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Sea Kayaking Tall Tale and Children's Books

Tall tales and sea kayaking adventures sure to please young and old alike!

Teelo's Adventures: A Cat in a Kayak

Teelo's Adventures: A Cat in a Kayak

K-Gr 2. When Victor adopts Teelo, a soon-to-be-homeless cat, and takes him to his peaceful little cabin on Cloud Island, Teelo is thoroughly pleased with his idyllic new life.

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Fire Storm

Fire Storm

Gr 1-3. An intriguing tale of survival that is based on a true story.

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Frozen Stiff

Frozen Stiff

Gr 4-7. In this compelling adventure story with a highly realized Alaskan setting, two cousins set out on a kayak trip, expecting to return before their mothers even realize they are gone.

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Aleutian Adventure

Aleutian Adventure

Gr 4-7. Get ready for high adventure as you join a four-man sea-kayaking expedition through treacherous seas, subfreezing weather, and dense fog to explore five remote islands in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

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Ituku's Christmas Journey

Ituku's Christmas Journey

K-Gr 2. An Arctic boy, Ituku leaves his northern home to search for a newborn king. Accompanied by his faithful dog, Ituku paddles his canoe across many miles of water, seeking the child.

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Adventure Sports: Kayaking

Adventure Sports: Kayaking

Gr 4-7. Tracing the use of kayaks back thousands of years, the authors touch on the history of the boats before moving on to contemporary usage for sports and recreation.

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Red Midnight

Red Midnight

Gr 5-9. When soldiers burn his Guatemalan village and kill his family, 12-year-old Santiago escapes with his 4-year-old sister, Angelina. Following the instructions of his dying uncle, he makes his way to Lake Izabal, where he takes his uncle's small sailing canoe and begins a terrifying journey north and across the Gulf of Mexico to Florida.

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Wild Man Island

Wild Man Island

Gr 5-9. Set in contemporary Alaska, this adventure yarn follows 14-year-old Andy as he nears the safe conclusion of a guided sea kayaking trip with the nagging thought that he ought to visit the nearby site of his father's accidental death nine years earlier.

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Jungle Islands: My South Sea Adventure

Jungle Islands: My South Sea Adventure

Gr 4-9. Encounters with sharks, giant centipedes, crocodiles, falling coconuts, and native peoples are detailed in this fascinating travelogue by Coffey and Goering, who kayaked through the Solomon Islands.

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