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The Young Trailers A Story Of Early Kentucky

By: Joseph A. Altsheler
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Young Trailers" is a novel by American author Joseph A. Altsheler, published in 1907. The book is the first in a series of eight novels known as the "Young Trailers'' series. The story takes place in the late 18th century in Kentucky, a frontier region where settlers are struggling to establish homes and farms in the wilderness. The novel follows the adventures of a group of young pioneers, including 16-year-old Henry Ware and his friends Paul Cotter, Tom Ross, and Shif'less Sol Hyde. The group of friends sets out on a journey through the wilderness, facing challenges such as hostile Native American tribes, wild animals, and harsh weather conditions. Along the way, they meet other settlers, including a group of French explorers and a family of refugees from a Native American attack. Throughout the novel, the characters learn about survival in the wilderness, the importance of friendship, and the dangers of prejudice and hatred. The book also explores themes such as courage, loyalty, and determination.

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Joseph A. Altsheler

Joseph A. Altsheler was born on April 29, 1862, in Three Springs, Hart County, Kentucky, to Joseph and Louise Altsheler. He was a newspaper reporter, editor, and author of popular juvenile historical fiction. He wrote fifty novels and at least fifty-three short stories. Seven of his novels were in sequence.He worked as an editor at the Louisville Courier-Journal in 1885. In 1892, he started to work for New York World and then as the editor of the World's tri-weekly magazine. He wrote children's stories due to a lack of suitable stories.On May 30, 1880, Altsheler married Sarah Boles and had a son named Sidney. In 1914, during World War I Altsheler and his family were in Germany and they were forced to remain there.Altsheler died at the age of 57, on June 5, 1919, in New York. His wife, Sarah Boles died after 30 years. Their bodies are buried at the Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.Although each of the thirty-two novels constitutes an independent story, Altsheler suggested reading in sequence for each series (that is, he numbered the volumes). You can read the remaining eighteen novels in any order.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 196 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357484701
  • ISBN-13: 9789357484701
  • Item Weight: 235.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.1 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Fiction / Historical / General