Mountain Runaways

Withers, P.
After Jon, Korka, and Aron Gunnarsson’s parents are killed in an avalanche, the three siblings decide to run away to the Canadian Rockies to avoid being torn apart from each other by Children’s Services and placed in foster homes. There, they must try to survive in the wilderness until Jon turns eighteen years old and can be their legal guardian. This adventure survival story realistically illustrates the challenges of surviving in the wild and may appeal to students interested in adventure or survival stories. In a middle-grade classroom, this book is suitable as part of a class library, an independent novel selection, a whole-class read-aloud, a literature circle choice, or a book talk option.
English Language Arts
  • 7-9