Until the day his father returns to their cabin in the Maine wilderness, 12-year-old Matt must try to survive on his own. During an attack by swarming bees, Matt is astonished when he's rescued by an Indian chief and his grandson, Attean. As the boys come to know each other, many months pass without a sign of Matt's family. Then Attean asks Matt to join the Beaver tribe.
A story filled with danger and excitement, Johnny Tremain tells of the turbulent passionate times in Boston just after the Revolutionary War. Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in a dramatic involvement with James Otis, John Hancock, and John and Samuel Adams in the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington; and finally, a touching resolution of Johnny"s personal life.
In the year 1912, nineteen-year-old Christy Huddleston leaves home to teach school in the Smoky Mountains -- and comes to know and love the resilient people of the region, with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, and their yearning for beauty and truth. But her faith will be severely challenged by trial and tragedy, by the needs and unique strengths of two remarkable young men, and by a heart torn between true love and unwavering devotion.
Dog Jack was mascot of the 102nd Regiment P. V. V. Washington Infantry during the Civil War. His photo and story hang in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jack was with his regiment from 1861 to 1863 until he became a prisoner of war. He was captured by the Confederate Army at Salem Church, Virginia, and later exchanged for a Confederate soldier.
In this remarkable novel, Florence Biros transports you back in time with the heartwarming story of a runaway slave boy and his loyal dog. It is also a story of the love and allegiance of the men of the Niagara Volunteers to their mascot and companion, "Dog Jack."
Young Theras, born an Athenian with all the rights, privileges, and freedoms this entails, is taken to Sparta by a relative when his father is lost at war. he is forced to live like a Spartan, a brutal life with no pity for those who are not physically perfect and totally obedient to Spartan control. After enduring rigorous training and repeated cruel incidents, he escapes with a Perioikoi boy and heads for Athens.
After a hard and dangerous journey including escape from slavers, and at the end of his strength, Theras encounters Herodotus who takes both boys to Athens. There, Theras is reunited with his family and their confiscated property is restored.This book helps the young reader understand and internali ... more
Hamid rubbed the light from his eyes and looked again. He was not dreaming. It was his stepfather! The man watched Kinza as a snake might watch a baby rabbit at play, waiting for the moment to strike. And for one breathless moment Hamid was sure that he would reach out and snatch her away.Hamid does not want his little blind sister, Kinza, to be sold to a beggar, by their stepfather, so he decides to rescue her. Together they escape from their mountain village to a town where there may be a new home for Kinza. But this is only the start of their adventures. Will Kinza be safe? What will happen to Hamid who dares not go back home?Set in North Africa, readers will be delighted by yet another of Patricia St. John's exciting ... more
Adolf Hitler"s ominous statements seem only a distant threat to eleven-year-old Rudi Kaplan. But when the Nazi forces invade Poland and bomb his home city of Warsaw, Rudi finds out that he is Hitler"s enemy not only because he is a Pole, but also because he"s a Jew--and a Christian.
The next few years change Rudi"s life forever. With only his imprisoned father"s promise that they will be reunited after the war, Rudi must learn how to survive in hiding, how to be truly brave, and how to overcome the hatred of his enemies. He must learn to die to himself and to trust the God who is mightier than any army.
Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War are among the most interesting historical books which the Romans have left us. It is not often that a commander of Caesar's fame has the ability to write so well. His firsthand account, written in an extraordinarily simple, clear style, gives us a picture of the Gallic War which may be taken from the Roman point of view, but which is real. Reading Caesar, we know what he knew - how the Gallic War actually was. In 1961, Olivia Coolidge wrote this account, both factual and fictional, of the Gallic War of 58 to 41 B.C., narrated by a fictitious soldier in Caesar's army, which provides a more vivid and readable account for today's children. This book, for more than 40 years, has been o ... more
Teenage and adult readers will be inspired by this historical novel about a Dutch woman who is caught up in the terrors of the Spanish Inquisition during the 1500s. This lively and heart-rending story by H. Rider Haggard will remind each reader of the value of religious liberty.
Grade 8th - Adult