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Gary Paulsen
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World of Adventure Series : Titles in Order

Book 18
When Andy Hawkes’s parents are tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver, Andy is sent to live with his mysterious grandfather. Andy has only met Grandfather Hawkes once, at his parents’ funeral. The old man seemed frail and sickly, and a little bit weird. But Andy soon finds out his grandfather isn’t what he seems–he’s an inventor, for one thing. Andy also discovers that his parents’ deaths may not have been an accident. When Grandfather Hawkes’s life is threatened, Andy decides he’s not going to lose another person he loves. So Andy puts to use one of his grandfather’s inventions and becomes…The Hawk!
Book 17
“A few hundred yards ahead there is a long wooden bridge that the donkeys will be afraid to cross. But do not worry. After you cross the bridge, the ruins will not be far away.”
 
Cousins Kate, Sam, and Shala quickly see why the donkeys are so afraid to cross the bridge— it’s old and rickety and spans a deep rocky canyon. But they have to get across it. They have to find Katie and Sam’s dad, an anthropologist who’s studying the ancient cliff dwellers at El Debajo. Dr. Crockett was supposed to meet the cousins at the airport in San Marcos, New Mexico, but he never showed up. They don’t know whether he has enemies who might have kidnapped him or whether there really is a curse on the ruins of El Debajo. But they’re about to find out.
Book 16
Twins Jeremy and Jason Parsons are helping their grandma run the Thunder Valley Ski Lodge while their grandfather recuperates from a broken hip. When Grandma Parsons joins their grandfather at the hospital, the boys are left to take care of the lodge on their own. Strange things begin happening once Grandma leaves, though. Could it be the work of a mysterious secret society called “The Broken Tree”?
Book 15
Justin McCallister loves life on his aunt and uncle’s Montana sheep ranch…until a grizzly bear begins terrorizing the livestock, injuring Justin’s collie, Radar, and killing his pet lamb, Blue. Justin decides to take matters into his own hands and sets out to track down the bear. But things become more dangerous than Justin ever could have imagined when he comes face-to-face with the grizzly.
Book 14
Super-brain Zack Griffin and hoops fan Jeff Brown wouldn’t normally hang together. But when both boys win trips to a famous science laboratory, they find out they do have one thing in common: curiosity. They discover that one of the machines in the lab can “bend” time–and Jeff and Zack end up in 1334 B.C. Egypt! There’s a plot afoot to kill King Tutankhamen, and the Time Benders have to decide if they should they save the Pharaoh or just leave well enough alone.
Book 13
Thirteen-year-old Ryan Swanner and his mom just moved to the mountain resort of Black Water Lake. The locals say that beneath the lake’s seemingly calm surface, a giant, ancient creature lives. But Ryan’s new friend Rita tells him that’s just hogwash. She’s not afraid to go fishing out on the lake, even though, oddly, the lake seems to be nearly empty of fish. One day Ryan sees a small animal fall from a tree into the lake–and never surface again. Something is in the lake. And it’s alive….
Book 12
Enjoying the computer game that arrived mysteriously without a return address, young Chris Masters plays obsessively and eventually comes to realize that the world of the game is real.
Book 11
Jesse Rodriguez has a pretty exciting job for a 13-year-old, working for his friend Buck at a small flight and skydiving school near Seattle. But he still can’t wait to turn 16 and finally be old enough to make his first free-fall jump from a plane. Buck has been like a father to him ever since Jesse’s dad died, and has made sure that Jesse picks up all he needs to know about skydiving while he does odd jobs around the airport.

But Jesse and his friend Robin Waterford have also learned something very disturbing. Someone’s been using the airport to smuggle members of a Central American drug cartel into the United States, and Jesse’s worried that Buck is involved. Jesse and Robin find themselves in the middle of a dangerous international situation, and are forced to make their first jumps sooner than they ever expected!
Book 10
Tag pointed his flashlight into the hole and peered inside. It was impossible. The inside was hollow, like an underwater cave. Something shiny lay near the opening and reflected the beam from his light. He reached inside and pulled it out.
 
A pewter spoon.
 
If he could have made a sound, he would have screamed with joy. He tucked the spoon in his vest pocket and reached into the hole again.
 
A sharp stab of pain shot through his left hand. Something had hold of the tip of his thumb and was trying to yank him into the hole!
 
Tag Jones knows that somewhere in the azure water and coral reef surrounding Bermuda lies a sunken ship full of treasure. El Patron sank in 1614, and Tag’s father died in a diving accident while looking for it. Tag won’t give up until he finds El Patron—and he’s not scared off by the local legend that says the ship is cursed. But when two tourists ask Tag and his friend Cowboy to retrieve some mysterious underwater parcels for them, the boys find themselves in dangerous water, way over their heads!
Book 9
When Jim Stanton’s family moves to Folsum, New Mexico, everyone but Jim is happy. The townspeople are just too polite, and they’re all eerily obedient to Jefferson Kincaid, the president of Folsum National Laboratories. Then Jim meets a mysterious girl who lives in the mountains, and she tells him a shocking secret. Something weird is going in Folsum, and it involves Jim’s own family.
Book 8
Something loud crashed over their heads, and they could hear gravel and dirt hitting the top of the truck. It happened again and again. The last sound they heard was the scrape of a shovel picking up more dirt. Then it was quiet.

“Where do you think we are?” Woody asked. “It’s getting really cold in here.” Roman hit the back door with his fist. “I’ll tell you where we are. We’re buried alive!”

Roman Sanchez’s life has become a nightmare. His father, a SWAT officer, has been killed in the line of duty. Then masked gunmen storm Roman’s classroom and hold him and three other boys hostage in a remote mountain cabin. There’s not much time before the kidnappers’ deadly threats are carried out. Can Roman overcome his fear—and the memory of his father’s death—to lead the boys’ desperate fight for freedom?
Book 7
Slow-learner Daniel Martin escapes his peers’ teasing by spending most of his time outdoors. But when a van crash plunges him and a gang of bullies in the river, Daniel must choose between saving himself and risking his life to save the others. The tables are turned when Daniel, always the joke, becomes the hero and the only one who can save his classmates from the perilious rapids of the rivers.
Book 6
“I’ve had enough . . .” Alex let go of her horse and hit Bobbie like a tigress, driving her back and knocking her on her rear. “Now we’ll see if you have problems with your rump.”

Bobbie leapt to her feet. Her lips were tight. She stalked past Alex and as she did reached out and shoved her backward. Into the water tank.

There’s plenty of family feuding when Bobbie Walker’s cousin Alex comes from the city to visit their grandpa’s ranch. But when the cousins cross paths with the wild bull Diablo and the nasty Bledsoe boys, they must find a way to get along—or it could be the end of them both.
Book 5
A horrid shriek erupted from behind the stairs, and clammy, leathery wings exploded into Warren’s face. He slammed his eyes shut and beat the Gorgon off, hearing Rick’s sword swish through empty air. Warren dove back, rolled on his shoulder, and came up clear, his sword slicing in every direction…

With his turned-up nose and pointy ears, Warren Trumbull looks a lot like a pig. Even in a world of evil warlocks and eight-foot cyclops, Warren is an oddball. He gets the worst assignments working for Prince Charming’s Damsel in Distress Rescue Agency: assignments like exterminating a Gorgon—a mean, green, scaly, creature with the power to turn humans to stone. Warren doesn’t want to become a rockhead. But he’ll need all his courage, and surprising secret weapon, to win his wildest battle ever!
Book 4
The rock wall above them was as smooth as polished black marble. There were no crevices and no ledges. They would have to fight for every inch. Rick looked at his friends. J.D. and Spud nodded silently. Rick stood up and started. His job would be to make the trail. Their job was to make sure he lived through it.
 
High atop treacherous Devil’s Wall, The Rock Jockeys find much to explore. Sheer mountain cliffs. Wild woodland. Even a crashed B-17 bomber! But when they stumble upon a crew member’s diary—and underneath other eerie clues—the boys realize Devil’s Wall also holds a gruesome secret. That secret leaves The Rock Jockeys with a haunting question: If trapped on the mountain, would they do anything it takes to survive?
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