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.
Required Edition: Aesop’s Fables
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Flesichman
The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
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)
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)
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)
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.
Immerse yourself in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House series, now featuring Garth Williams’ classic art in vibrant full-color!
Awarded the Newbery Honor
For fans of the I Survived series--a rollicking adventure from the California Gold Rush!$7.99ISBN: 9780679813439Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$8.99ISBN: 9780060581824Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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!$8.99ISBN: 9780064405058Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2008
Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set free$15.95ISBN: 9780879235734Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: David R. Godine Publisher - July 16th, 2010$8.99ISBN: 9780440412670Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.
$5.99ISBN: 9780141321103Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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 . . .$7.99ISBN: 9780553494822Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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!
$8.99ISBN: 9780823423910Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$6.99ISBN: 9780679885504Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$8.99ISBN: 9780545274258Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 2013Trapped 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.$8.99ISBN: 9780395137192Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1997He 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.$7.99ISBN: 9781451678192Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$5.99ISBN: 9780141325309Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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 . . .$9.99ISBN: 9780689846236Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.00ISBN: 9780316289122Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$7.99ISBN: 9780345348104Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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
$5.99ISBN: 9780141321059Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$5.00ISBN: 9780486447827Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$12.99ISBN: 9780760352267Availability: BackorderedPublished: 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.$19.95ISBN: 9781586174149Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$9.99ISBN: 9780441627400Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.
$4.95ISBN: 9781101990322Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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!”
$7.99ISBN: 9781468306293Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - October 30th, 2012$15.99ISBN: 9781451673319Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$9.99ISBN: 9780451526342Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.”$6.99ISBN: 9780141341965Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$18.00ISBN: 9780743226721Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$10.99ISBN: 9780385742528Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$18.00ISBN: 9780812977646Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$14.95ISBN: 9781599219752Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$8.99ISBN: 9780547773742Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$5.95ISBN: 9780451417862Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Signet - February 4th, 2014
James Fenimore Cooper’s classic American story of life on the frontier during the French and Indian War.
$5.95ISBN: 9780451532152Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.
$9.00ISBN: 9780141439495Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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