Juvenile Fiction

BookCoverImage-2 A Young Volunteer in Cuba: Or, Fighting for the Single Star - by Edward Stratemeyer, Illustrated by A. B. Shute Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace A Young Volunteer in Cuba is a work of historical fiction for young readers written by Edward Stratemeyer. This work, along with his Fighting in Cuban Waters, depicted the Spanish-American War. Stratemeyer used a variety of pseudonyms because he found…Read more A Young Volunteer in Cuba: Or, Fighting for the Single Star
Captain Bayley’s Heir: A Tale of the Gold Fields of California Captain Bayley’s Heir: A Tale of the Gold Fields of California - by G. A. Henty Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace George Alfred Henty (1832-1902) was born at Trumpington near Cambridge and attended Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge University. He became a war correspondent and covered the Austro-Italian War, the 1868 British invasion of Ethiopia, the Franco-Prussian War, the Ashanti Wars, the Turco-Serbian War and…Read more Captain Bayley’s Heir: A Tale of the Gold Fields of California
Careers in the Face of Challenge: Horatio Alger’s Telegraph Boy Careers in the Face of Challenge: Horatio Alger’s Telegraph Boy - Purchase through Amazon  |  Download FREE Kindle version  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Wallace Boston The young Horatio Alger heroes often sold newspapers or delivered telegrams, a reminder of how technology has moved on.  But they hoped for better things and in the Alger novels their diligence and hard work won the day…Read more Careers in the Face of Challenge: Horatio Alger’s Telegraph Boy
Harvard Episodes Harvard Episodes - by Charles Macomb Flandrau Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace When this book first appeared in 1897, the student newspaper the Harvard Crimson, was upset: “With the exception of Haydock, all the characters are unmanly, snobbish, morbid or unhappy. That such characters exist in every college class is of course undeniable, but they are, after…Read more Harvard Episodes
Indian and Scout: A Tale of the Gold Rush to California Indian and Scout: A Tale of the Gold Rush to California - By F. S. Brereton, Illustrated by Cyrus Cuneo Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Frederick Sadleir Brereton (1852-1957) was a prolific author of children’s books, writing over forty tales of heroism. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War I. Brereton wrote a variety of stories, such as With Rifle and Bayonet:…Read more Indian and Scout: A Tale of the Gold Rush to California
BookCoverImage-1 Joe Strong, the Boy Wizard - by Vance Barnum Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Joe Strong was a favorite hero and could ride any horse, juggle most anything, and climb buildings, all with a steel reserve. He was the child of unique parents: a mother that rode trick horses and a magician for his father. However, in Horatio Alger…Read more Joe Strong, the Boy Wizard
BookCoverImage-5 John Hawke’s Fortune: A Story of Monmouth’s Rebellion - by G. A. Henty Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace George Alfred Henty (1832-1902) was born at Trumpington near Cambridge and attended Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge University. He became a war correspondent and covered the Austro-Italian War, the 1868 British invasion of Ethiopia, the Franco-Prussian War, the Ashanti Wars, the Turco-Serbian War and…Read more John Hawke’s Fortune: A Story of Monmouth’s Rebellion
uncle Letters from Uncle Henry: Being His Adventures with Children, Dogs, Fairies, Ambitious Pigs and Others - by Henry B. Mason Purchase through mazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Notable for his curiously upturned eyebrows, Uncle Henry offers his many nieces, nephews and other interested children beguiling stories of far-away lands, talking animals and other magical tales. Uncle Henry was a real and adopted uncle to many children, and wrote for all of…Read more Letters from Uncle Henry: Being His Adventures with Children, Dogs, Fairies, Ambitious Pigs and Others
Opportunity and Horatio Alger: Horatio Alger’s Mark Mason’s Triumph Opportunity and Horatio Alger: Horatio Alger’s Mark Mason’s Triumph - Purchase through Amazon  |  Download FREE Kindle version  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Wallace Boston Horatio Alger created youthful heroes whose persistence and pluck triumphed over enormous odds, often having to educate themselves by a flickering candle and late at night. Readers could identify with the challenges of self-education in a society…Read more Opportunity and Horatio Alger: Horatio Alger’s Mark Mason’s Triumph
Paddle Your Own Canoe: Horatio Alger’s Strong and Steady Paddle Your Own Canoe - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Wallace Boston The protagonists in Horatio Alger stories are often, if one may play on a metaphor, up a creek without a paddle.  In this celebrated Alger novel, the young hero is comfortably ensconced at the Essex Classical Institute until misfortune makes his expensive…Read more Paddle Your Own Canoe
BookCoverImage-11 Schooldays of Fred Harley: Or, Rivals for all Honors - by Arthur M. Winfield Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Arthur M. Winfield was the pseudonym of Edward L. Stratemeyer, who was an incredibly prolific writer. He collaborated in writing over 1,300 books, selling more than 500 million copies. He was behind several incredibly popular juvenile fiction series such as The Bobbsey Twins, The Hardy…Read more Schooldays of Fred Harley: Or, Rivals for all Honors
BookCoverImage-13 Sturdy and Strong: or How George Andrews Made His Way - by G. A. Henty Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace George Alfred Henty (1832-1902) was born at Trumpington near Cambridge and attended Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge University. He became a war correspondent and covered the Austro-Italian War, the 1868 British invasion of Ethiopia, the Franco-Prussian War, the Ashanti Wars, the Turco-Serbian War and…Read more Sturdy and Strong: or How George Andrews Made His Way
The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters - by Wilmer M. Ely with a new preface by Robert Rich Jr. Wilmer M. Ely introduced whole generations of American youth to the adventures of the Chums and produced this classic story of Florida in the days of rum runners. The young heroes have their boat stolen from them, and without any money they sign on…Read more The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters
japan The Fire-Fly’s Lovers: And Other Fairy Tales of Old Japan - by William Elliot Griffis Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace William Elliot Griffis (1843-1928) served in the Union Army during the Civil War, then graduated from Rutgers University in 1869. He was a tutor for Taro Kusakabe, which opened up a world of opportunity for him in Japan. In 1870, he was invited to…Read more The Fire-Fly’s Lovers: And Other Fairy Tales of Old Japan
BookCoverImage-2 The Magic of Oz - by L. Frank Baum Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace When Kiki Aru discovers the magic word “PYRZQXGL” can transform him into anything he chooses (if you pronounce it correctly), he turns himself into a hawk and sets out for adventure. Former Nome King Ruggedo, an old enemy of Oz and Princess Ozma, joins…Read more The Magic of Oz