Kids' Books

Survival Stories for Young Readers

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hatchet, My Side of the Mountain, Julie of the Wolves, Call of the Wild—so many of us have been inspired by these books in our youth, setting out into the wilderness seeking our own adventures. Having recently read My Side of the Mountain, my nine year old has been working on his shelter and fire building skills, with big plans to head out in the spring on his own.  He assures me he will return within the year!

We talked to Terry Lynn Johnson, author of some fantastic survival stories for young readers and a survival expert in her own right, for her take on what's so appealing about survival stories. 

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