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FICTION: Survival

Lord of the Flies book Lord of the Flies

Golding, William, 1911-1993.

Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, "Lord of the Flies" has established itself as a true classic--now in a beautifully designed hardcover edition worthy of its stature.

Julie of the wolves. Juvenile Book Julie of the wolves.

George, Jean Craighead, 1919-

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.

My side of the mountain Juvenile Book My side of the mountain

George, Jean Craighead, 1919-

Sam 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.

Getting air Juvenile Book Getting air

Gutman, Dan.

After foiling a terrorist hijacking aboard their airplane, fourteen-year-old Jimmy, his younger sister, and two skateboarding friends crash-land the plane and try to survive in a forest wilderness until help arrives.

Kensuke's kingdom Juvenile Book Kensuke's kingdom

Morpurgo, Michael.

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.

Island of the Blue Dolphins Juvenile Book Island of the Blue Dolphins

O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989.

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian woman Karana spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

Nim's island Juvenile Book Nim's island

Orr, Wendy.

Nim loves her island home and the animals she shares it with even while her scientist father is away doing research, but trouble is on the way and a new e-mail friend could be the only one who can help.

Night of the howling dogs Juvenile Book Night of the howling dogs

Salisbury, Graham.

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.

Ice drift Juvenile Book Ice drift

Taylor, Theodore, 1921-2006.

Two Inuit brothers must fend for themselves while stranded on an ice floe that is adrift in the Greenland Strait. Throughout their six-month-long journey down the Greenland Strait, the brothers face bitter cold, starvation, and most frightening of all, vicious polar bears. But they still remain hopeful that one day they'll be rescued.

Hatchet Teen Book Hatchet

Paulsen, Gary.

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.

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