Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)
|The Giant of the North Pokings Round the Pole
Charlie to the Rescue
Charlie Brooke is always rescuing others, and sometimes even himself! His latest rescue, though, could turn out to be fatal...
|Lost in the Forest Wandering Will's Adventures in South America
|Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader
|Blue Lights Hot Work in the Soudan
|In the Track of the Troops
|Over the Rocky Mountains Wandering Will in the Land of the Redskin
|Rivers of Ice
In this book, Ballantyne weaves the story of Phillip Mayland and his friend, George Aspel with an interesting portrayal of the British Post Office as it existed in the 19th century. In the words of R. M. Ballantyne himself: "This tale is founded chiefly on facts furnished by the Postmaster-General’s Annual Reports, and gathered, during personal intercourse and investigation, at the General Post-Office of London and its Branches. It is intended to illustrate—not by any means to exhaust—the subject of postal work, communication, and incident throughout the Kingdom...
|The Coxswain's Bride also, Jack Frost and Sons; and, A Double Rescue
|The Life of a Ship
|The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands
The story of Dominic, Otto and Pauline Rigonda, three siblings who are blown onto an island after being shipwrecked, and are later joined by the immigrant passengers and crew of a ship that is wrecked on the same island. When the question of government comes up, the little colony chooses a queen, and they work on improving the island for some time, despite internal dissensions, and an attack by savages. But eventually the colony encounters natural forces it cannot resist, and the queen and her family return to England, hopefully to live "happily ever after".
|Hunting the Lions
|Life in the Red Brigade London Fire Brigade
|Fighting the Whales
|The Thorogood Family
|The Settler and the Savage
|Red Rooney The Last of the Crew
|The Young Fur Traders
|The Hot Swamp
Jarwin and Cuffy
Jarwin is an English sailor who has been shipwrecked. He is stranded on a raft with only his dog Cuffy, and land is nowhere in sight. Their food and water is running out. What can Jarwin do to save his dog's (and his own) life?
|Erling the Bold
|Blown to Bits The Lonely Man of Rakata, the Malay Archipelago
|Chasing the Sun
|The Young Trawler
|The Crew of the Water Wagtail
|The World of Ice
|The Red Man's Revenge A Tale of The Red River Flood