How about novels about Indians? May be you read them under the blanket and imagined yourself to be the part of those adventure stories?
Now it’s time to get to know some of them better! In this book you will find biographies of 15 great Indians who left their traces in lives of many people, not only Indian tribes, but also white ones. You will not regret, these are not boring biographies, from the pages of this book real heroes will look at you.
In 1296, after crushing the Scottish forces, Edward I proclaimed himself King of Scotland. A gifted heroic William Wallace led the people in a rebellion to set his homeland free from new terrible, cruel ruler; later, in 1306, Robert the Bruce continued the Wallace's battle and claimed the crown of Scotland. This novel relates of the deeds of these young, strong and persistent heroes, skillfully interweaving the fictitious characters, Archie Forbes and Marjory Kerr, in the exact historical context.
The book, written by George Alfred Henty, a prolific English novelist of the 19th century, can with certainty be recommend to anyone aged 10 and up.
The novel of P. G. Wodehouse is actually a collection of short stories, connected by common line of narration. The main character, unfortunate Archie, finds himself in a situation of a growing up conflict with his short of temper and rigid father-in-law, millionaire Mr. Brewster. With all this going on, every Archie’s false step turns round to be a good fortune. So, with the help of his charming wife Lucille, he makes himself career out of series of disasters. Scenes and characters, alternating each other in a cheerful bustle, won’t let readers to be bored, but captivated by irresistible humorous style on writing.
The book of Swedish explorer and writer Algot Lange tells about an incredible journey full of death dangers. After several months of harassing severities in jungle the hero, starving and dying of fever, finds himself in a village of the Mangeroma tribe. The cannibals, fortunately, don’t take him for an enemy and let him live, restore to health and return to the civilization. Let alone the plot, this book is a real documentary of the Amazon jungle, its flora, fauna and even the voice and scent. Colorful informative descriptions will make you ramble through the region together with the author, a keen observer and talented story-teller.
"Readers of the super hit LaHaye/Jenkins series will enjoy a different perspective on the end-times, as Sydney Watson's novel of Christ's return takes place in turn-of-the-century London. In this classic story, journalist Tom Hammond becomes the witness of the scandal rapture of the church and its consequences. Set in London, the language and style of writing are definitely from that time period, and interesting facts about horse-drawn cabs, lighting lanterns when they enter a house really make this book charming. Reading "In the Twinkling of An Eye" might become an incredible experience for some readers as they will learn many things about the second coming of Christ. If you like the currently popular "Left Behind" books, then you will certainly enjoy this book too.
A book by famous English writer and humorist, Jerome K. Jerome is a collection of essay, published in 1886. There’s hardly anyone who was left indifferent by reading his humorous stories. They return over and over again to some of Jerome’s books, as to an old good friend, who managed to keep the youth and cheerfulness in spite of the years. “The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow” are written in the same style as his famous “Three Men in a Boat”. At the heart of these sketches lies the anecdote genre, though the author skillfully generalizes particular situations to a typical picture of morals and manners.
In Desert and Wilderness is a brilliant novel of a Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, his only book written for youth. The action takes place in Africa, where two children, a Polish boy of 14 and an eight-year-old English girl, find themselves having been kidnapped by a group of Arabs. They are taken to an exhausting travel to the Sahara Desert, suffering from heat, thirst, hunger and poor treatment and being often abused; then live in the city ruined by war, poverty and diseases. Much more misfortunes expect them to try their staying power and fortitude.
This is tale of heroism, inspired by real events. Though juvenile, it’s a pleasant piece of literature
for all ages.
Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth - that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago. Her mother's shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside. But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben's throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen?
The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrends. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story?
Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham is the best at banishing entities trespassing in the mortal realm. But as the Thorn Land’s queen, she’s fast running out of ways to end the brutal war devastating her kingdom. Her only hope: the Iron Crown, a legendary object even the most powerful gentry fear…