While dealing with death and destruction for the first time, Malao, the youngest of the Five Ancestors and the master of the monkey fighting style, is adopted by a troop of monkeys led by a one-eyed albino and hears rumors of a mysterious recluse called the Monkey King who looks and acts like him.
In a story inspired by the father character in Little Women and drawn from the journals and letters of Louisa May Alcott's father Bronson, a man leaves behind his family to serve in the Civil War and finds his marriage and beliefs profoundly challenged by his experiences. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
Young Anna Frith, a vicar's maid, is faced with the loss of her family, the disintegration of her local community, and a passionate, illicit love as she and her village confront the horrors of the plague, in a historical novel based on real-life events in seventeenth-century England. A first novel. Reprint.
Having stowed away on famed explorer Ernest Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, before it set sail for the Antarctic, eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow's exciting journey becomes a life-and-death experience after the ship is sank by the crushing force of the ice and the surviving crew is forced to use all their combined wit, skill, and courage to stay alive.
With the knights of England headed to the Holy Land to fight King Richard's Crusade, Will and his trusty stead, Hosanna, leave behind Ellie to fight, but only time will tell if Will has what it takes to become a brave and noble knight.
Left destitute following her mother's death, a teenage Anne Bonny exchanges her petticoats and heads for the Bahamas, masquerading as a man named Bonn to take a job as a sailor under the command of Calico Jack Rackham, a notorious pirate, in a lyrical fictional portrait of the legendary exploits of the eighteenth-century, Irish-born woman pirate. Reader's Guide included. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Hoping to build new lives for herself and her troubled young daughter, Dinah, Tessie, a young widow, returns to Florida and to the place where she and her late husband had spent their honeymoon, building an all-new family from the people living at the crossroads, the designated rest stop for the passenger train connecting New York with Miami.
In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief utilizes the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief uses the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.
Presents a fictionalized account of the travels of Benjamin, a Jewish man from Tudela, Spain, who, in 1159, set out on a fourteen-year-long journey that took him to Italy, Greece, Palestine, Persia, China, Egypt, and Sicily.
When evil strikes the land six thousand years ago, twelve-year-old Tourak and his faithful wolf-cub are forced into a perilous journey to take on the destructive force and, with the help and guidance of strange characters along the way, find a way to change the horrific outcome the world seemed destined to endure.
When the war hits her hometown in Cherbourg, France, Suzanne David is faced with a dose of reality and so while training and traveling in her attempt to become an opera singer, she decides to take on the role as a secret courier for the French Resistance to help put an end to the war and invasion of her nation.