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"Lost In The Forest"

Robert Michael Ballantyne

"Lost in the Forest" is an enthralling adventure novel written by R.M. Ballantyne. The story takes readers on a thrilling journey through the untamed wilderness as they follow the experiences of the young protagonist, Ralph Rover. Set in the 19th century, the book begins with Ralph, a teenage sailor, surviving a shipwreck and finding himself stranded in an unfamiliar forest. Alone and facing the challenges of the wilderness, Ralph must rely on his resourcefulness, courage, and survival skills to navigate the harsh environment. As Ralph explores the forest, he encounters various obstacles, including dangerous animals, hostile natives, and treacherous landscapes. Along the way, he forges unlikely friendships, learns from the wisdom of indigenous people, and discovers hidden secrets about the land. The novel not only provides a gripping narrative but also offers insights into the power of human ingenuity, the importance of respecting nature, and the bonds of friendship.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Jul 1st, 2023
  • Pages: 70
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.17in - 0.22lb
  • EAN: 9789358595864
  • Categories: ClassicsHistorical - General

About the Author

Ballantyne, Robert Michael: - 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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