United States

The Stubborn Mare
On a savagely cold night in the mountains of Montana, a painfully injured mare and a runaway 16-year-old named Andy “Smith” enter the solitary life of Justin Allan. In his anxiety over the black horse, Justin ignores the mystery surrounding the quiet boy with the remarkable gift for working with...Read more
The five Mitchell children are based on the author's own family. In the first of three books about their adventures, Daddy has just gone off to World War II. One of his final words to his daughter Joan is, No dogs! She would dearly love such a pet, but life is full and so many new friends-pets as...Read more
The Lost Wagon
For years, Joe Tower has worked in servitude in the Missouri farm country—first for five years to his grudging father-in-law; then as a hired man working to save a little for his own place; and now in the 1850’s on a small farm owned more by the bank than by him. When he catches a glimpse of...Read more
The Frosty Filly
Frances D’Affrey, twelve years old, had been abruptly transplanted from England to New York City after the death of her father in World War II. Now, desperate to escape from Aunt Letitia, her unwilling and unloving guardian, she dresses in boy’s clothing and runs off in search of a friend of her...Read more
The Black Tiger
Man-killer—the unfavorable tag too often assigned by racing drivers and crews alike to an innovative car that has not yet been fully tested and tried on the hot asphalt of the race track. In the road race circuit of the western United States of the late 1950’s, there aren’t many such prototype cars...Read more
Wisconsin farm life in the Latsch Valley of the 1930’s comes alive through the eyes of imaginative Anna Rose—a five-year-old girl who can’t wait to catch up with her four older siblings. While Anna Rose impatiently waits for the longed-for start of school, her days are filled with family work—...Read more
Red-Dog Center
After years of continued mediocrity, Van Buren College, never known for its prowess on the football field, has finally reached a tipping point. In a time when Nuclear Disarmament and World Peace are the watchwords, Mr. Farnsworth, chancellor of the small Missouri school, believes that the human...Read more
Polly Kent Rides West
On April 5, 1849 a wagon train is ready to leave Rock Island, Illinois, heading for California in search of gold. Among these hopeful pioneers—but ostracized because the train will take no women—is a young woman from Wabash River, below Terre Haute, traveling alone with her own light wagon. Polly...Read more
One Week of Danger
“Are they going to kill us?” Jem asked Dave. He had reason to be afraid. The two 12-year-olds had been able to warn their village of the Shawnee raid, only to be captured themselves by the warriors. It is the year 1788, and the boys, who had journeyed to Kentucky from Virginia with their families...Read more
First Farm in the Valley
Six-year-old Anna Pellowski’s older siblings, Jacob, Franciszek, Barney, Mary and Pauline are exposed to English at school, but only Polish is spoken at home. The younger children—Anna, Julian, Anton barely know a word of their new country’s language, but then neither do many of their neighbors...Read more