Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)
Little Country Girl
Candace makes the first long trip of her young life alone. Everything is new, from the ocean views, to the fashionable people she encounters; from the museum-like home, to the unfamiliar cousins. How will she adapt to the new experiences and will she overcome the homesickness she feels? Will she adapt her country ways and enter society, or be an embarrassment to her fine relations? Etiquette and style can be learned; but kindness, common sense and a loving heart are inbred.
"Imagination is like a sail, as Mr. Joyce had said that evening; but sails are good and useful things sometimes, and carry their owners over deep waters and dark waves, which else might dampen, and drench, and drown." Twelve year old Isabella Bright is endowed with just such an imagination and spends her time amusing herself and her friends with stories. Will her imagination be called upon to help her navigate tempestuous seas?
By: George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Joe Carstairs is a boy on a farm in Australia. His father is a keen naturalist who, some years before had set off for New Guinea in search of specimens, and never been heard of again. Joe is old enough to mount a search expedition, and takes with him a local doctor and an aboriginal worker on his farm. They find themselves joined by a stowaway, Jimmy, whose father is a squatter (farmer) nearby, together with his dog, Gyp.This team sets off, arrive in New Guinea, hire some more porters, and travel guided by some sixth sense straight to where Mr...
By: George Fenn (1831-1909)
Young Robin Hood
Ever wonder how Robin Hood became Robin Hood? Well, now you can read how a young boy was molded into the famous hero who "robbed from the rich and gave to the poor". This imaginative story gives zesty details into the development and growth of the famous Robin Hood
By: George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
|Our Soldier Boy|
|Brave and True Short stories for children by G. M. Fenn and Others|
|Off to the Wilds Being the Adventures of Two Brothers|
|Fix Bay'nets The Regiment in the Hills|
|The Silver Canyon A Tale of the Western Plains|
|The Powder Monkey|
|The Dingo Boys The Squatters of Wallaby Range|
|Dick o' the Fens A Tale of the Great East Swamp|
|The Adventures of Don Lavington Nolens Volens|
|The King's Sons|
In California settlers are trying to make a living working as fruit-growers. Problems with blights and insects mean that the crops are failing. A prospector arrives and tells stories of ancient cities where there is a lot of gold. He then dies. Some of the settlers decide to go and search for the gold. They have long distances to travel and meet many challenges along the way. They eventually reach one of these cities and find evidence that it has been abandoned by invaders hundreds or thousands of years ago...
|Glyn Severn's Schooldays|
|Blue Jackets The Log of the Teaser|
|Quicksilver The Boy With No Skid To His Wheel|
|A Young Hero|
|The Little Skipper A Son of a Sailor|
|Devon Boys A Tale of the North Shore|
|The Black Bar|
|A Dash from Diamond City|
Cutlass and Cudgel
Based around the crew of cutter HMS White Hawk, this is a tale of smuggling in the early 19th century off the coast of Wessex. The midshipman of the cutter is taken hostage by the smugglers and is befriended by a farm-boy, son of one of the smugglers. His friendship is rudely rebuffed, the midshipman eventually escapes and the farm-boy gets his long-held dream of becoming a seaman on an Excise vessel.
|Nic Revel A White Slave's Adventures in Alligator Land|
|Old Gold The Cruise of the "Jason" Brig|
|Cormorant Crag A Tale of the Smuggling Days|
|To Win or to Die A Tale of the Klondike Gold Craze|
|Middy and Ensign|
|Hunting the Skipper The Cruise of the "Seafowl" Sloop|
|The New Forest Spy|