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Collection Guide: Adventure

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Adventure books with movie adaptations

Novels in eBook Format

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Further reading

The Adventure Fiction Collection

Adventure stories are dominated by action and often involve danger, risk and excitement. What happens in the story is more important than the characters in it. This genre may include stories about war or conflict.

Popular author - John Marsden

John Marsden is an Australian author and school principal. His best-selling series, Tomorrow When the War Began, has now been adapted into both a movie and a TV series.

Movie trailer:

Movie available to watch on ClickView.

Author interview and TV series behind-the-scenes:

John Marsden books can also be found in other genres:

Featured book - Trash by Andy Mulligan

Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump.

Adventure series - The 39 Clues

On the publisher's website you can sign up for The 39 Clues Game.

Author interview with Rick Riordan:

Quest of the Sunfish series

Fans of Fantasy stories will also enjoy this series.

Hatchet series by Gary Paulsen