Juvenile Fiction

Andy Gordon

by Horatio Alger, introduction by Dr. Wallace Boston Purchase The young Horatio Alger heroes often sold newspapers or delivered telegrams, a reminder of how technology has moved on. Alger’s tales created youthful heroes whose persistence and pluck triumphed over enormous odds, often…Read more Andy Gordon

Dan, The Newsboy

by Horatio Alger, introduction by Dr. Wallace Boston Purchase The young Horatio Alger heroes often sold newspapers or delivered telegrams, a reminder of how technology has moved on. Alger’s tales created youthful heroes whose persistence and pluck triumphed over enormous odds, often…Read more Dan, The Newsboy

Pomona’s Travels: A Series of Letters to the Mistress of Rudder Grange from Her Former Handmaiden

by Frank R. Stockton (Author), A. B. Frost (Illustrator) Purchase Francis Richard Stockton was born April 5, 1834, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. He was an esteemed writer, using the name, also called Frank Richard Stockton, until he died on April 20, 1902 in Washington, D.C. Born…Read more Pomona’s Travels: A Series of Letters to the Mistress of Rudder Grange from Her Former Handmaiden

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.…Read more The Magic of Oz

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…Read more Harvard Episodes

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Purchase through Amazon   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…Read more Paddle Your Own Canoe