G.A. Henty Novels have been a wonderful addition to our family's library.
Our oldest boy has been reading these novels for the last couple of years and gives them rave reviews. They are appropriate for all young people ~ not just boys.
One thing I really like about this author's work is his attention to historical detail ~ Austin has learned many historical facts without "studying". Henty also portrays accurately the consequences to actions whether good or bad ~ the main characters generally make good choices.
Overall, the reading experience is simultaneously educational, interesting, and challenging. Recommended for those who are seeking an advanced reading experience. Don't let the cost deter you ~ I believe many libraries have copies for loan. If your local library doesn't have them available, you might request they purchase some for their shelves.
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