What r sum good books to read?

What r sum good books to read? Topic: Fantasy island love island the sisters
June 24, 2019 / By Orrin
Question: i like pretty much anything, but not romance stories very much, they get kinda boring to me..but i dont DESPISE it. im 11 and i need sum good books! i <3 reading!
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Lemuel Lemuel | 6 days ago
This list from website below includes classics, recent fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi, but the list is so long YA cuts the bottom off. To get the full list you will need to visit the site. Gary Paulsen: Hatchet John Gunther: Death Be Not Proud (A memoir about the death of his son) Lois Lowry: The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Messenger Richard Peck: Long Way From Chicago and A Year Down Yonder Kate DiCamillo: Because of Winn Dixie The Tale of Despereaux Robin Gunn: Christy Miller Series - Summer Promise; A Whisper and a Wish; Yours Forever; Surprise Endings; Island Dreamer; A Heart Full of Hope; True Friends; Starry Night; Seventeen Wishes; A Time to Cherish; Sweet Dreams; and A Promise is Forever. Sierra Jensen Series - Only You, Sierra; In Your Dreams; Don't You Wish; Close Your Eyes; Without a Doubt; With This Ring; Open Your Heart; Time Will Tell; Now Picture This; Hold on Tight; Closer Than Ever; and Take My Hand. Katie Weldon Series - Peculiar Treasures Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House in the Big Woods Little House on the Prairie Farmer Boy Johanna Spyri: Heidi Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden Anna Sewell: Black Beauty - This story is told from the horse's point of view. Warning: It's a sad story, but there is a happy ending. Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888; American) Eight Cousins - Rose's father has died leaving her an orphan. She goes to live with her Aunt Plenty and Aunt Rose. She is very lonely until she makes friends with a servant, Phoebe and then seven cousins, all boys, arrive. Life will never be the same. Publication 1875. Little Women - This novel about Jo and her three sisters, Meg, Amy, and Beth, is set during the Civil War. Their father has gone off to fight. It is based upon the author's life and the lives of her three sisters. Publication 1868. Little Men Publication 1871. Jo's Boys Publication 1886. Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 - 1942; Canadian) Anne of Green Gables - Orphaned red head Anne Shirley goes to live with an elderly brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on Prince Edward Island. Anne is a bookish dreamer who needs to be loved. Publication 1908. Sequels include: Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, and Anne of Ingleside. Fred Gipson (1908 - 1973; American) Old Yeller - The old stray dog certainly is ugly and a thieving rascal, but out here on the Texas frontier a dog is a good companion, especially with Dad away on a cattle drive. Publication 1956. Jack London (1876 - 1916; American) The Call of the Wild - A domesticated dog, Buck, is kidnapped and sold to gold hunters. To survive he has to learn to listen to the call of the wild and learn the ways of his wolf ancestors. Eventually, he falls into the ownership of John Thornton, whose life Buck saves twice. Publication 1903. White Fang - A half wolf - half dog is nearly destroyed by the vicious cruelty of men. Publication 1906. The Sea Wolf Publication 1904. Esther Forbes (1891 - 1968; American) Johnny Tremain - Johnny is an apprentice to a silversmith in Boston (not Paul Revere) in the days just prior to the American Revolution. An accident ends his apprenticeship. In the days following his accident he meets Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and many other men of history. Publication 1944. Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745; Anglo-Irish) Gulliver's Travels - Lemuel Gulliver travels to a series of very unusual and heretofore unknown lands. In one place he is a giant compared to the Lilliputians. In another, he is the size of a mouse compared to the people he finds. He also finds a floating island and a place where intelligent horses are served by humanoids. Publication 1726. This was made into a movie starring Ted Danson. Daniel Defoe (1660 - 1731; English) Robinson Crusoe - Crusoe finds himself stranded on an uncharted island off the coast of South America for nearly 30 years. He must find food, shelter, and clothing. He survives because of his faith in God. Many years after landing on the island, he saves a man named, Friday, who is about to be eaten by cannibals and Friday becomes Crusoe's faithful servant. Publication 1719. Johann Wyss (1743 - 1848; Swiss) Swiss Family Robinson - Fritz, Ernest, Jack, Franz, Mother, and Father survive a shipwreck and find themselves stranded on a deserted island near New Guinea. Being a religious family they offer thanks to God for all that he has provided. They salvage all that they can from the ship. They build a tree house for protection from wild animals, find food, make candles from berries, bread from roots, and a canoe from a tree. They face snakes, wolves, bears, and a lion, but are doing quite well until they discover a way to leave the island. Who will go? Who will stay? This was made into a movie a very long time ago. Publication 1812. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894; Scot) Treasure Island - Young Jim Hawkins, an innkeeper's son, finds a treasure map among the belongings of a dead seaman. Pirates seek that very map and Jim finds himself in quite a predicament. On board ship, Jim overhears Long John Silver's plans for mutiny. This has also been made into a movie. Publication 1883. Kidnapped - Young David Balfour went to visit his uncle after his father's death. Uncle Ebenezer wants to steal the boy's inheritance and won't stop at murder. David is soon kidnapped and on board a ship facing a life of slavery. The story is set in 18th century Europe. Publication 1886. Jules Verne (1828 - 1905; French) Around the World in Eighty Days - Phineas Fogg tries to make his way around the globe in 80 days in order to win a bet of 20,000 pounds. He is accompanied on his journey by a servant and they implore all sorts of modes of travel (elephant, sled, balloon, etc.). Publication 1873. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Professor Aronnax leads an expedition attempting to destroy a giant sea monster. Their efforts with harpoons are futile and the men find themselves in the water. Later, they are captured by the enigmatic Captain Nemo on his underwater vessel, the Nautilus. Publication 1870. The movie starred a rather young Kirk Douglas. Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936; English) The Jungle Book - A boy is lost in the jungle of India and adopted by a family of wolves. Publication 1894. Just So Stories - Publication 1902. Captains Courageous - Harvey Cheyne is a spoiled rich teenager who considers himself above the manual labor aboard the ship. Then he falls overboard and his rescued by a fisherman who insists he earn his keep. Publication 1897. Scott O'Dell (1898 - 1989; American) The Black Pearl - Ramon and his father seek pearls of the coast of Baja, California. Ramon dreams of finding a valuable black pearl, but he also thinks of the monster of the deep, Manta Diablo. When he does find a black pearl he is warned that to keep it risks the wrath of the monster. Publication 1967. Island of the Blue Dolphins - This is the true story of an Indian girl, Karana, who spent 18 years alone on an island off the coast of California. Publication 1960. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896 - 1953; American) The Yearling - This story is set in the backwoods of Florida in the 1860's. A twelve year old boy, Jody Baxter, raises an orphaned fawn, but as the animal grows problems arise and he must set it free. Publication 1939. Roger Lancelyn Green (1918 - 1987; English) The Adventures of Robin Hood by - This is a folktale which began as a ballad during the Middle Ages. Robin and his band of outlaws hide in Sherwood Forest, stealing from the rich who pass by and giving to the poor in the neighborhood. Publication 1956. King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table - This is the tale of King Arthur, his Queen Guinevere, Merlin, the magician, Lancelot, and the other knights of the Round Table. It is all about chivalry, bravery, honor, and loyalty. Publication 1950's. Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; American) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - This story is set in Hannibal, Missouri, the boyhood home of Mark Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Clemens). You will hear about how Tom got lost in a cave. There are many in the area because of all the limestone. You will also learn how Tom managed to get out of painting the fence Aunt Polly told him to paint. Samuel Clemens said that the events in this book were true, though Tom was actually based upon the combination of traits and adventures of three different boys, Sam, John Briggs, and Will Bowen. Publication 1876. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - This book has been banned by some schools and libraries. It contains a word that we no longer use, but during the time Twain was writing the word was common. Rather than rewriting history, we should learn from it. Huck lives with Widow Douglas and Widow Watson, but can not tolerate their attempts to "sivilize" him. Jim, a slave, runs away with Huckleberry who has reasons of his own to flee. Together they have quite the adventure as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft. They experience mistaken identity, practical jokes, narrow escapes, violence, and superstition. The character Huckleberry was based upon a childhood friend, Tom Blankenship. Publication 1885. The Prince and the Pauper - Two boys of very unequal status trade places. Publication 1881. Alexander Dumas (1802 - 1870; French) The Count of Monte Cristo - Count Edmond Dantes has been imprisoned for life. After 14 years in jail, he escapes, finds a hidden treasure, and becomes very wealthy. He then seeks revenge against his old enemies. Lots of drama, intrigue, and suspense in the days
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