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Five Free Adventure Books For Young Readers

There are thousands of free ebooks, across all genres available online, but it isn’t just adults that can reap the benefits. Many of the books that are available are also written for younger readers. Adventure books are one of the most popular genres amongst younger readers as it enables them to escape to world’s that would otherwise be inaccessible to them. So, if you are a young reader or simply young at heart, grab any of the following free adventure ebooks and get ready to become caught up in the stories.

The Cave Twins

by Lucy Fitch Perkins

Lucy Fitch Perkins was an American author who was best known for her Twins series of books. The series is made up of 26 books, each featuring a set of twins, but The Cave Twins is considered by many readers to be one of the best. As the title suggests, it features the adventures of two twins from the time of prehistoric man, named Fire-Top and Firefly. When their parents go off in search of a new home for their tribe, the two twins sneak off after them and experience a great adventure.

Finn The Wolfhound

by A.J. Dawson

Finn The Wolfhound by author A.J. Dawson is a book that won’t just appeal to younger readers, but animal lovers of all ages. It starts out with Finn as a puppy and chronicles all the pain and joy that the dog experiences in its life. It can be a difficult story to read as Finn is not just kidnapped, but ends up as part of a traveling circus where he is treated with cruelty. Fortunately, Finn manages to escape, but must survive the wild Outback of Australia if he is to have any hope of finding his owner again.

Rescue Dog of the High Pass

by James Arthur Kjelgaard

Rescue Dog of the High Pass is another animal themed adventure book that will keep younger readers enthralled. Everyone is familiar with the reputation that St. Bernard dogs have for their search and rescue efforts, which is something that the author wanted to write about. However, as he was unable to find the facts, he simply came up with this tale of a simple mountain boy and his devoted St. Bernard. It might not be very historically accurate, but it certainly makes for an interesting read.

The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

by Rudolph Erich Raspe

Author Rudolf Erich Raspe actually based his famous character, Baron Munchausen, on a real baron who was known for the outrageous tales he told about his own accomplishments. Of course, the real Baron wasn’t in the least bit impressed of the character bearing his name and went as far as threatening legal proceedings. Fortunately for Raspe, he published the tales anonymously, and it was only posthumously that his authorship was established. As for the book itself, it contains a series of outlandish tales about the exploits of the Baron, all of which are as funny as they are implausible.

Wet Magic

by E. Nesbit

A lot of readers consider Edith Nesbit to have been the J.K. Rowling of her time, thanks to children’s novels that were filled with magic and adventure. Wet Magic is no exception and follows the adventures of five children who ends up meeting a mermaid due to a poem that turns out to be a magic spell. This results in quite an epic adventure where the children not only free a captive mermaid, but also travel to the Mer Kingdom and experience a battle between the Mer People and their foes, the Under Folk.

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