For a friend who love the outdoors and camping, Cache Lake Country is a beautifully written and illustrated book about life in the north (Amercan or Canadian...you can choose) woods. Each chapter is a month of the year and it is filled with animal stories and interesting facts. A vintage copy from E-Bay is best.
City girl + Mountie in the Canadian wilderness in the early 1900s. This novel (which I think most would now classify as a YA) was published more than fifty years ago, but still holds up. Girls who read this can look forward to a) becoming strong women who bravely face life's adversities and b) dreaming about handsome Mounties. / K-12 Book Recommendations by Editorial Projects, LLC