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The Young Fur Traders

Follows the adventures of a young man called Charles Kennedy. Loosely autobiographical account of Ballantyne’s own time with the Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada. Its success prompted a series of excellent stories of adventure for the young with which this prolific Scottish author’s name is popularly associated. In the very center of the great continent […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction

Post Haste

This tale is founded chiefly on facts furnished by the Postmaster-General’s Annual Reports, and gathered, during personal intercourse and investigation, at the General Post-Office of London and its Branches. It is intended to illustrate–not by any means to exhaust–the subject of postal work, communication, and incident throughout the Kingdom. Genre: Fiction


Genre: Fiction

Jarwin and Cuffy

Excerpt: “In all the wide expanse of ocean that surrounded that island, there was nothing visible save one small, solitary speck on the far-off horizon. It might have been mistaken for a seagull, but it was in reality a raft—a mass of spars and planks rudely bound together with ropes. A boat’s mast rose from […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction

The Coral Island

Three boys, fifteen-year-old Ralph Rover (the narrator), eighteen-year-old Jack Martin and fourteen-year-old Peterkin Gay, are the sole survivors of a shipwreck on the coral reef of a large but uninhabited Polynesian island. At first their life on the island is idyllic; food, in the shape of fruits, fish and wild pigs, is plentiful, and using […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction

The Norsemen in the West

A tale of adventure and evangelism, Ballantyne transforms into engaging historical fiction the well-known facts of the Icelandic Saga–stories of exploration and adventure, blessed marriage, alternating turmoil and peace with indigenous people–all sprinkled with delightful and humorous stories of day-to-day life surrounding the first European ground breaking in America. The Norsemen in the West carries […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Historical

The Dog Crusoe and His Master

Who doesn’t like a story that involves a great dog and his young master and friends? In this book you will share their action packed journey and adventures as they wander through the Western prairies with a mission to bring peace between the white population and the assorted Indian tribes. They face many perils and […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction

Erling the Bold

This is a tale of a Sea-rover, or Viking as they’re called. In the author’s own words, “The present tale is founded chiefly on the information conveyed in that most interesting work by Snorro Sturleson “The Heimskringla, or Chronicles of the Kings of Norway.” It is translated from the Icelandic. On perceiving the intention of […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Historical

Martin Rattler

The story of Martin Rattler, a mischievous boy with a good heart who mistakenly ends up on the ship Firefly, headed to the South Seas. With his friend Barney O’Flannagan, Martin escape pirates, survives a shipwreck, and explores South America in one adventure after another. Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction