United States

As the American Revolution rages, fourteen-year-old Will Hawkins returns from school in Staunton to find his “Over-Mountain” home of Watauga, North Carolina, interspersed with traitorous Tories and raiding Indians. The rest of the North Carolinians have proved indifferent to their Over-Mountain...Read more
The Glen Hazard boys—Dale Gillow, Vester Lane, and Sadler Jones—return from a camping trip with Vester’s older brother Chadburn to find the Lane family uprooted from their home on Red Hill. Vester and Chad’s sister, Thelma, left alone at the house, had been run off by Government men who promised to...Read more
When Jason Potter’s older brother Eph heads off to join the Ohio militia under General Harrison’s command, Jason goes with him. It is the fall of 1812, and General Harrison is preparing to lead his men in a campaign against the combined forces of Chief Tecumseh and British General Proctor in the...Read more
Recently voted into the Union, the Kansas Territory of 1855 has the power to decide whether it will be "free" or "slave." Webb Morse's father, unwilling to simply donate to the cause of freedom, uproots his family from their comfortable Boston home to fight from the center of the Free State...Read more
Jim’s restless older brother Reuben is always chasing a new scheme to make money in America of the 1890’s. But fourteen-year-old Jim determines to find a way to stay on the Arkansas prairie. Moving to the prairie years ago had been Reuben’s first venture to make his fortune. The land was advertised...Read more
The year is 1774 and Nathanael Greene is a born-and-raised, peace-loving Quaker, running his family's forge and expected to take his place as an important member of the Society of Friends, just as his father before him. But as the tensions between the colonists and the British increase, Greene...Read more
Thirteen-year-old Lars Olsen experiences Dakota Territory’s harsh living conditions in the 1880’s, with its summers’ sweeping prairie fires and winters’ bone-chilling blizzards. But he also believes in the land’s potential of being good farm country. As drought causes a second year’s loss of wheat...Read more
Mark Wallace’s livelihood, crew, and life are in peril as his mailboat, the Alaskan, heads for churning waters funneling between rocky shores—with a disabled engine. Discovering sabotage, Mark repairs the Diesel in time to right their course and score one more victory in his three-year war against...Read more
It’s going to be “the biggest hoss race in the world!” Homesteaders are set to race on horseback, in gigs and wagons, and even by train to stake their claim in the Cherokee Strip, the last bit of Oklahoma Territory opened for settlement in 1893. Nearly one hundred thousand settlers will...Read more
Sixteen-year-old Lon Cope wants to be like his father, Jess, working among the mining engineers exploring and developing the huge Alaska Territory of the 1920's. When Jess Cope, as superintendent, is blamed for the Board of Directors’ shutdown of a gold mine, the mine is branded “Cope’s Swindle.”...Read more