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American History: Volume III—The Southern Colonies

American History: Volume III—The Southern Colonies

By Jacob Abbott. Part three of an eight part series on the history of America from its earliest times through to the age of George Washington, told by master storyteller… Read more »

American History: Volume II—Discovery of America

American History: Volume II—Discovery of America

By Jacob Abbott. Part two of an eight part series on the history of America from its earliest times through to the age of George Washington, told by master storyteller… Read more »

American History: Volume I—Aboriginal America

American History: Volume I—Aboriginal America

By Jacob Abbott.  Part one of an eight part series on the history of America from its earliest times through to the age of George Washington, told by master storyteller… Read more »

Stories from the Faerie Queen Told to the Children

Stories from the Faerie Queen Told to the Children

By Jeanie Lang. A masterful retelling of the major stories contained in Edmund Spenser’s classic English epic poem, The Faerie Queen. This work is based on the original 1590 book… Read more »

Stories from the Odyssey Told to the Children

Stories from the Odyssey Told to the Children

By Jeanie Lang. A masterful retelling of The Odyssey, written especially for younger readers. This book provides a perfect introduction to the storyline contained in the famous classic work, starting… Read more »

Stories from the Iliad, or the Siege of Troy Told to the Children

Stories from the Iliad, or the Siege of Troy Told to the Children

By Jeanie Lang. A masterful retelling of the story of the siege of Troy, as contained in The Iliad. Written especially for younger readers, this book provides a perfect introduction to… Read more »

The Story of Robert the Bruce

The Story of Robert the Bruce

By Jeanie Lang. A classic work originally directed at younger readers dealing with the life and achievements of King Robert I of Scotland (1274–1329), popularly known as Robert the Bruce. One of… Read more »

Stories of William Tell and His Friends Told to the Children

Stories of William Tell and His Friends Told to the Children

By H. E. Marshall. The legend of William Tell takes on new meaning in this wonderful retelling by master storyteller H. E. Marshall. William Tell is the folk hero of… Read more »

Knights of Art

Knights of Art

By Amy Steedman. Originally written for younger readers as an introduction to the world of the Italian Renaissance, this classic work takes the reader on an exciting personal tour of… Read more »

The Pilgrim’s Progress Told to the Children

The Pilgrim’s Progress Told to the Children

By Mary MacGregor. Based on the original work by John Bunyan, this masterful retelling in simplified format contains all the essential ingredients of this seventeenth century Christian allegory. Regarded as one of… Read more »

The Story of Saint Christopher and The Story of Saint Cuthbert

The Story of Saint Christopher and The Story of Saint Cuthbert

By Mary MacGregor. Two beautifully-written retellings of the legend of St. Christopher—which is largely allegorical—and of the real-life story of St. Cuthbert, one of the most important early Medieval Christian… Read more »

The Life of the Spider

The Life of the Spider

By Jean-Henri Fabre. Written by the founding father of the science of modern entomology, this work remains one of the standard studies of the lifestyle, habits, mating ceremonies, and astonishing… Read more »

The Country of the Dwarfs

The Country of the Dwarfs

By Paul du Chaillu. The fifth classic study of African wildlife, culture, and native tribes as they existed in the mid-1800s, written by the first European explorer to confirm the… Read more »

My Apingi Kingdom

My Apingi Kingdom

By Paul du Chaillu. The fourth classic study of African wildlife, culture, and native tribes as they existed in the mid-1800s, written by the first European explorer to confirm the… Read more »

Lost in the Jungle

Lost in the Jungle

By Paul du Chaillu. The third classic study of African wildlife, culture, and native tribes as they existed in the mid-1800s, written by the first European explorer to confirm the… Read more »

Richard II

Richard II

By Jacob Abbot. The story of King Richard II of England (1367–1400, reigned 1377 to 1399), as told by master storyteller Jacob Abbott. A son of the famous Edward, the Black… Read more »

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