Facing Death and Swiss Family Robinson Bundle
Facing Death ~ The Hero of the Vaughn Pit Coal Mine ~ By G. A. Henty
Mr. Henty stated that this book was his own personal favorite, and the best among his books for boys! An orphan named Jack Simpson at the age of about 10 begins work in the coal mines. Full of excitement, the book relays a strike against the mine owners, a riot against the youth of the town, and one catastrophe after another, culminating in a deadly explosion. Our maturing hero discovers a way to escape from certain death in the mine and assumes the most dangerous actions needed to save himself and others.
The Swiss Family Robinson ~ By Johann David Wyss ~ Read by Jim Hodges
A huge storm hurls a ship against the rocks with the force of a hurricane. A father, mother and their four sons, abandoned by their now drowned crew, must carve out a new life for themselves on an uncharted island. Join them as they learn how to survive while battling the forces of nature. As the father says – “It was written for the instruction and amusement of my children. Children are, on the whole, very much alike everywhere, and you four lads fairly represent multitudes. It will make me happy to think that my simple narrative may lead some of these to observe…how good and pleasant a thing it is when brethren dwell together in unity, under the eye of parental love.”