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Stowaways in Paradise Two Boy Adventurers in Hawaii: Blanding, Don

One of a series of beautiful new book jacket illustrations by Tom Duxbury, inspired by the stories of James Herriot.

Confession: I judge books by their covers. I know, I know, the idiom “Don’t judge a book by its cover” has been around for a long time, and it does apply to a lot of things. But, in this case, I picked up a copy of The High-Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate solely because it looked neat. The High-Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate is a fun and entertaining read. Boys and animal lovers in particular will enjoy this book, which is enhanced greatly by Nash’s illustrations. Blogger…

Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley-a sequel to Tom Sawyer-the book grew and matured under Twain's hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. More than a century after its publication, the critical debate over the symbolic significance of Huck's and Jim's voyage is still fresh, and it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels: as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of American humor.

Augustus - this book is free on Amazon as of August 11, 2012. Click to get it. See more handpicked free Kindle ebooks - judged by their covers fresh every day at www.shelfbuzz.com

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF PETER PAN – A Magical Tale for Reluctant Adults, of Adventure, Romance, War, Tragedy and Eternal Love - this book is free on Amazon as of September 11, 2013. Click to get it. See more handpicked free Kindle ebooks - judged by their covers fresh every day at www.shelfbuzz.com

The Hawk and His Boy - this book is free on Amazon as of August 29, 2012. Click to get it. See more handpicked free Kindle ebooks - judged by their covers fresh every day at www.shelfbuzz.com

Do not judge this book by the cover. It is so much more than it looks. A great adventure read for older elementary and middle school readers. Lots of high school students will like this one as well. Original plot and beautifully written. Kind of an old fashioned story.