Western Academy Spirit Month of May 2019

Welcome to Western Academy's Spirit Week!  Help support Western Academy by buying your summer reading and more here.  The books will be delivered to the school. Scroll down the page to order the titles listed below.

PLEASE CHOOSE PICK UP AT STORE at check out under “calculate shipping costs” for at school pick up, which will avoid shipping fees. Also help the volunteers by putting your student's name(s) and teachers' names in the comment section. Summer reading orders close May 8. 15% of your order total will support Western Academy for orders placed by May 31st.

3rd Grade

Required Edition: Aesop’s Fables

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

 

4th Grade

By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Flesichman

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

5th Grade

The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

 

6th Grade

Required for Literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain  

Required for History: The Odyssey by Rosemary Sutcliff    

 

Choose One of the Following:

Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard (Fiction)   

Crash by Jerry Spinelli (Fiction)   

Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby (Fiction/Fantasy)   

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (Historical Fiction)  

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (Science Fiction)  

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss (Adventure Fiction)  

The Yearling by Marjorie K. Rowlings (Fiction)  

 

7th Grade

Required for Literature: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester  

Required for History:  The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara     

 

Choose One of the Following:

Call of the Wild by Jack London (Adventure Fiction)  

King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard (Adventure Fiction)  

Lee and Grant at Appomattox by MacKinlay Kantor (Historical Fiction)  

The Last Crusader: Don John of Austria by Louis de Wohl (Historical Fiction) 

The Once and Future King by T. H White (Fantasy/Fiction)  

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (Adventure Fiction)  

True Grit by Charles Portis (Western Fiction)  

 

8th Grade

Required for Literature:  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury   

                                            Animal Farm by George Orwell 

Required for History: The Tale of Troy by Roger Lancelyn Green

 

Choose One of the Following:

1776 by David McCullough (History/Non-fiction)

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation) by Laura Hillenbrand (History/Non-fiction)

Empires of the Sea by Roger Crowley (History/Non-fiction)  

The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz (Autobiography) 

The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin (Fantasy/Fiction)  

Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper (Historical Fiction) 

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (Science Fiction) 

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (Satire/Fantasy)   

 

 

Aesop's Fables (Dover Children's Classics) Cover Image
By Arthur Rackham (Illustrator), V. S. Vernon Jones (Translator), G. K. Chesterton (Introduction by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780486472546
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dover Publications - November 2009

Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing, and don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs These simple allegories -- abounding in paradoxes, ambiguities, and ironies -- embody great truths. Attributed to a legendary storyteller of ancient Greece, they speak to readers and listeners of all ages and cultures.


Little House in the Big Woods: Full Color Edition Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060581800
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 11th, 2004

Immerse yourself in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House series, now featuring Garth Williams’ classic art in vibrant full-color!


Old Yeller Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780060935474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - December 2009

Awarded the Newbery Honor


By the Great Horn Spoon! Cover Image
By Sid Fleischman, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316286121
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 30th, 1988

For fans of the I Survived series--a rollicking adventure from the California Gold Rush!


The Black Stallion Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780679813439
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - August 20th, 1991

First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story will hold the rapt attention of readers new and old.


Farmer Boy: Full Color Edition (Little House #2) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060581824
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 11th, 2004

Immerse yourself in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House series, now featuring Garth Williams’ classic art in vibrant full-color! 


The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia #1) Cover Image
By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064405058
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Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2008

Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set free


Swallows and Amazons (Godine Storyteller) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780879235734
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - July 16th, 2010

Where the Red Fern Grows Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440412670
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Published: Yearling - September 1996

Where the Red Fern Grows is a beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend. This edition also includes a special note to readers from Newbery Medal winner and Printz Honor winner Clare Vanderpool.
 


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141321103
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

They're Puffin Classics for a reason, it's because they're the best

Tom Sawyer is sure to find trouble wherever the river leads him . . .


The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of The Odyssey Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553494822
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Laurel Leaf - December 13th, 2005

For Greek myth fans, those who can’t get enough of the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom staple and mythology classic is perfect for learning about the ancient myths!
 


Big Red Cover Image
By Jim Kjelgaard, Bob Kuhn (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780823423910
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Published: Holiday House - June 2011

Before Old Yeller or Where the Red Fern Grows, there was Big Red, the classic boy-and-dog story of adventure and friendship in the wild mountains of Pennsylvania.


Crash Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780679885504
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - March 18th, 1997

A modern classic from Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli.

"Readers will devour this humorous glimpse of what jocks are made of." --School Library Journal, starred review


Icefall Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780545274258
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 2013

Trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen sea, Solveig--along with her brother the crown prince, their older sister, and an army of restless warriors--anxiously awaits news of her father's victory at battle. But as winter stretches on, and the unending ice refuses to break, terrible acts of treachery soon make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.


The Bronze Bow Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780395137192
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1997

He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. –from the Song of David (2 Samuel 22:35)
The Bronze Bow, written by Elizabeth George Speare (author of The Witch of Blackbird Pond) won the Newbery Medal in 1962.


The Martian Chronicles Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781451678192
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 17th, 2012

 The Martian Chronicles, a seminal work in Ray Bradbury's career, whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage, is available from Simon & Schuster for the first time.

In The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury, America’s preeminent storyteller, imagines a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor— of crystal pillars and fossil


The Swiss Family Robinson (Abridged edition): Abridged Edition (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Johann D. Wyss, Jon Scieszka (Introduction by)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141325309
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - March 5th, 2009

Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson are stranded at sea. But the thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life awaits them. Their ship is laden with supplies and the island is packed with treasures, so they soon adapt and discover new dangers and delights every day . . .


The Yearling (Aladdin Classics) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780689846236
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Published: Aladdin - September 2001

An American classic—and Pulitzer Prize–winning story—that shows the ultimate bond between child and pet.

No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend.


Mr. Midshipman Hornblower Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316289122
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - September 30th, 1984

The year is 1793, the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, and Horatio Hornblower, a seventeen-year-old boy unschooled in seafaring and the ways of seamen, is ordered to board a French merchant ship and take command of crew and cargo for the glory of England.


The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345348104
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - August 12th, 1987

“My favorite historical novel . . . a superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant.”—James M. McPherson
 


The Call of the Wild (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Jack London, Melvin Burgess (Introduction by)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141321059
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survivial.


King Solomon's Mines (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$5.00
ISBN: 9780486447827
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Published: Dover Publications - February 10th, 2006

"A peculiarly thrilling and vigorous tale of adventure." -- Andrew Lang
"It goes and it grips and it moves with all the freshness of youth." -- Rudyard Kipling


Lee and Grant at Appomattox (833) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780760352267
Availability: Backordered
Published: Young Voyageur - October 15th, 2016

From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Andersonville comes the story of an unforgettable moment in American history: the historic meeting between General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S.


The Last Crusader: A Novel About Don Juan of Austria Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781586174149
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Published: Ignatius Press - March 2010

Don Juan of Austria, one of history’s most triumphant and inspiring heroes, is reborn in this opulent novel by Louis de Wohl.

Because of the circumstances of his birth, this last son of Emperor Charles the Fifth spent his childhood in a Spanish peasant’s hut.


The Once and Future King Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780441627400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace - July 15th, 1987

T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.
 


Treasure Island Cover Image
By Robert Louis Stevenson, Patrick Scott (Introduction by), Sara Levine (Afterword by)
$4.95
ISBN: 9781101990322
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Published: Signet - May 3rd, 2016

Robert Louis Stevenson’s rousing seafaring classic.
 
“Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest—
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”
 


True Grit: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781468306293
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 30th, 2012

Fahrenheit 451: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781451673319
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2012

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out.


Animal Farm Cover Image
By George Orwell, Russell Baker (Preface by), C.M. Woodhouse (Introduction by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451526342
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Published: Signet - April 6th, 2004

George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism.

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”


The Tale of Troy (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Roger Lancelyn Green, Michelle Paver (Contributions by)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780141341965
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Published: Puffin Books - May 10th, 2012

The story of Helen and the judgement of Paris, of the gathering Heroes and the seige of Troy; of Achilles and his vulnerable heel, reared by the Centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus, the last of the Heroes, his plan for the wooden Horse and his many adventures on his long journey home to Greece.


1776 Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780743226721
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 4th, 2006

America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hand


Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385742528
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Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. 


Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812977646
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 12th, 2009

In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, Muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic clash between rival empires and faiths for control of the Mediterranean and the center of the world.


Long Walk: M/TV Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781599219752
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Published: Lyons Press - November 16th, 2010

MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD The classic adventure story that inspired the new major motion picture The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir *** In 1941, the author and six fellow prisoners of war escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk--a camp where enduring hunger, cold, untended wounds, and untreated illnesses, and avoiding daily executions were everyday feats.


A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547773742
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2012

Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world.


The Last of the Mohicans (The Leatherstocking Tales) Cover Image
By James Fenimore Cooper, Richard Hutson (Introduction by), Hugh C. MacDougall (Afterword by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780451417862
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Published: Signet - February 4th, 2014

James Fenimore Cooper’s classic American story of life on the frontier during the French and Indian War.
 


Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages) Cover Image
By Jules Verne, Bear Grylls (Introduction by), Leonard Nimoy (Afterword by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780451532152
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Published: Signet - June 5th, 2012

From the discovery of a strange parchment in an old bookseller’s shop to the fantastic descent through a dormant volcano into a subterranean world of danger and beauty, A Journey to the Center of the Earth is as wonderfully entertaining today as when it was first published.
 


Gulliver's Travels Cover Image
By Jonathan Swift, Robert DeMaria (Editor), Robert DeMaria (Introduction by), Robert DeMaria (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439495
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - February 25th, 2003

A wickedly clever satire uses comic inversions to offer telling insights into the nature of man and society. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read