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Padre Pro: Mexican Hero
There are two doorways into the life of the gallant Mexican priest Padre Pro. One doorway begins at the end, during an intense period of anti-Catholicism in Mexico, in the high public drama of a daring young priest’s use of disguises and audacious risks to secretly carry communion to the faithful,...Read more
Casimir Pulaski is most remembered as the dashing Polish cavalry officer who aids the United States’ fight for independence with daring feats of courage and strategy. As a child, already a gifted horseman, he learns from his father Joseph Pulaski, a statesman and landowner, what it means to stand...Read more
Penelope Ellen
Lively, copper-curled Penelope Ellen Purvis has bravely but sadly waved goodbye to her beloved father and mother. Captain Purvis of the sailing ship Mercator has taken his wife on board with him and they will be gone a whole year. Penny is to stay in the New England town of Newburyport, where she...Read more
Tabitha Mary
A terrifying prospect lies on the horizon of a small orphan girl named Tabitha. Having been well-taught by two older Quaker ladies to be useful— and thrifty and sober and self-denying—Tabitha Mary is about to be taken in by a distant cousin and his wife notorious for their miserly ways. Happily, Mr...Read more
Red Sea Rescue
It is the ambition of 14-year-old Ibrahim to be a lighthouse-keeper just like his father, Abdul Hussein. Lighthouse Island, where he and his family live, is in a group of tiny islands in the Red Sea, some forty miles off the coast of Egypt. Ibrahim and his younger sister, Saa-la, are used to this...Read more
Fear in the Forest
There was only one way to make Ohio territory safe for the settlers, and that was to defeat the Indians. In the early 1790’s, both General Harmar and General St. Clair’s troops had tried and tragically failed, and now fear was running rampant along the Ohio Territory frontier. This nightmare...Read more
Good Old Archibald
In this amusing story—that is both slightly vintage and completely timeless— good old Ralph Jackson has deserted Brookfield School (his family has had to move to another city) just four weeks before the “picnic day” baseball game against the Lawson Lions. His buddies Trent, Wilmer and Harley are...Read more
Angel and Dragon
The adventures of Rafael le Marre and his friends continue. Catherine Ayre and her cousin Giles come to Letzenstein in the summer of 1849. Raf is settled in Xandeln with a crowd of orphans-but Giles, at least, is not impressed with his unconventional ways. After a terrorist bombing in which the...Read more
Nacar, The White Deer
A deep friendship springs up between a boy, who had lost his voice and his mother at the same tragic moment, and an ailing albino deer sent from China as a gift to the King of Spain. It is Lalo’s task to nurture the sick deer back to health in the mountains of Mexico so that he will be well enough...Read more
Mystery of the Hidden Face
It is 1963 and neither 11-year-old Jenny Lane nor her older brother, Jerry, had even been born at the time of the division of Germany after WW II. Yet when they unexpectedly become friends with a young, refugee artist from East Germany they feel some of the chill of that tragic split between the...Read more