Book Review: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

The famous story of Robinson Crusoe can be divided into three parts: Robinson’s youth and the time up to his shipwreck; his twenty-eight years on an uninhabited island; his lie and adventures after being rescued from the island.

Published in 1719, Defoe places his story in the 17th century in England, north Africa, Brazil, an island off the coast of Venezuela and back to Europe. Continue reading “Book Review: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe”

Book Review: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

Set in 15th century Poland, The Trumpeter of Krakow is the story of a young boy’s admiration for the bravery of a long-dead youth and how this encourages him to remain loyal to his country, in the face of great danger.

Forced to abandon their farm to the invading Tartars, Joseph Charnetski and his parents flee to Krakow with the only thing that they managed to salvage — Continue reading “Book Review: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly”