Adventure books for boys (part 2) (40)

A Listmania! list by M. Heiss (USA)
The list author says: "It is hard to find literature for boys that is uplifting and models good behavior, without bad language or potty humor. I read out loud to my family of boys, and these are some of what I have found. (I have another adventure books for boys list -- part 1). This is a running list."
My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)
1.  My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics) by Jean Craighead George
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The Mutiny on the Bounty
2.  The Mutiny on the Bounty by Patrick O'Brien
The list author says:
  "abridged and illustrated.  Superb."
$13.70   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Bound for the North Star: True Stories of Fugitive Slaves
3.  Bound for the North Star: True Stories of Fugitive Slaves by Dennis B. Fradin
The list author says:
  "Fugitive slave/underground railroad personal stories.  12 dramatic escapes. For older kids (high school) violence and despair.  Some photographs and illustrations."
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Brooklyn Bridge
4.  Brooklyn Bridge by Karen Hesse
The list author says:
  "for teens.  Coming of age and learning to appreciate your family."
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From the Jaws of Death: Extreme True Adventures of Man vs. Nature
5.  From the Jaws of Death: Extreme True Adventures of Man vs. Nature by Brogan Steele
The list author says:
  "Teens will enjoy these.  Most of them are very well-written, so that even kids who don't liketo read literature will still be taking in good paragraphs and vocabulary.

Brave deeds, courage, and selfless heroism.  Most of these adventurers are men; three or four women have stories in this book, as well."
$14.16   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Count of Monte Cristo (Young Reading Series Three)
6.  The Count of Monte Cristo (Young Reading Series Three) by Rob Lloyd Jones
The list author says:
  "4th grade reading level -- I read it out loud to them once to hel pwith the French names.  Great abridgement and really good illustrations.  13 chapters."
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Henry Reed Inc
7.  Henry Reed Inc by Robertson
The list author says:
  "adventures, and very funny."
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Robin Hood. (German Edition)
8.  Robin Hood. (German Edition) by Neil Philip
The list author says:
  "My sons go crazy over this book -- there is so much information in the text and the picture captions.

Just the right size.  Absolutely terrific."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Mysterious Tadpole
9.  The Mysterious Tadpole by Steven Kellogg
The list author says:
  "very funny book about problem solving"
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Pyramid
10.  Pyramid by David MacAulay
The list author says:
  "See and learn how the pyramids were made.  Macaulay is excellent."
$9.61   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Door in the Wall
11.  The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
The list author says:
  "Still one of the best books for bringing out courage and self-discipline in boys.  Try to find a hardcover copy -- they will love it!"
$5.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)

God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah (Living History Library)
12.  God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah (Living History Library) by Joanne S. Williamson
The list author says:
  "Coming-of-age, coming-to-kingship, and a cast of African, Egyptian, Israeli, and Assyrian characters.  Historical novel set in the time of Sennacherib's seige of Jerusalem. 

This book has a black Nubian king-Pharoah for a lead character -- plus, he's the child of a slave girl.  It's great.  My kids are pretty sheltered, but I have no qualms about reading this to them."
$12.99   Used & New from: $3.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Christmas Rat (Aladdin Fantasy)
13.  The Christmas Rat (Aladdin Fantasy) by Avi
The list author says:
  "SCARY.  Open-ended and well-written."
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Stone Fox
14.  Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
The list author says:
  "Very short book; action packed.  Sketch illustrations.  A child dares the impossible and succeeds -- at such a cost.  Bittersweet ending."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (475 customer reviews)

Flight
15.  Flight by Robert Burleigh
The list author says:
  "Charles Lindbergh's 1927 Atlantic crossing.  Excellent."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Trapped by the Ice!: Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure
16.  Trapped by the Ice!: Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure by Michael McCurdy
The list author says:
  "Great biography/adventure story -- well illustrated.  Gripping and dramatic story -- boys love it.  And it really happened."
$9.99   Used & New from: $1.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909
17.  The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909 by Martin Provensen
The list author says:
  "a biography AND an adventure story, with a nice sense of humor.  This one is a keeper."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Abel's Island (A Newbery Honor Book)
18.  Abel's Island (A Newbery Honor Book) by William Steig
The list author says:
  "An upper-class newlywed mouse attempts an act of gallantry for his wife and is swept away by floodwaters, then stranded on a mid-stream island for a year.  This book covers his attempts to escape, and also his creative ways of surviving.  A good adventure, and also good for instilling that calm and steady courage in the face of utter disaster."
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Cyclops
19.  Cyclops by Leonard Everett Fisher
The list author says:
  "Whoa.  This is the cyclops story from Odysseus, in all its gory... I mean, glory.  Awesome illustrations.  This book depicts the man-eating monster gobbling down the crew members, and also the sharpened log they thrust into his eye.  Boys go wild for this."
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The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
20.  The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney
The list author says:
  "Betty Birney wrote our beloved "Humphrey" books.  This book is entirely unrelated to hamsters, but it is still fun and rich and boyish.  Quick to read, too."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Hallelujah Flight
21.  The Hallelujah Flight by Phil Bildner
The list author says:
  "James Banning's cross-country flight.  Jubilation!"
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Black Whiteness : Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic
22.  Black Whiteness : Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic by Robert Burleigh
The list author says:
  "Admiral Byrd's difficult winter, alone underground in Antarctica.  Very emotional and moving."
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
23.  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Michael Morpurgo
The list author says:
  "WOW!  This is the ancient story, retold in plain language and ready to enchant your little lords and ladies.  Gritty battles -- beheadings -- hunting scenes -- seductions.  This is action packed and beautifully illustrated."
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Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest
24.  Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest by Robert Burleigh
The list author says:
  "A biography that is also an adventure -- Tenzing Norgay and the scaling of Mount Everest.  Captivating book about an admiarable hero."
$15.29   Used & New from: $11.10
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Swiss Family Robinson (Classic Fiction)
25.  The Swiss Family Robinson (Classic Fiction) by Martin Powell
The list author says:
  "Campy and funny.  VERY short."
$25.32   Used & New from: $1.74
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History
26.  The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History by Jane Yolen
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Keep On!: The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole
27.  Keep On!: The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole by Deborah Hopkinson
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Basil of Baker Street (Basil of Baker Street ): Basil of Baker Street
28.  Basil of Baker Street (Basil of Baker Street ): Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus
The list author says:
  "A mouse Sherlock Holmes.  Very, very good."
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Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
29.  Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by Deborah Howe
The list author says:
  "irresistible"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Newbery Honor Book)
30.  An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Newbery Honor Book) by Jim Murphy
The list author says:
  "for older boys -- describes the physical symptoms of yellow fever.  Yuck."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Theseus and the Minotaur
31.  Theseus and the Minotaur by Leonard Everett Fisher
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Greek Myths
32.  Greek Myths by Marcia Williams
The list author says:
  "Lots of heroic activity."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

The Phantom Tollbooth
33.  The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,180 customer reviews)

Captains Courageous (Great Illustrated Classics)
34.  Captains Courageous (Great Illustrated Classics) by Rudyard Kipling
The list author says:
  "This is the abridged version -- great for 3rd/4th graders"
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Bold Journey: West with Lewis and Clark
35.  Bold Journey: West with Lewis and Clark by Charles H. Bohner
The list author says:
  "Profoundly good Lewis and Clark novel, told from the perspective of Pvt. Hugh McNeal.  This one is a keeper."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Johnny Tremain
36.  Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
The list author says:
  "Still a classic.  Uses the word "damn" quite a bit."
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Amos Fortune, Free Man (Newbery Library, Puffin)
37.  Amos Fortune, Free Man (Newbery Library, Puffin) by Elizabeth Yates
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Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book
38.  Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger
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Rabbit Hill (Puffin Modern Classics)
39.  Rabbit Hill (Puffin Modern Classics) by Robert Lawson
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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