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By: Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)
|The Story of the Rock|
|Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman|
|The Wild Man of the West A Tale of the Rocky Mountains|
By: Robert Smythe Hichens (1864-1950)
|The Prophet of Berkeley Square|
By: Robina F. Hardy
|The Good Ship Rover|
By: Roger Thompson Finlay (1860-)
|The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands|
|The Wonder Island Boys: The Tribesmen|
|The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island|
|The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages|
|The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Islands|
|The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns|
By: Rosa M. (Rosa Mulholland) Gilbert (1841-1921)
|Terry Or, She ought to have been a Boy|
By: Ross Kay
|Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motorboat|
By: Roy Eliot Stokes
|Andy at Yale Or, The Great Quadrangle Mystery|
By: Roy J. (Roy Judson) Snell (1878-1959)
|Little White Fox and his Arctic Friends|
By: Roy J. Snell (1878-1959)
The Blue Envelope
A mystery and adventure story for girls set in Alaska.
By: Roy Rockwood
|Under the Ocean to the South Pole Or, the Strange Cruise of the Submarine Wonder|
|The Wizard of the Sea A Trip Under the Ocean|
By: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Present day readers live in a world that's emerged from the Cold War and the endless rivalry of the Super Powers but this book goes back and traces the origins of the conflict and mutual antagonism between nations. Kim by Rudyard Kipling is set against the background of the Great Game as it was called the tug-of-war between Britain and Russia for the control of Central Asia. The novel's action takes place during the Anglo-Afghan Wars of 1839-42. The novel's sweeping narrative, the depth of character and the sheer historical scale make it a first rate story...
Real men don’t take guff from snotty kids. Neither does Disko Troop, skipper of the “We’re Here”, a fishing schooner out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, when his crew fishes Harvey Cheyne out of the Atlantic. There’s no place on the Grand Banks for bystanders, so Harvey is press-ganged into service as a replacement for a man lost overboard and drowned. Harvey is heir to a vast fortune, but his rescuers believe none of what he tells them of his background. Disko won’t take the boat to port until it is full of fish, so Harvey must settle in for a season at sea...
Stalky and Co.
Rudyard Kipling published Stalky & Co. in 1899. Set at an English boarding school in a seaside town on the North Devon coast. (The town, Westward Ho!, is not only unusual in having an exclamation mark, but also in being itself named after a novel, by Charles Kingsley.) The book is a collection of linked short stories, with some information about the eponymous Stalky’s later life. Beetle, one of the main trio, is said to be based on Kipling himself, while Stalky may be based on Lionel Dunsterville...
By: Ruel Perley Smith (1869-1937)
|The Rival Campers Ashore The Mystery of the Mill|
By: Ruth Brown MacArthur (1881-)
|At the Little Brown House|
|The Lilac Lady|
|Tabitha at Ivy Hall|
By: Ruth Ogden (1853-1927)
By: S. F. (Samuel Francis) Aaron (1862-)
|Radio Boys Loyalty Or, Bill Brown Listens In|
By: S. L. M.
|Betty's Battles an Everyday Story|
By: Samuel A. (Samuel Arthur) Derieux (1881-1922)
|Frank of Freedom Hill|
By: Samuel B. Allison
An American Robinson Crusoe
An American Robinson Crusoe is a short version of the original story. An indolent, rebellious teen goes on a marine voyage against his parents’ wishes. The ship (and all of its crew) is lost in a storm, but Robinson makes it to a deserted island. He has no tools, no weapons, but he lives for over 28 years on the island. He befriends many animals on the island and after over 20 years living solo, he is joined by a young “savage” who becomes his constant companion. The transformation from the young, lazy teen to a self-sustaining, incredibly knowledgeable adult is one of the major themes in the story.