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Joseph Haydn—a boy willing to skip recess to hear his teacher play violin—leaves home at age six to pursue proper music training. He travels to Vienna at age eight to be educated in the cathedral’s choir. While training there, Joseph indulges in his other great love: pranks. At thirteen he is an...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
In sparkling prose, the author retells Book One of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene for young readers. Celebrating the lost age of knights and chivalry, the story follows the young Redcrosse Knight as he faces a series of trials that will bring him to the final task laid upon him by the Fairy...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
Devastated by losses in both livestock and crops on the Kansas prairie in the late 1870's, Steve and his parents push farther west to Colorado for a fresh beginning. The raw nature of the landscape and wildlife—still untamed by developing trains and canals—captivates Steve. Yet the consequent lack...Read more
High in the Samnium Mountains of southern Italy, Chloé, daughter of a Roman patrician and his Greek wife, lives as a slave. The mysterious and tragic story of Chloé's birth is told and retold to her by her fellow-slave Melissa, who served her mother and now cares for the young Chloé. But hatred for...Read more
Ten-year-old Kaatje’s lively but impulsive nature catapults her into various mishaps and is a source of annoyance to her older brother, Karel. Leaving their neat Netherlands' home and dressed up in traditional Dutch costumes, she and Karel travel down the local canal with the rest of their...Read more
Wailing sirens and clanging church bells awaken Dirk, Klaas and the rest of the Van Rossem family. The brothers stumble out of bed into knee deep water and hear the cry all Hollanders dread: “Dike gave way! Dike gave way! Get to your attics!” Diving from the attic window, 17-year-old Klaas braves...Read more
In this last book in the trilogy about Gabrielle Allan, the reader finds Gay and her Great-Aunt Belle about to start a new life in a setting far different from their much-loved Drovers Road. The sheep station of Cape Lost is now Gay’s responsibility and, despite her three years’ study at the Massey...Read more