Adventure Books for Young Adults

Where protagonists have a mission or go on epic journeys and have to overcome many obstacles before they reach their destination. Often fraught with danger and accompanied by plenty of physical action.
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Jock of the Bushveld By Percy FitzPatrick Set in South Africa in the tough days of the 1880s Transvaal gold rush when the ox-wagon supply trains went back and forth to supply the gold mines and a man needed a dog to hunt for meat to eat.

Jock Of The Bushveld. This Day in History: Jul "Jock of the Bushveld" author, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, is born

Hatchet By Gary Paulson While flying over the Canadian wilderness to visit his father, the pilot of the single-engine aircraft carrying thirteen-year-old Brian has a heart attack and dies, leaving Brian to crash land the plane into a lake.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four 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 parents' divorce.

Treasure Island.  by Robert Louis Stevenson Young Jim Hawkins finds himself the owner of a map to Treasure Island, where the fabled pirate booty is buried. Honest Captain Smollett, heroic Dr. Livesey, and the good-hearted Squire Trelawney help Jim on his quest for the treasure...

Little Blue School: Treasure Island Homeschool Seminar: Literary Lesson Plans and Nautical Worksheets

Tulku. By Peter Dickinson Thirteen-year-old Theodore lives in a remote mission in nineteenth century China. One dreadful night they are attacked by the rebels of the Chinese Boxer uprising, his father is killed and Theodore flees...

By Peter Dickinson Thirteen-year-old Theodore lives in a remote mission in nineteenth century China. One dreadful night they are attacked by the rebels of the Chinese Boxer uprising, his father is killed and Theodore flees.

The Black Stallion. By Walter Farley The sole survivors of a devastating shipwreck, Alec Ramsay and the Black Stallion must learn to rely on each other to survive...

The Black Stallion. By Walter Farley The sole survivors of a devastating shipwreck, Alec Ramsay and the Black Stallion must learn to rely on each other to survive.

Into The Wild. By Jon Krakauer In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley...

BIOGRAPHY In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless.

Kim. By Rudyard Kipling Set in the late 19th century during the struggle for control of India, Kimball O’Hara, the orphaned son of an Irish soldier, is living on the streets of Lahore. Smartassed, clever, courageous and not above exploiting other people’s religions to escape trouble...

January Kim by Rudyard Kipling Loved the two metaphors of rivers and wheels. What a dynamic character is Kim! Tough read at times; Kipling's language and all the local references require some concentration or willingness to skim lightly at times.

Jock of the Bushveld By Percy FitzPatrick

Jock of the Bushveld by Percy Fitzpatrick - set in the rough Bushveld of South Africa's gold mining era. Jock is the faithful dog and companion of a transport rider. Jock, the runt of the litter, turns out to be a faithful companion to the end.

Young adult adventure books

Young adult adventure books

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