Journey


Lord of the rings by JRR Tolkein

John Marsden

The Incredible Journey

The Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt About a family of children, the oldest is about 13. They are going through some hardships in their lives and are on their way to live with their Great Aunt. They stop at a mall on the way where the mother goes in to get supplies. The children wait for her to return, they wait and wait but she doesn't come back. The children decide to walk all the way to the Great Aunts (which is hundreds of miles!). Harrowing! This book made a huge impact on me when I read it. Would suit the Journey theme really well as most of the book is about the walking trip and if they will make it alive.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, (physical as well as spiritual journey).


Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo chronicles two brothers going to war in WWI.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness would be suitable as a journey of knowing and a flight away from the protagonists pursuers (really fast moving and nail biting story)


Homer's Odyssey
Paperchase by Gretchen Brassi, Scholastic 2006 ISBN 1 8694 3755 1
Two girls go from Hamilton on a trip that takes them across the Tasman, over the Nullarbor Plains on the Indian Pacific Railway all the way to Perth - and back. Basically a mystery/ adventure story.


How about 'Crusade in Jeans' by Thea Beckman
Fantastic book donated to our library from a Dutch family in school. From the back cover - An absorbing adventure story of a time-travelling teenager who becomes a hero in the 13th century Children’s crusade.

Journey to the river sea by Eva IbbotsonAbout Maia an orphan sailing up the Amazon to start a new life with relatives she has never met.

The sisterhood of the travelling pants by Anne Brashares. Best friends Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen are preparing to spend their first summer apart since they were born. Before leaving to visit her father, Carmen buys a pair of second-hand jeans on a whim, and when the others discover that the pants fit all of them, they create the sisterhood of the travelling pants. Each girl gets them for a few weeks before sending them on, and thus they travel from Washington, DC, to Greece to California to South Carolina, linking the friends even as they are apart.
The Saskiad by Brian Hall.