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Across Texas

Across Texas By Edward Sylvester Ellis Edward Sylvester Ellis was born in Geneva, Ohio, in 1840. He attended the State Normal School of New Jersey, and while he was just a boy, he began teaching. He would later become a school principal and superintendent of schools in Trenton. In 1860 he published his most successful book, Seth Jones, or the Captive of the Frontier. Its sudden and immense success caused him to abandon teaching and pursue a writing career. Edward Ellis specialized in boys' stories, inspirational biography, and history for both children and adults. He was a major author during the "dime novel" era of inexpensive fiction of the nineteenth century. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Bob Burton; Or, the Young Ranchman of the Missouri .

Horatio Alger Jr. January 13, 1832 - July 18, 1899) was an American writer, best known for his many young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on the United States during the Gilded Age.All of Alger's juvenile novels share essentially the same theme, known as the "Horatio Alger myth" a teenage boy works hard to escape poverty. Often it is not hard work that rescues the boy from his fate but rather some extraordinary act of bravery or honesty. The boy might return a large sum of lost money or rescue someone from an overturned carriage. This brings the boy-and his plight-to the attention of a wealthy individual.Alger secured his literary niche in 1868 with the publication of his fourth book, Ragged Dick, the story of a poor bootblack's rise to middle-class respectability. This novel was a huge success. His many books that followed were essentially variations on Ragged Dick and featured casts of stock characters: the valiant hard-working, honest youth, the noble mysterious stranger, the snobbish youth, and the evil, greedy squire.In the 1870s, Alger's fiction was growing stale. His publisher suggested he tour the American West for fresh material to incorporate into his fiction. Alger took a trip to California, but the trip had little effect on his writing: he remained mired in the tired theme of "poor boy makes good." The backdrops of these novels, however, became the American West rather than the urban environments of the northeastern United States.

Boy Scouts on the Open Plains Or, the Round-Up Not Ordered

George Harvey Ralphson was a writer of juvenile adventure books in the early 20th century. He was best known for his "Boy Scout" series of adventures. He was one of the first American Boy Scouts Masters.

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz" by Lyman Frank Baum is a classic children's novel. When Dorothy falls underground in an earthquake, she ends up in the magical Land of Oz and makes friends with a Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and more!

Frank at Don Carlos ? Rancho

Reproduction of the original: Frank at Don Carlos ? Rancho by Harry Castlemon

The Adventure Girls at K Bar O

In this exciting tale for younger audiences, a group of six fun-loving friends get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend a vacation on a ranch in Arizona. Before long, they're confidently riding on horseback through the desert , but myriad dangers are lurking in the desolate landscape.

The Boy Ranchers at Spur Creek; Or, Fighting the Sheep Herders

This is Willard F. Baker's 1923 Western novel for children, "The Boy Ranchers at Spur Creek". Part of "The Boy Ranchers" series, it centres around the exciting adventures of a young rancher-cum-detective in the American Old West. This novel is sure to inspire the minds of young readers today as it did when first published, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of classic Western literature. Other novels by this author include: "Bob Dexter And The Beacon Beach Mystery" (1925), "Bob Dexter And The Aeroplane Mystery" (1930), and "The Boy Ranchers On The Trail" (1921). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of Western fiction.

The Boy Ranchers in Death Valley; Or, Diamond X and the Poison Mystery

"The Boy Ranchers in Death Valley" is a children's Western novel by author Willard F. Baker. Part of "The Boy Ranchers" series, it follows the exploits of young cowboy-cum-detective in the American Old West. An exciting story of mystery and daring-do, "The Boy Ranchers in Death Valley" would make for perfect bedtime reading and is not to be missed by collectors of classic Western fiction. Other novels by this author include: "Bob Dexter And The Beacon Beach Mystery" (1925), "Bob Dexter And The Aeroplane Mystery" (1930), and "The Boy Ranchers On The Trail" (1921). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of Western fiction. This book was first published in 1928.

The Boy Ranchers; Or, Solving the Mystery at Diamond X

"The Boy Ranchers" is a Western novel by author Willard F. Baker. This is the first book in Baker's "The Boy Ranchers" series, which centres around the exploits of a young boy with a proclivity for detective work in the American Old West. A charming tale of mystery and adventure, "The Boy Ranchers" is ideal bedtime reading and would make for a fantastic addition to any family collection. Other novels by this author include: "Bob Dexter And The Beacon Beach Mystery" (1925), "Bob Dexter And The Aeroplane Mystery" (1930), and "The Boy Ranchers On The Trail" (1921). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of Western fiction. This book was first published in 1921.

The Rover Boys on the Plains; Or, the Mystery of Red Rock Ranch (Dodo Press)

Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930) was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was an American publisher and writer of books for children. He wrote 150 books himself, and created the most famous of the series books for juveniles, including the Rover Boys (1899 and after), Bobbsey Twins (1904), Tom Swift (1910), Hardy Boys (1927), and Nancy Drew (1930) series, among others. Stratemeyer pioneered the technique of producing long-running, consistent series of books using a team of freelance authors to write standardised novels, which were published under a pen name owned by his company. Through his Stratemeyer Syndicate, founded in 1906, Stratemeyer produced short plot summaries for the novels in each series, which he sent to other writers who completed the story. Stratemeyer s series were also innovative in that they were intended purely as entertainment, with little of the moral lessons or educational intent found in most other popular fiction of the early twentieth century. Stratemeyer s series included, besides the famous ones, many that are now forgotten except by collectors: The Motor Boys (1906), Honey Bunch (1923), The Blythe Girls (1925) and Bomba the Jungle Boy (1926).