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Philosopher Jack

By: R.M. Ballantyne
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Philosopher Jack" is a captivating adventure novel written by R. M. Ballantyne, a renowned 19th-century Scottish author known for his thrilling tales for young readers. This story centers around the life of Jack Martin, a spirited and also curious young boy growing up in a coastal village. Jack's insatiable thirst for knowledge and love for nature lead him on a series of exciting escapades. His inquisitive mind and also keen observations make him the "philosopher" of the village, earning him the affectionate nickname "Philosopher Jack." As the narrative unfolds, Jack's adventures take him on a voyage to distant lands which that where he encounters various cultures and landscapes. Along the way, he befriends diverse characters and experiences the challenges and wonders of the world, showcasing his resilience and other adaptability. The novel beautifully weaves themes of exploration, friendship, and personal growth, as Jack's curiosity and wisdom mature over time. Through encounters with danger and the unknown, he learns valuable life lessons and discovers the true meaning of courage and compassion. "Philosopher Jack" is a delightful coming-of-age story that celebrates the wonders of nature and the power of the human spirit.

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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: 122Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359396036
  • ISBN-13:9789359396033
  • Item Weight: 183g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 7.14mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical