Wilderness Survival

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Article in Juvenile Fiction, Setting, and Adventure categories.

A collection of real-life tales of survival.
Marooned on a South Pacific island, Selkirk survived alone for over four years.
A visual narrative of Shackleton's voyage to Antarctica.
A dramatic, non-fiction account of the doomed California settlers.
A nonfiction account of four families who sought an ill-advised "shortcut" to the California gold fields.
September and her brother disobey their father and take their boat out on the Alaska bay where they are caught in a terrifying storm called a williwaw.
Mark's survival skills are put to the test when he sneaks away from a class camping trip in the woods.
A Polish American girl boards an orphan train in Chicago, fearing she is traveling into a life of slavery.
Two brothers run away from their cruel aunt who hires a detective to find them, but they find shelter with Venice's "Thief Lord".
After building his own canoe, Jack Hawkins goes to try it out in his beloved swamp where an accident tests his survival skills.
When a terrible blight attacks Ireland's potato crop in 1845, Nory Ryan's courage and ingenuity help her family survive.
The story of a young Nebraska girl who discovers the courage to save others during the life-threatening Children's Blizzard of 1888.
After moving to the Northwest, newlywed Jane Peck discovers the Washington Territory is vastly different from her home back east.
Orphan Nicholas Dray helps his neighbors survive the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires.
Abandoned by his mother in Acadia National Park, Jack tries to make his way back to Boston before anyone figures out what happened, with only a small toy elephant for company.
A tsunami hits while Kyle is babysitting his sister during a family vacation.
Moon must leave his forest home and enter the real world for the first time after his father dies.
A shipwreck strands six kids in the middle of the ocean with no supplies and almost no hope for survival.
John Spencer attempts to save himself and his father after being shipwrecked off the coast of England.
After begin marooned on an island near New Zealand, cabin boy Jack becomes allies with a group of dogs who protect local sheep.
After being swept off his family's yacht, Michael washes up on a desert island where he struggles to survive.
Adaline runs away from home and comes close to death in the wilderness with only a mongrel dog for company.
After being separated from his family during the Sudanese civil war in 1985, Salva must walk with other tribe members in search of safe haven.
Jake and Rose try to survive and understand the 1912 strike of mill workers in Massachusetts.
Twins Bickford and Rebecca sail with their siblings to complete the dangerous quest started by their missing parents.
Ryan discovers his heroic side when a kayak trip with his brother goes horribly awry.
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May struggles for survival when she is abandon and left to fend for herself in an isolated, snow-covered sod house.
A boy and his dog become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.
To avoid the orphanage after surviving a shipwreck Sophie hides from authorities in France and is accepted into a network of rooftop-dwelling urchins.
Eleven Boy Scouts and heir leaders find their survival skills put to the test when a massive earthquake and tsunami strike their campsite in Hawaii in 1975.
Derek and his cousin Cody take a kayak trip in Alaska and find themselves battling the elements in the untamed wilderness.
In 1803, two young brothers are left to finish their log cabin and guard their land while their father travels back to fetch their mother and siblings.
In 1878, Annabel and her parents begin a year of adventure floating downriver in two shacks along with a group of Michigan lumbermen moving logs.