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Surviving the Wild

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Can You Survive the Wilderness?: An Interactive Survival Adventure
by Matt Doeden Details
Describes the fight for survival while exploring wilderness regions.
Hatchet
by Gary Paulsen Details
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
Series -
Brian's saga
Kensuke's Kingdom
by Michael Morpurgo Details
When Michael is swept off his family's yacht, he washes up on a desert island, where he struggles to survive--until he finds he is not alone.
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George Details
A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.
Night of the Howling Dogs
by Graham Salisbury Details
In 1975, eleven Boy Scouts, their leaders, and some new friends camping at Halape, Hawaii, find their survival skills put to the test when a massive earthquake strikes, followed by a tsunami.
Peak
by Roland Smith Details
A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
Summer of the Wolves
by Polly Carlson-Voiles Details
In the wilderness lake country of northern Minnesota, an orphaned twelve-year-old girl and a wolf pup share a rare bond.
Survivor Kid: A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival
by Denise Long Details
Presents a guide to wilderness survival in both common and unusual situations, including how to build a shelter, find water and food, deal with dangerous animals, and navigate in the wild.
The Ultimate Survival Guide
by Mike Flynn Details
Presents a guide to the skills that are needed to survive in the wilderness, covering such topics as finding food and water, building a shelter, judging distances, making a fire, and calling for help, with advice on putting together a survival kit beforehand.
True Wilderness Rescue Stories
by Susan Jankowski Details
Read about the 'Thirty Mile Fire,' a rescue in a redwood forest, how text messaging save stranded snowmobilers, a heroic dog on Mount Hood, and a rescue on the Appalachian Trail.
Wild Man Island
by Will Hobbs Details
After fourteen-year-old Andy slips away from his kayaking group to visit the wilderness site of his archaeologist father's death, a storm strands him on Admiralty Island, Alaska, where he manages to survive, encounters unexpected animal and human inhabitants, and looks for traces of the earliest prehistoric immigrants to America.
Updated 10/12/2012
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