[ ] Hatchet, IL 5-9

After a plane crash, 13-year-old Brian spends 54 days in the wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parent's divorce.

[ ] River, IL 7-12

Because of his success surviving alone in the wilderness for fifty-four days, fifteen-year-old Brian, profoundly changed by his time in the wild, is asked to undergo a similar experience to help scientists learn more about the psychology of survival. Sequel to Hatchet.

Animal and Adventure

Historical Fiction

Biography and Autobiography

Classics

Fantasy, Science Fiction and Mystery

Realistic Fiction

 

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