July: Books About Journeys

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Whether you want to sail off into the sunset or just take a stroll around the block, your journey is important and exciting.

Join our literary heroes and heroines on their own journeys, near and far. 


E. M. Forster, Kate Reading
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Bill Bryson
Description: Bryson share his experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail with a childhood friend. The two encounter eccentric characters, a blizzard, getting lost, and rude yuppies along the way.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Torben Kuhlmann, David Henry Wilson
Description: A little mouse who dreams of the moon, travels to the Smithsonian Museum where he learns about the history of mouse aviation and begins preparing for his own journey into outer space.
Call Number: E Kuh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Jules Verne, James Prunier
Description: In 1872 Phileas Fogg wins a bet by traveling around the world in seventy-nine days, twenty-three hours, and fifty-seven minutes.
Call Number: J FIC Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Charles Frazier
Call Number: LP FIC Fra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Julia Gregson
Description: Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naïve bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn't be happier to getaway from her overbearing mother, and is determined to find herself a husband. And Viva, their inexperienced chaperone, is in search of the India of her childhood, ghosts from the past and freedom. Each of them has their own reason for leaving their homeland but the hopes and secrets they carry can do little to prepare them for what lies ahead in India.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Elizabeth Gilbert
Call Number: LP 910.4 Gil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Jack Gantos
Description: After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the founder of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack accompanies his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on a cross-country run as she pursues the oddest of outlaws.
Call Number: J FIC Gan
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Jonathan Swift, Michael Seidel
Description: The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a country ruled by horses.
Call Number: FIC Swi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Brad Meltzer, Chris illustrator Eliopoulos
Description: Presents the life of the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world.
Call Number: JB Ear
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Martin Dugard
Call Number: 920 Dug
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Aaron Becker
Description: Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.
Call Number: E Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Jules Verne, F. A. (Frederick Amadeus) Malleson, Ursula K Heise
Description: The adventure begins when a strange Icelander parchment is uncovered in an old bookstore and reaches a fevered pitch that never lets up as Professor Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and their guide, Hans, journey to the center of the earth. From the moment they reach the extinct volcano of the Mountain of Sneffels and make their treacherous descent, their chances of reaching the surface alive again become very slim, as they encounter boiling seas, serpent-like monsters, prehistoric apes and an eerie otherworld from which no man has ever escaped.
Call Number: FIC Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Bruce Weber
Description: Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. In 2011 at the age of fifty-seven, New York Times obituary writer Bruce Weber made the trip alone and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile. Now, expanding upon the articles and blog posts that quickly became a must-read adventure story, Weber gives us a witty, inspiring, and reflective diary of his journey.
Call Number: LP 917.3 Web
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Yann Martel
Description: After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship in the Pacific, one solitary lifeboat remains, carrying a hyena, a zebra, a female orangutan, a Bengal tiger, and a 16-year-old Indian boy names Pi. His story is a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound listerners in equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will as one character puts it, make you believe in God.
Call Number: LP FIC Mar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Oliver Jeffers
Description: While trying his best to help a penguin that has shown up at his door, a boy journeys all the way to the South Pole, only to realize that the penguin was never lost.
Call Number: E Jef
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Patrick O'Brian, Robert Hardy
Description: First in the series. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin form a friendship in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy is described.
Call Number: FIC OBr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens
Description: On the long train ride from Istanbul to Paris, detective Poirot must find the killer of a much-hated millionaire among thirteen suspects with reasons to kill.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Diana Gabaldon
Description: Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another. In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord, 1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
José Domingo
Description: "A strange green glow is coming from the old house up on the hill, and when Pablo and Jane decide to inquire they make an unexpected discovery. Zapped into the Monster Dimension by the evil cat, Dr. Felinibus, they must now find a way home in the broken Hot Air Time Machine, with a little help from their friend Dr. Jules (a nineteenth century scientist trapped inside the body of a rat)"--Publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Dom
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Anna Lee Waldo
Description: Recreates the life and legend of the Shoshoni Indian as she struggles to survive among hostile tribes, is forced to become the wife of a French trader, and plays a pivotal role in the journeys of Lewis and Clark.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Lin Oliver, Tomie DePaola
Description: "A collection of nineteen original poems featuring toddlers exploring their world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Jen White
Description: Soon after their mother's sudden death in San Diego, Liberty, twelve, and Billie, eight, are abandoned at an Arizona gas station by the father they barely know and Liberty must find a way to keep them together and safe until either Dad returns or they can contact Julie, their mother's best friend.
Call Number: J FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Sheila. 1918-1984 Burnford, Carl Burger
Description: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.
Call Number: J FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien
Description: Presents the epic depicting the Great War of the Ring, a struggle between good and evil in Middle-earth, following the odyssey of Frodo the hobbit and his companions on a quest to destroy the Ring of Power.
Call Number: FIC Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Arthur Conan Doyle
Call Number: FIC Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
J. B Cheaney
Description: Twelve-year-old Ronnie loves organization, especially because her brother has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, but traveling with their grandfather who is investigating wind power in Kansas brings some pleasant, if chaotic, surprises.
Call Number: J FIC Che
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Kazuo Ishiguro
Call Number: FIC Ish
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Katie Cotton, Sarah Jacoby
Description: Animals teach their young how to find home in the forest.
Call Number: E Cot
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Ernest Hemingway
Description: The story of a group of Americans and English on a sojourn from Paris to Paloma, evokes in poignant detail, life among the expatriates on Paris's Left Bank, during the 1920s and conveys in brutally realistic descriptions the power and danger of bullfighting in Spain.
Call Number: LP FIC Hem
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo
Description: Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.
Call Number: J FIC Kad
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Rachel Joyce
Description: Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Andrea Barrett, George Guidall
Description: In 1885 Erasmus Darwin Wells embarks an expedition to the Arctic to search for the explorer, John Franklin. Erasmus' fears of failure seem to be realized when the voyage threatens to turn violent.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Graham Greene
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Stephen E Ambrose
Call Number: 917.8042 Amb
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Sharon Creech, Hope Davis, Harper Audio (Firm)
Description: After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
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A Passage To India [Audiobook]
E. M. Forster, Kate Reading
FIC For
Outlander [E-book]
Diana Gabaldon
A Walk In The Woods : Rediscovering America On The Appalachian Trail [E-book]
Bill Bryson
Pablo & Jane And The Hot Air Contraption
José Domingo
J FIC Dom
Armstrong : The Adventurous Journey Of A Mouse To The Moon
Torben Kuhlmann, David Henry Wilson
E Kuh
Sacajawea
Anna Lee Waldo
FIC Wal
Around The World In Eighty Days
Jules Verne, James Prunier
J FIC Ver
Steppin' Out : Playful Rhymes For Toddler Times
Lin Oliver, Tomie DePaola
E Oli
Cold Mountain [Large Print]
Charles Frazier
LP FIC Fra
Survival Strategies Of The Almost Brave
Jen White
J FIC Whi
East Of The Sun
Julia Gregson
FIC Gre
The Incredible Journey
Sheila. 1918-1984 Burnford, Carl Burger
J FIC Bur
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search For Everything Across Italy, India, And Indonesia [Large Print]
Elizabeth Gilbert
LP 910.4 Gil
The Lord Of The Rings
J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien
FIC Tol
From Norvelt To Nowhere
Jack Gantos
J FIC Gan
The Lost World ; & Other Stories
Arthur Conan Doyle
FIC Doy
Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift, Michael Seidel
FIC Swi
The Middle Of Somewhere
J. B Cheaney
J FIC Che
I Am Amelia Earhart
Brad Meltzer, Chris illustrator Eliopoulos
JB Ear
The Remains Of The Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
FIC Ish
Into Africa : The Epic Adventures Of Stanley And Livingstone
Martin Dugard
920 Dug
The Road Home
Katie Cotton, Sarah Jacoby
E Cot
Journey
Aaron Becker
E Bec
The Sun Also Rises [Large Print]
Ernest Hemingway
LP FIC Hem
Journey To The Center Of The Earth
Jules Verne, F. A. (Frederick Amadeus) Malleson, Ursula K Heise
FIC Ver
The Thing About Luck
Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo
J FIC Kad
Life Is A Wheel : Love, Death, Etc. And A Bike Ride Across America [Large Print]
Bruce Weber
LP 917.3 Web
The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry: A Novel [E-book]
Rachel Joyce
Life Of Pi [Large Print]
Yann Martel
LP FIC Mar
The Voyage Of The Narwhal [Audiobook]
Andrea Barrett, George Guidall
FIC Bar
Lost And Found
Oliver Jeffers
E Jef
Travels With My Aunt.
Graham Greene
FIC Gre
Master And Commander [Audiobook]
Patrick O'Brian, Robert Hardy
FIC OBr
Undaunted Courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening Of The American West
Stephen E Ambrose
917.8042 Amb
Murder On The Orient Express : A Hercule Poirot Mystery [Audiobook]
Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens
FIC Chr
Walk Two Moons [eAudiobook]
Sharon Creech, Hope Davis, Harper Audio (Firm)