Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote this “coming of age” novel about a buried treasure and the buccaneers who search for it. Originally published in the children’s magazine Young Folks between 1881–82 under the title Treasure Island or, The Mutiny of the Hispaniola with R.L. Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North. The adventure novel about finding pirate treasure has been made into various films. “X” marks the spot takes the young character Jim Hawkins on a truly strange journey, fraught with danger and life lessons.
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Henry Ketcham wrote this book in 1901, a mere 36 years after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Henry, a legislator himself, Henry Ketcham had quite a unique opportunity to write the book so close to President Lincoln’s life. He based much of his biography on firsthand information about this truly unique president.
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This anthology is an introduction to the work of American author, poet, editor and literary critic, Edgar Allan Poe. Poe’s tales of mystery and the macabre are famous today. Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. A little known fact about Edgar Allen Poe: he also wrote popular songs under an alias.
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