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By Eric Wilson. 1981
By Jack Hodgins. 2003
Sonny Aalto takes us along on a journey through Ottawa, Australia, and Vancouver Island, meeting a wide range of vibrant… characters along the way. These include Big Tom Reimer, one of the neighbours in Portuguese Creek on Vancouver Island who strikes out with his cane when angered, Colin Macken, a dropout who becomes a model family dad, and Lachlan, a Sydney street kid. 2003.
By Will Hobbs. 1991
Fifteen-year-old Jessie is one of eight troubled teens participating in a nine-week outdoor survival education program dubbed by the kids… as "Hoods in the Woods." The purpose of the program is to put the kids in life-threatening situations so that they must work together to resolve them. The real challenges start when the group, led by charismatic Troy Larsen, decides to ditch the counselor and run the white water of the Grand Canyon. Junior High. 1991.
By Clive Cussler. 1990
Dirk Pitt, whose most recent adventure was "Treasure", is back, this time battling a Japanese crime cartel. Pitt is searching… the ocean bottom for a lost atomic bomb - a relic of World War II. Meanwhile, topside, the cartel, from its secret "Dragon Center," is smuggling atomic bombs into the United States. Can Pitt save the world from atomic destruction? Bestseller. Followed by "Sahara". 1990. (Dirk Pitt novel ; 10)
By Tim Byrd. 2009
High-tech gadgets, intense martial arts, and survival training - just a normal day of school for Brian and Wren. When… your dad is the world-famous adventurer Doc Wilde, you can never be too prepared for danger and adventure. So when Grandpa Wilde disappears into the South American jungle, the Wilde family is hot on his trail and ready for anything. But with an army of mutant frogs standing in the way, will they be able to find Grandpa before something more sinister finds them first? Grades 4-7. 2009.
By Robert Muchamore. 2006
When a team of CHERUB agents uncover a link between eco-terrorist group Help Earth and a wealthy religious cult known… as The Survivors, James Adams is sent to Australia on an infiltration mission. It's his toughest job so far. The Survivors' outback headquarters are completely isolated. It's a thousand kilometres to the nearest town and the cult's brainwashing techniques mean James is under massive pressure to conform. This time he's not just fighting terrorists. He's got to battle to keep control of his own mind. Sequel to "The killing" , followed by "Man vs beast" . Grades 5-8. 2006. (CHERUB ; 5)
By Gary Paulsen. 1985
After listening to stories from Oogruk about the traditional way of life, Russell takes Oogruk's dogsled on a 1400 mile… journey across the tundra and mountains. Junior and senior high. 1986 Newbery Honor book. 1985.
By Greg Bear. 1998
1947. Fifteen-year-old Peter is accompanying his father to Venezuela to return the last of the captive dinosaurs to their natural… habitat. Members of a dinosaur circus join them on their arduous journey through jungles and across rivers. When they arrive, they are stranded with the beasts. Senior High. 1998.
By Janet Stevenson. 1985
Amanda Bright, the young wife of the captain, sets out on a journey with her husband in 1851. When the… first mate, and then her husband, become ill, Amanda must command a sullen crew across the vast north Pacific. 1985.
By Patrick O'Brian. 1978
Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon, Stephen Maturin, sail the… Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy - and a treacherous disease which decimates the crew. Sequel to "Mauritius command" . Followed by "The fortune of war" .1998. (Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novels ; 5)
By Les Standiford. 2001
Black Mountain looms on the horizon east of Yellowstone. When New York's governor goes there on vacation, policeman Richard Corrigan… is an unofficial part of the security team. The first "accident" occurs when the seaplane explodes after dropping them at the campsite. The second is clearly murder. 2001.
By Herman Melville. 1981
A naive, innocent sailor, Billy Budd, is cruelly antagonized and unjustly accused by his evil master-at-arms. Speechless with rage over… the accusation, Billy strikes and kills his petty officer, forcing their captain to order his execution. 1981.
By Peter Matthiessen. 1992
By Roland Smith. 2005
After their parents' disappearance, thirteen-year-old twins Grace and Marty are taken in by their mysterious uncle, Travis Wolfe, who specializes… in cryptids, legendary creatures like Bigfoot. An adventure ensues in the Congo jungle, where Wolfe's archenemy seeks a dinosaur egg and where family secrets are revealed. Grades 5-8. 2005.
By Marilyn Halvorson. 1994
When Shane's dad is a day late from delivering some bulls to a ranch in Montana, Shane is a little… worried. When two days have gone by and his dad is still not back, Shane decided he can't just wait around. He's going to Montana to find him. But that's not so easy when you're fifteen and you don't have a driver's licence or much money. Sequel to "Cowboys don't cry". Junior and Senior High. 1994.
By Bernard Cornwell. 1990
Nick Breakspear may look like the perfect Hamlet, but he wanted nothing to do with the theatrical world inhabited by… his father, Britain's greatest living actor. So he joined the Royal Marines and is now sailing the blue waters of the Bahamas. But dreams of paradise are shattered when he becomes swept into a small but deadly corner of a war against the drug-runners that infest the area. Caught up in a world that denies every truth he believes in, the only defence is to draw on the despised skills of his father's world and fight with reckless courage. 1990.
By Thomas Perry. 1996
Jane Whitefield plies her uncommon specialty of helping people in trouble to disappear and start new lives. She saves the… life of an eight-year-old boy from murderers set on plundering his trust account. Her second client is a savings-and-loan scam artist being pursued by security agents for an ill-gotten $50 million. 1996.
By Paul Biegel, Eva Jarnerud. 1982
Chac, a hunter in the Amazon jungle, often wore a crocodile skin to help him with his hunting. He is… the hero of three stories adapted from South American folk tales. Grades 3-6. 1982. Uniform title: Jiri.
By Wilbur A Smith. 1976
Two adventurers make a lucrative arms-deal with an Ethiopian prince during the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1936. Part of… the deal includes taking a fiery female journalist along who supports the Ethiopian cause. All three are swept into a daring and violent adventure. 1976.
By Alexander Kent. 1996
Set in 1813, the Royal Navy admiral Sir Richard Bolito returns to Halifax to pursue the sea war with the… young United States. Although he personally desires peace, the admiral is caught up in a war that neither Britain nor the United States can afford to lose. Sequel to "For my country's freedom", followed by "Sword of honour" .1996. (Richard Bolitho novels ; 24)