C. H. Pearson
Cabin in the North Woods
Cabin on the Prairie is one of my favorite books, and the sequel, Cabin in the North Woods, is very good too, but somewhat slower moving. These books are set in the days of the westward expansion. Cabin on the Prairie follows Tom Jones; eldest son in a squatting family that moves every few years. He is dissatisfied with the roving life, and desires a better education. He decides to run away from home to find what he longs for, but is prevented and soon realizes the folly and sin of such an attempt. When he comes into closer contact with a missionary pastor in the area, his life is changed for the better, and he finds a new love for his family.
These books are most suitable for boys between the ages of 8 and 15, but of course, boys and girls of any age can enjoy them too. Because of a few graphic scenes described during and after an Indian attack, it is not advisable for younger readers or listeners to read/ hear the whole book. Parental discretion is advised.
Cabin on the Prairie is available on Project Gutenberg. Hopefully the sequel will become available soon.