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 kil..
"The Virginian's pistol came out, and his hand lay on the table, holding it unaimed. With a voice as gentle as ever, a voice that sounded almost like a caress, drawling a very little more than usual so that there was almost a space between each word he issued orders to the man Trampas: "When you call me that, smile!" And he looked at Trampas across the table. Yes, the voice was gentle. But in my ears it seemed as if somewhere the bell of death was ringing; ..
Landon Snow and his sisters are falling headlong into another fantastic adventure. But they're not alone. This time, a strange boy named Max has slipped into the parallel world with the Snows. Transported to the Igneus Forest, the children discover that the elfish people of Wonderwood are enslaved by the evil Arcans. Landon's mission is to free the valley folk and battle a dragon darker than the forest shadows. Will Landon Snow find the courage to quench the dragon..
One man against the basic energy of the universe, unleashed in ravening fury that was “Storm” Cloud. Unique was the only way to describe him, yet alone in his single-handed battle. The appalling destructiveness of a loose atomic vortex could be canceled out only by destroying the vortex itself. While not even the most massive and modern of electronic computers could figure out how to destroy a loose vortex, “Storm” Cloud could and did. To Galactic Civi..
You can laugh, cry, or smile while you listen to this collection of nostalgic stories of life in general – and perhaps, while doing so, you can recall your own cherished memories. Appearing in magazines and newspapers, the stories and poems written by James A. Nelson are reminiscent of his many life experiences and relationships he established through the years. His essays are windows to his soul, opinions forged by strong family values and mores.
Mr. Mole, Mr. Water Rat and Mr. Badger are just a few of the animals that assume the roles of people in this charming, pleasant story for listener of all ages. When Mr. Toad of Toad Hall comes on the scene and acquires a motor-car, the real fun begins. "Ho! Ho! I am the Toad, sit still and you shall know what driving really is, for you are in the hands of the famous, the skillful, the entirely fearless Toad!"
Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a prayerful pastor begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous New Age plot to subjugate the townspeople, and eventually the entire human race. The battle rages in the spirit world between Rafar, leading his legions from the world of darkness, and Tal, leading his army of angels. The battle is unseen by the townspeople but they feel its presence and the vorte..
Fresh out of a Defiance, Ohio, high school, Thomas Boyd (1898-1935) joined the Marines to serve his country in the patriotic heat of the spring of 1917. In 1919 he came home from the war with a Croix de Guerre and a desire to write. He joined the St. Paul News as a journalist and opened a bookstore, whose patrons included F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis. Through the Wheat appeared to immediate acclaim, with F. Scott Fitzgerald calling it a work of art and "arresti..
Mars is divided, as not one, but two princes and a Jeddak vie for the love of Thuvia of Ptarth. When she is mysteriously kidnapped, treachery threatens to throw Barsoom into a bloody war. Now Cathoris must follow in the footsteps of his famous father, John Carter. He must overcome phantom armies, dangerous spies and savage beasts in a heroic attempt to rescue not only his true love, but to save and reunite Mars.
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This is a 1935 dust-bowl saga of the Baldwin family's trip across a depression-torn country in an old model A towing a boat. They were trying to reach Oregon from Kansas. It was necessary to leave the family dog behind when he disappeared and could not be found. The hardships of the trip also is the telling of thirteen-year-old Cotton's painful growth into manhood and his family's proud determination to begin a new life in Oregon.
High-spirited young Tom Swift is off on another of his many exciting adventures. This time he's in search of gold in an underground lost city. Tom finds the lost city in a remote area of Mexico, and he finds the gold. Getting into the city was difficult for the adventurers, but when they try to get out, then their real adventure begins. Tom and his companions find themselves trapped in an underground city which contains as many traps and mazes as an Egyptian pyramid.