Lowell Rocklin, Clay's youngest son, encounters General Longstreet, who understands the South's current dilemma and encourages Lowell to make an observation balloon for the Confederate army. Before he can begin the project, Lowell is wounded and sent to Chimborazo war hospital in Richmond. There Lowell meets Rooney Smith, an extraordinary young woman who nurses him back to health and agrees to help him make the balloon. On the balloon's maiden voyage in battle, Lo..
CAUTION: TOO MUCH KNOWLEDGE MAY BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH.
But not according to Holly Snow, who asks, “How can gaining more knowledge not be right? It’s good to be smart.” Her brother Landon disagrees.
Trailing his little sister Holly, who has set off in search of knowledge, Landon Snow finds himself back in a world where books speak, secret staircases lead to other realms, and a golden coin rules the Odds.
Landon spirals down into the land of Wonde..
Strangers aren't well received in the Mutton Hollow neighborhood of the Ozarks. But there was something different about this old gentleman. The cut of his clothes revealed he was obviously from the world beyond the ridges. He carried himself with the unconscious air of one long used to power and influence. His face was marked deeply by pride; pride of birth; of intellect, of culture; but there was more, the countenance of one fairly staggering under a burden of disappoint..
A simple shepherd witnesses angels announcing Jesus' birth, but finds he is an outcast for speaking of the event. For three decades he is plagued by guilt, yet unsure what he’s supposed to do. Twice he meets the Messiah and is again shocked and awed as he begins to recognize his role in God's plan. An encounter with an old enemy finally causes him to commit to a key role in early Christianity.
Brilliant government scientist Richard Seaton discovers a remarkable faster-than-light fuel that will power his interstellar spaceship, The Skylark. His ruthless rival, Marc DuQuesne, and the sinister World Steel Corporation will do anything to get their hands on the fuel. They kidnap Seaton's fiancée and friends, unleashing a furious pursuit and igniting a burning desire for revenge that will propel The Skylark across the galaxy and back.
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This time it is the son of Tarzan, the young Lord Greystoke, who leads us away from the sheltered shores of 19th century England, back to the primitive jungle. Young Lord Greystoke quickly asserts his natural authority in the jungle the way an heir-apparent might ascend a throne but not without a few painful learnings. Accepted by his fellow primates, they rename him, Korak “the killer.” He is as powerful as he is clever. Though his transformation is successful, i..
In 1777, pioneers were faced with displaced Native Americans, and marauding white men who preyed upon settlers. But Lewis Wetzel, a great frontiersman, became their protector, known as "the Spirit of the Border." He was also known as "Deathwind" to the Ohio Valley Indians, Armed only with his long rifle and knife, he heads out on a one-man rampage to stop the bloody border wars, to face down Chief Wingenund and to avenge the brutal missiona..
Dust storms, rabbit drives, hobo camps, and riding on freight trains were all a part of life for many throughout the Midwest during the Great Depression. Polio and many other diseases had not yet been conquered and the huge dust storms that killed livestock and ruined crops also caused life-threatening respiratory ailments, such as asthma and pneumonia. In the spring of 1935, thirteen-year-old Brady Foster's family is forced to leave their "dusted out" wheat far..
The Outcasts, a ragged band of teenagers, search for a place of peace on a planet of chaos. Danger lies in every shadow, and the fragile thread that holds them together threatens to fall apart. A powerful, faceless army pursues them, as well as a special breed of creature both mysterious and lethal.
Hiding in the Font of Knowledge, the Outcasts encounter new friends and old enemies. But nothing is simple or clear in this ravaged world. How can they know whom to trust..
The Swiss Family Robinson recounts the adventures of a father, mother, and four sons marooned on a tropical island. The story unfolds beginning with the tragic storm that claims their ship and the lives of the captain and crew, continuing with their own harrowing battle with the elements and dangerous landing on the remote island shore, and onward through their ingenious use of the materials at hand to survive. They encounter adventure after adventure, with discovery followin..
Jules Verne achieved a triumph when his imagination, fired by Rudolph Wyss’ “The Swiss Family Robinson,” was impelled to carry the story a step farther in “The Castaways of the Flag.” An island was ever his spiritual home; and no one was ever happier upon one. “The Castaways of the Flag” is a satisfactory sequel to “The Swiss Family Robinson” because it is the production of Jules Verne, an original genius, set in motion by..
The setting of the novel is the 1880s in the Badlands of Dakota Territory along the Little Missouri River. There is great excitement in the town of Medora (North Dakota) as young Theodore Roosevelt from New York plunges into the ranching business at the same time that a wealthy Frenchman, the Marquis de Mores, is investing three million dollars into building a slaughterhouse and the new town of Medora (named after his red haired wife). Three young wranglers, Val Steffanson, a..
Kansas Territory in the late 1850s. Jonathan and Ellen Ware have immigrated to the area from their farm in Illinois with thirteen-year-old Christy Ware and her two older brothers. The Wares are only one of the families that will soon be caught up in the burning issue of slavery with raids from the Border Ruffians out of Missouri and John Brown's small army devoted to ending slavery and helping runaways to escape to the north. To aid and abet a runaway slave is a crime tha..
Amidst the majestic beauty of 1857 Utah, the members of one secluded religious group claim to want nothing more than to practice their beliefs without persecution. Yet among them are many who engage in secret vows, and brutal acts of atonement...all in the name of God. But one young woman, Hannah McClary, dares to question the truth behind the shroud.
Soon Hannah and the young man she loves--Lucas Knight, who has been trained from childhood to kill on behalf o..