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Edward Sylvester Ellis – Dime Novel Author
The son of a famous hunter, Edward was a school teacher, journalist, and prolific author during the last part of the 1800′s.
His works are immeasurable because he wrote under various pseudonyms and pen names. Most of his books and articles were adventure stories for boys and historical biographies.
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In this story I have endeavored to take my young readers to one of our noblest rivers, and not only to make them share in the stirring experiences which are to be had on its waters, but also to make them feel something of the power of the wonderful history [...]Continue Reading →
Living stories about John Smith, the founding of Plymouth, and all the way to the signing of the Declaration of Independence!
Published in 1922, this living history book has several color and black and white illustrations.
Twenty seven captivating stories about Colonial America.
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For thirty years or more we have been gathering up these myths and legends. Sometimes a brief sentence or two of one would be heard in some wigwam—just enough to excite curiosity—then years would elapse ere the whole story could be secured. As the tribes had no written language, and the Indians had to depend [...]Continue Reading →
There lived a man named Kapoi, at Kahehuna, in Honolulu, who went one day to Kewalo to get some thatching for his house. On his way back he found some owl’s eggs, which he gathered together and brought home with him. In the evening he wrapped them in ti leaves [...]Continue Reading →
Interested in Native American history? This is a beautifully illustrated book that tells the story of Hawk Eye, a young Indian boy.
The text is probably geared towards elementary aged children as it reads like a small chapter book.
This book is in the public domain!
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In these days when even our skies are shadowed by wars and rumors of wars, it is fitting to remember what men and women and children of our blood have done in the past.
Daring tales from the Civil War! You have to love a book where the first story is about [...]Continue Reading →
Our family has really been enjoying this series by Mara Louise Pratt. The series starts with Columbus and the colonization of America and goes through the Civil War.
There are 4 volumes, each about 250 pages long. With great storytelling and plenty of illustrations, these books are great for confident readers. Or [...]Continue Reading →
Charlotte Mary Yonge was a prolific author during the late 1800′s. She wrote mostly novels, but also several history books for children.
One of those series was her “Aunt Charlotte’s stories” set of books. They are written in a relaxed, narrative style that [...]Continue Reading →