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My request:
A 5th grade teacher wants a novel unit with a setting in a different 
land form than we find in Texas.



Dragon of Lonely Island  (an island)
Walk Two Moons (SW)
Esperanza Rising (Mexico and California)
Hatchet (Canadian wilderness)
This Place Has No Atmosphere (the moon)
The Brian books- north country- Canada (Starts
with Hatchet) 
Tuckett ( starts with Mr. Tuckett) series by Gary
Paulsen. The Tuckett books go in a bit of the plains setting, but then
varies to mountains and other areas in the west.

Nory Ryan's Song and Maggie's Door by Giff.  set in Ireland

Sarah Plain and Tall (it is stretching it)
Abel's Island (island)
Title:  Daughter of the mountains /
Author:  Rankin, Louise.
               (Momo undertakes a dangerous journey from the mountians
of Tibet to the city of Calcutta, in search of her stolen dog, Pempa.)

Title:  Banner in the sky.
Edition:  [1st ed.]
Author:  Ullman, James Ramsey,
           (Fifteen years ago Rudi Matt's father died trying to climb
the Citadel, the last unconquered summit in the Alps, now at 16 Rudi
wants to place his banner on the top to prove it can be done.)

Title:  Island of the blue dolphins /
Author:  O'Dell, Scott,
              (Kanara is content being one of the tribe living on the
island shaped like a big fish until the day the islanders decide to sail
away and she is left behind.-Island)

Title:  Tracker /
Author:  Paulsen, Gary
           (Only thirteen, John must track a deer in the Minnesota woods
for his family's winter meat, and in doing so finds himself drawn to the
doe who leads him and hating his role as hunter.)

Call it Courage/ Sperry
Island of the Blue Dolphin/ O'Dell
Volcano Disaster/ Kehret

The 21 Balloons by Du Bois

A Single Shard by Park (Korea) (mountains and sea side)

Ice Drift by Theodore Taylor
Set on an Ice Drift off the northeast coast of Canada
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko            Set on
Alcatraz Island
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall                                Set in
the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts

Lost Man's River by DeFelice
Julie of the Wolves by George
Tree Castle Island by George

Horns and Wrinkles by Joseph Helgerson, a funny adventure/fantasy that
takes place on the Mississippi River.

Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan, which takes place in Africa and
England during the Influenza Epidemic.

Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernan, about the Antarctic

Fish by L.S. Matthews, a survival adventure about modern day
missionaries in Africa who must flee to escape war.

The Andrew books are great fiction stories that deal with everyday
science.  I think the author is Greenberg.

Journey to the River Sea, Ibbotson
Call of the Wild, London


Mary Croix Ludwick, Librarian
Thomas Haley Elementary K-5
Irving ISD, Texas (near Dallas)

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