5 Adventurous Tales for Leif Ericson Day

  • October 9, 2014

Happy Leif Ericson Day! In honor of the intrepid Norse explorer, here are five books sure to scratch your adventurer’s itch!

5 Adventurous Tales for Leif Ericson Day

  1. The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. An absolutely harrowing account of (barely) surviving the disastrous 1911 Scott expedition to the South Pole.

  2. Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss. Washed up on a deserted island, shipwrecked parents and their four sons must rely on their wits — and luck — to stay alive.

  3. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. This white-knuckle retelling of a real-life climbing disaster on Mt. Everest is an example of narrative nonfiction at its best.

  4. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. Running away from home and living in a hollowed-out tree never sounded cooler than it does in this coming-of-age tale about a 12-year-old boy on his own in the Catskills.

  5. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. You didn’t really think a list of great adventure books would leave this one out, did you?

What are your favorite adventuresome tales? Tell us about them in the comments section below!

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