This collection features seven tales inspired by America's colorful history, from colonial times to the early twentieth century, including the Newbery Medal winner The Matchlock Gun.
In The Matchlock Gun, young Edward must protect his family from marauding Indians when his father is called away. In Two Logs Crossing, John Haskell spends two harsh winters fur trapping with a wise Indian to pay off his father's tremendous debt. And in Tom Whipple, an adventuresome youth leaves his mother in New York and signs up for sea duty on a ship bound for Russia, where he hopes to meet the czar. Other stories include Wilderness Clearing, Cadmus Henry, Water Never Hurt a Man, and Uncle Ben's Whale.
About the Author
Walter D. Edmonds (1903-1998) was born in New York state. His 1936 novel Drums along the Mohawk was a bestseller for two years. His later works received major literary awards, including the National Book Award and the Newbery Medal.
Mark Turetsky is an award-winning audiobook narrator and voice-over artist living in Brooklyn. In addition to audiobooks, he has voiced numerous commercials, video games, and online presentations. Turetsky is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and holds a minor in English and American Literature. He was an AudioFile Best Voice for 2010 and 2013.