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15-year-old Leo is an orphan being raised in an abbey in the days of King Richard the Lionhearted. He knows nothing of his parentage and has little hope for a future outside the familiar but sometimes restrictive monastery walls. Under the firm and loving hand of Abbot Michael, Leo has been well...Read more
Prisoners in the Snow
There is more than frost in the air one early spring day in the Austrian Alps. Twelve-year-old twins Toni and Trudi are shoveling a path from their mountain farm to the road—through what they hope is the year’s last snowfall—when they see a red airplane beating away against the blue sky. Suddenly,...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
Pegeen
Young Pegeen, one of the good friends Francie made on his trip around the Emerald Isle, has just lost her Grannie. When she is told that she can't stay on alone in the small mountain cottage, Pegeen remembers Francie's promise to come for her someday. With Fr. Kelly's help she writes to the O'...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
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
Long Rifle Vanguard
E.H.Staffelbach’s third book in this series concerned the pioneer expedition to Oregon of 1832. His second, using several of the same characters, concentrated on the struggle to bring Texas into the Union. In this third and final book he returns to Oregon: it is spring 1843 and preparations are...Read more
For Texas and Freedom
In this second of three stories in his series about the westward growth of the United States, E. H. Staffelbach picks up the tale of Pierre Garonne as he and his friends enter the fight to wrest Texas from the threat of a Mexican takeover by the dictator Santa Anna. Though born in New Orleans of...Read more
Following The Phoenix
Rafael le Marre collects three companions whom he leads on an adventurous journey from Paris to Letzenstein. The Revolution of February, 1848, has erupted in France. Paul and Christie, both English, and Jeanne d'Estel of Valmay, have concerns of their own to pursue. But when the generous-hearted...Read more
Enemy Brothers
British airman Dym Ingleford is convinced that the young German prisoner, Max Eckermann, is his brother Anthony who was kidnapped years before. Raised in the Nazi ideology, Tony has by chance tumbled into British hands. Dym has brought him back, at least temporarily, to the family he neither...Read more