The One Hundred Adventures Series


by Polly Horvath (Author)

Book Cover for the One Hundred Adventures Series
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Books in series: 2
Read in order: Yes
Next book: Finished
Tags: realistic fiction  adventure  humour  family  friendship  culture 

You can hear the waves crash more loudly when it is dark. You can smell the sharper smells of the sea. Maybe the wind will take us this time, I think, as a gust shakes the foundations of the house. Maybe we will be blown apart to the many corners of the earth, but then I feel a sharp stab of something, excitement maybe. It is the prospect of adventures to be had.

Jane is 12 years old, and she is ready for adventures, to move beyond the world of her siblings and single mother and their house by the sea, and step into the “know-not what.” And, over the summer, adventures do seem to find Jane, whether it’s a thrilling ride in a hot-air balloon, the appearances of a slew of possible fathers, or a weird new friendship with a preacher and psychic wannabe. Most important, there’s Jane’s discovery of what lies at the heart of all great adventures: that it’s not what happens to you that matters, but what you learn about yourself.

One Hundred Adventures Series Books in Order

 Print series book list

1. My One Hundred Adventures  (2008)
2. Northward to the Moon  (2010)