This short story follows the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Thorogood as they navigate raising their six children. They end up moving to the Rocky Mountains, and with every twist and turn that their lives take, Ballantyne reveals his ideals regarding religion, family values, and work ethic. Fast-paced and inspiring, this is perfect for those looking for a shorter introduction to Ballantyne's works.
Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825 — 1894) was a Scottish author. Born into a family of famous printers and publishers, his expertise was juvenile fiction, and he wrote over 100 hugely successful books in this genre. The most notable of these include ‘The Coral Island’, ‘The Eagle Cliff’, and ‘The Gorilla Hunters’. Famed for his tendency to fully immerse himself into the environment of whichever story he was working on, his lively prose is unmissable for those who enjoyed Matt Haig’s ‘The Midnight Library’.