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- DescriptionIn publishing Frederick Philip Grove's The Adventure of Leonard Broadus, Rock's Mills Press has brought to light a boys' adventure vel that some will regard as a Canadian classic. Recommended. -- Ruth Latta, CM Magazine.Frederick Philip Grove (1871-1948) wrote a single children's vel in his lifetime, a gripping tale of survival, resourcefulness, and intrigue set in Depression-era Ontario. The vel was first published in 1939 as installments in a church magazine, heavily redacted and poorly publicized. The Adventure of Leonard Broadus is w available here, in Grove's original composition. The coming-of-age story begins with a robbery and a runaway raft adventure. In the style of classic children's literature like Swallows and Amazons and Huckleberry Finn, the danger that follows soon begins to feel very real. The fast-moving and very readable narrative depicts Leonard's resourcefulness and endurance, qualities that enable him to survive some alarming circumstances. Grove was a first-rate writer and story-teller, with keen abilities as a realist. He was also a man of many sides who had emigrated to Canada from a dark past in Europe. Ontario in the late 1930s is depicted as a very different society than today, with impoverished hobos travelling the countryside. Leonard's adventure may well recall some of Grove's own early travels in the new world.
- Author BiographyFrederick Philip Grove was one of Canada's most prolific authors. His autobiography, In Search of Myself, won the Governor-General's Award.
- Author(s)Frederick Philip Grove
- PublisherRock's Mills Press
- Date of Publication23/09/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRock's Mills Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight213 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Edited byJen Rubio
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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