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Adventure books like My side of the mountain and Brendan chase

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TheDeathAndGories Wed 31-Oct-12 13:52:43

Read all the usual like swallows and amazons and the Iain and Sovra books

Where do I direct him
From here?

MoonlightandWerewolves Wed 31-Oct-12 23:12:26

Well, if he liked My Side of the Mountain then maybe:

Year of the Black Pony (Walt Morey)
Children on the Oregon Trail (A.Rutgers Van der Loeff)
Any of the Meindert de Jong books
Prairie School (Lois Lenski)
White Fang (Jack London)
Maybe, although more fantasy adventure, than adventure:
Any of the Alan Garner books - Moon of Gomrath, The Owl Service etc., (although these can be quite scary)
The Dark is Rising series from Susan Cooper

TheDeathAndGories Wed 31-Oct-12 23:22:53

Oh thanks loads of ideas

I have white fang somewhere so will start him on that and will have a look at some of the others (might have to read them first blush grin )

MoonlightandWerewolves Wed 31-Oct-12 23:45:21

Would recommend starting with Prairie School then not that I still re-read any of them now, oh no

TheDeathAndGories Wed 31-Oct-12 23:48:49

I live the escapism

I would love to live in a tree and live off the land grin
Or a shieling will do.
Just a hut like in the Picts and the martyrs or Peter sucks cave...

TheDeathAndGories Wed 31-Oct-12 23:49:59


vesela Thu 01-Nov-12 11:49:47

Books by Gary Paulsen - probably for 10+.

vesela Thu 01-Nov-12 11:58:57

or a bit younger

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