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"Freaks On The Fells"

By: R.M. Ballantyne
Published By: Double9 Books
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Freaks on the Fells' is an enhanced adventure novel written by R.M. Ballantyne. Set in the picturesque Lake District region of England, the story revolves around the experiences of two young boys, Frank and Gerard, as they embark on a thrilling journey. The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of the beautiful yet treacherous fells, where the boys' courage and resourcefulness are put to the test. They encounter various challenges, including wild animals, treacherous terrain, and unexpected dangers lurking in the wilderness. As they navigate through these perils, Frank and Gerard form an unbreakable bond of friendship and learn valuable lessons about bravery, resilience, and the importance of trust. Through their escapades, the author highlights the wonders of nature and instills a sense of appreciation for the untamed wilderness. This novel is a timeless tale of exploration and self-discovery, appealing to readers of all ages. It captures the spirit of adventure and reminds us of the strength we can find within ourselves when faced with adversity.

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R.M. Ballantyne

R. M. Ballantyne was a Scottish writer of young adult literature who produced more than a hundred books between 24 April 1825 and 8 February 1894. He was also a skilled artist; some of his watercolors were on display at the Royal Scottish Academy. The ninth of ten children and youngest son of Alexander Thomson Ballantyne (1776-1847) and his wife Anne, Ballantyne was born in Edinburgh on April 24, 1825. (1786-1855). Robert's uncle James Ballantyne (1772-1833) was Sir Walter Scott's printer, and Alexander worked as a newspaper editor and printer in the family business "Ballantyne & Co" based at Paul's Works on the Canongate. The family is documented to have resided at 20 Fettes Row in Edinburgh's northern New Town in 1832-1833. The Ballantyne printing company collapsed the next year with debts of £130,000 as a result of a UK-wide banking crisis, which caused a decrease in the family's finances. Ballantyne moved to Canada at the age of 16 and worked for the Hudson's Bay Company for five years. He traveled by canoe and sleigh to the regions that are now the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec to trade with the local First Nations and Native Americans for furs; these experiences served as the inspiration for his book The Young Fur Traders.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 192 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 935939243X
  • ISBN-13: 9789359392431
  • Item Weight: 230.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.8 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish ,Fiction / Family Life,Fiction / Historical