By: George Alfred Henty (1832-1902)
Bonnie Prince Charlie: a Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden
This is a tale of the son of a Scottish officer, who gets arrested for helping a Jacobite agent. Set during the Jacobite rebellion in Scotland in 1755, the boy escapes and makes it to France and shares some adventures with Prince Charlie.
|Both Sides the Border A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower
|By Conduct and Courage A Story of the Days of Nelson
|Won By the Sword : a tale of the Thirty Years' War
|At Aboukir and Acre A Story of Napoleon's Invasion of Egypt
Colonel Thorndyke's Secret
Intrigue, murder, highwaymen... A British soldier serving in India has stolen a diamond bracelet from a Hindu idol. The bracelet comes into the possession of Colonel Thorndyke, who is subsequently sent home to England, where he dies of wounds received and bequeaths the bracelet to his relatives, having told his brother about it, but not its location. Meanwhile, the theft has caused a stir in India, and the Hindu faithful regard it as their religious duty to reclaim the jewel at any cost. Also published under the title: "The Brahmin's Treasure".
|The Cornet of Horse A Tale of Marlborough's Wars
|With Lee in Virginia A Story of the American Civil War
|Condemned as a Nihilist A Story of Escape from Siberia
|The Bravest of the Brave — or, with Peterborough in Spain
|By Sheer Pluck, a Tale of the Ashanti War
|Through Three Campaigns A Story of Chitral, Tirah and Ashanti
|With Kitchener in the Soudan A Story of Atbara and Omdurman
|A Jacobite Exile Being the Adventures of a Young Englishman in the Service of Charles the Twelfth of Sweden
|With Wolfe in Canada The Winning of a Continent
|With Cochrane the Dauntless
Captain Bayley's Heir: A Tale of the Gold Fields of California
When young Frank is falsely accused of a crime, he leaves England to seek adventure in America. He joins a wagon train heading west to the California gold fields, but as he is soon to find out, the West is more than just adventure! Braving Indians, wolves, and other dangers, Frank is determined to strike it rich - and perhaps someday clear his name and return home.
|Held Fast For England A Tale of the Siege of Gibraltar (1779-83)
|Rujub, the Juggler
|For Name and Fame Or Through Afghan Passes
|The Young Franc Tireurs And Their Adventures in the Franco-Prussian War
|A Girl of the Commune
|Out on the Pampas Or, The Young Settlers
|The Queen's Cup
|A Chapter of Adventures
By: E. A. Gillie
Barbara in Brittany
Barbara, an English girl and the eldest of her family, spends most days helping her widowed mother care for her younger siblings. Then disaster strikes – or so the children believe! Barbara is taken to France to see Paris by her father’s formidable sister, Aunt Anne. She stays on in Brittany to perfect her French. In this series of funny stories about her adventures in France, we meet a cast of recurring characters – and both Barbara and Aunt Anne find love! (Summary by Sibella Denton)
By: Raymond Z. Gallun (1911-1994)
Asteroid of Fear
John Endlich needed to clean up his act. Gambling, drinking, a hot temper and wanderlust were the last things Rose and the kids needed. So he went to the Homesteaders Office and signed up to terraform Vesta, a chunk of a once thriving alien planet that had exploded from within; a flat lump of crust which was now the remains of a farm on one side and a mining operation on the other. The miners hated Endlich and sabotaged his plans at every opportunity. They were going to kill him and his family if he didn’t find a way to stop them. - Asteroid of Fear was first published in the March, 1951 edition of Planet Stories magazine.
The Planet Strappers
The Planet Strappers started out as The Bunch, a group of student-astronauts in the back room of a store in Jarviston, Minnesota. They wanted off Earth, and they begged, borrowed and built what they needed to make it. They got what they wanted--a start on the road to the stars--but no one brought up on Earth could have imagined what was waiting for them Out There!
When an alien spacecraft crashes in Missouri a team of army investigators is dispatched. Among the debris they find a Martian infant and decide to raise him in their lab. Is he too strange to form a relationship with humans? Maybe, but he does have cute eye-stalks. – Stamped Caution was first published in the August 1953 issue of Galaxy magazine.
By: Mary MacGregor
Stories of King Arthur's Knights Told to the Children
A collection of Arthurian tales retold for children.
By: John Fox. Jnr.
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1908 romance novel/western novel written by John Fox, Jr. The novel became Fox’s most successful, and was included among the top ten list of bestselling novels for 1908 and 1909. Set in the Appalachian Mountains at the turn of the twentieth century, a feud has been boiling for over thirty years between two influential mountain families: the Tollivers and the Falins. The outside world and industrialization, however, is beginning to enter the area. Coal mining begins to exert its influence on the area, despite of the two families feuds...
By: Arthur Ransome (1884-1967)
Old Peter's Russian Tales
Arthur Ransome is best known for his ‘Swallows and Amazons’ series of children’s books. This is the only example of his fiction in the public domain. These stories are all from Russian folklore, some comparatively well-known, others less so. Ransome spent some years in Russia as a newspaper correspondent fir the ‘Daily News’ and the ‘Manchester Guardian’ and was peripherally involved in the revolution. In the late twenties he married Evgenia Shvelpina, Trotsky’s secretary, retired from newspapers and started writing his children’s books.