Word to Caesar


Geoffrey Trease - 1956
    Along the way he meets up with the villains who are trying to stop him, a famous charioteer who helps him, apathetic solicitors who won't help him, and finally the Emperor. At every step of his adventure, he remains loyal, demonstrates courage and prudence, and does not give up even when it seems impossible.

Outlaws of Ravenhurst


M. Imelda Wallace - 1923
    As it is, Uncle Roger comes from Scotland, identifies George as Sir Charles Gordon, Lord Rock Raven, heir of Ravenhurst, and takes him to Scotland. For generations, Ravenhurst had been the stronghold of Scottish chiefs who lead Clan Gordon to battle "for God and Our Lady!" It was filled with memories of persecution for their Faith. It was the scene of the last stand of the great Earl, Sir Angus. Back against the altar and the desecrated Precious Blood, outnumbered twenty to one, the giant grasped his two-handed claymore and laid the sacrilegious enemies of his God around his feet "like sproutings clipped from a hedgerow." But when the boy Gordon rode across the drawbridge, he did not know these things, nor that Catholics were outlaws, that hearing Mass in seventeenth-century Scotland meant death—that he must choose between death here or hereafter. He did not see the outlaws peering through the bracken, studying him. In their eyes was the question: would he take up the claymore where it had fallen from the bleeding fingers of Sir Angus?

Best Short Stories of Jack London


Jack London - 1986
    Poetic, swift with violence and action.- To the Man on the Trail- The Law of Life- The Wit of Porportuk- To Build a Fire- The Heathen- A Piece of Steak- Love of Life- Lost Face- Pearls of Parlay (from A Son of the Sun)- An Odyssey of the North

Martin Rattler: Adventures of a Boy in the Forests of Brazil


R.M. Ballantyne - 2007
    By mistake, he winds up on the ship Firefly with his friend Barney O’Flannagan, headed to the South Seas. Escaping pirates and surviving a shipwreck, the two explore South America in one frolicking adventure after another.A thoroughly delightful read, you will follow the young adventurers as they canoe down the Amazon, narrowly escape an alligator, eat an anaconda and turtle’s eggs, are captured by Indians, and then are separated. Martin escapes by jumping over a cliff and tries to make his way home. He meets some men who take him to a diamond mine where he gets a job working under a man named Baron Fagoni. But what happened to his friend Barney O’Flannagan?

Where the Red Fern Grows with Connections


Wilson RawlsDick Perry - 1998
    Battle --Mart Moody's bird dog (tall tale) / retold by Robert Bethke --Davy Crockett meets his match (tall tale) --Paul Bunyan's cornstalk (tall tale) / retold by Harold Courlander --Momma's store (autobiography extract) from I know why the caged bird sings / by Maya Angelou --Princess (short story) / by Nicholasa Mohr --The saddest day the summer had (short story) / by Dick Perry --Bloody murder (novel extract) from The original adventures of Hank the cowdog / by John R. Erickson --Wilson Rawls (biographical sketch).

Captain Horatio Hornblower: Beat to Quarters / Ship of the Line / Flying Colours


C.S. Forester - 1939
    Combines the first three books in the series: Beat to Quarters, Ship of the Line, and Flying Colours.

Oorlogswinter


Jan Terlouw - 1972
    With the confict coming to an end, Michiel comes of age and learns of the stark difference between adventure fantasy and the ugly realities of war.This children’s classic is a thrilling and powerful adventure story that has left its mark on generations of children in the Netherlands but has been unavailable in the UK since the Seventies. ‘This exciting book has long been considered a classic inHolland. And anyone who has read this moving, powerfulstory can understand why’ Stiftung Lesen

Escape from Rome


Caroline Lawrence - 2016
    When the evil Emperor Domitian sends soldiers to seize his family's home in the middle of the night, Juba must escape with his brother and sisters, and journey to distant Britannia on the edge of the known world.His task: To avoid capture and death.His quest: To find a safe haven in Britain.His destiny: To save the children.

The Aeneid for Boys and Girls


Alfred J. Church - 1908
    Patterned after the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Aeneid was composed as an epic poem by Virgil, to glorify the imperial city of Rome.

A Tale of Two Cities


Marian Leighton - 1983
    Having rescued her father many years earlier she feels safe. But the long, bloody hand of the mob reaches out for her and her family, thrusting them into ever-increasing danger.Love, loyalty, friendship and even life itself are threatened in Charles Dickens' unforgetaable, most dramatic book.(back cover)

Boon Island: Including Contemporary Accounts of the Wreck of the *Nottingham Galley*


Kenneth Roberts - 1956
    A native Mainer, Roberts, whose historical novels include Northwest Passage and Arundel, was intrigued by the story of the December 1710 wreck of the Nottingham. After running aground a dozen miles offshore, the ship broke up, stranding her crew with minimal tools, scant shelter, and a few pieces of cheese. The men survived nearly a month of screeching gales, sub-freezing temperatures, and driving snowstorms. During their ordeal they resorted to cannibalism and were finally rescued after one of them made it ashore on a crude raft. Included here are contemporary accounts from crew members, offering dramatically different versions of the true-life traumatic event and a fascinating counterpoint to Roberts’ fictionalized version. A bestseller when published in 1956, Boon Island is a story of the ways that crisis can inspire the best--and worst--in human nature.

Moby Dick


Shirley Bogart - 1979
    They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and charming pen-and-ink drawings enhance the text. Students are sure to enjoy becoming acquainted with traditional literature through these well-loved classics.

Nobody's Boy


Hector Malot - 1878
    Going from village to village with its act, ‘nobody’s boy’ has numerous adventures until his boss also falls on hard times and perishes, homeless and destitute. Remi’s life includes a number of surprising twists and turns, leading to a climax and a very happy conclusion when he is reunited with his family.

The Wheel on the School


Meindert DeJong - 1954
    And sometimes when you begin to wonder, you begin to make things happen. So the children set out to bring the storks back to Shora. The force of their vision put the whole village to work until at last the dream began to come true.

The Crystal Snowstorm


Meriol Trevor - 1997
    Young Catherine Ayre has been called from her quiet home in England by a grandfather she scarcely knows, Grand Duke Edmond of Letzenstein. She becomes a pawn in the political unrest of the small country. Why does her grandfather so hate her uncle Constant, the rightful heir? And just who is Rafael le Marre? Catherine is swept into exciting adventures before she can feel herself a part of the small but fascinating country of Letzenstein.