For Boys

“Here is one set aside for greatness!” With these prophetic words did Pope Leo IV anoint the four-year-old Prince Alfred, youngest son of Ethelwulf, King of Wessex in England. Deeply influenced from childhood by his brother Ethelred and their wise tutor Bishop Swithin, Alfred became both a scholar...Read more
Alvin Fernald Foreign Trader
Alvin Fernald’s “Magnificent Brain” has a life of its own. In fact, somehow or other it has come up with the winning grand prize recipe in a candy-making contest—and no one, including Alvin, can figure out quite how it happened. Now, as guests of the Kitchenmate Appliance Company, Alvin, his friend...Read more
Arrow Messenger
After being ridiculed by other boys in his Mongolian village, Dashan, nearly fourteen years old, is anxiously considering his chances for entering warrior training. Just at that moment, a messenger racing through the settlement makes Dashan resolve that he will be not only a warrior but also an...Read more
Backfield Twins
Neil and Ray Kilbourn are a familiar sight on the stately and storied campus of Bushnell College. They are also equally recognizable as Numbers 33 and 35 on the football field, carrying the ball and crashing aside would-be tacklers for the Pioneers. Affectionately known as the ‘Touchdown Twins,’...Read more
Big John's Secret
Mystery surrounds the young peasant boy known as Big John. Raised during the strife-filled days of the reign of King John of England, his life is one day changed when a knight says, in passing, “You remind me of someone—someone I once knew and loved.” It is from “Old Marm,” the herb woman, that...Read more
Big League Busher
College players are breaking into the big leagues of baseball far faster than ever before. These so-called Bonus Babies, spared the grueling climb through the minor leagues, enjoy immediate access to the glitz, glamour and wealth that accompany the storied teams of America’s national pastime. Press...Read more
Black Tiger at Le Mans
Woody and Mary Jane are now married. Woody is working full-time at the Black Tiger Agency which is doing a good business selling and racing the innovative Italian-manufactured car. Wanting to please his wife, Woody has given up driving in the races himself—with predictable results. A naturally...Read more
Charles Carroll and the American Revolution
Charles Carroll was one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. This wealthy young landowner not only played a key role in founding the United States of America, but a surprising one. He was Catholic. In Maryland, laws prohibited Catholics from all aspects of public life including...Read more
Crazy Legs McBain
Hal McBain has always been the underdog. Growing up in the shadow of his cousin, star-athlete Lance McCabe, Hal and his widowed mother scraped along with the little they had—with occasional, grudging help from his wealthy uncle. Hal enters Buell College with a warning from that same uncle echoing...Read more
Door to the North
In 1360 AD, King Magnus Eirikson rules over a united Sweden and Norway—a Christian Scandinavia. Dark rumor has reached the king that the colonies in Greenland have fallen back into pagan ritual, along with an alarming report that the inhabitants of the Western Settlement have mysteriously...Read more