Subtitled: Heroes, Adventurers and Friends, the 30 stories collected here come from original stories and essays or have been excerpted from full length books. Kipling, Steinbeck, Thurber, London, Terhune, and Seton are only a few whose work is represented here. Books from which stories have been taken are identified and annotated. The foreword is by Farley Mowat and there is a section of thumbnail biographies of the authors. An excellent selection for this age level which points the way to favorite books as well as a thorough explanation of a favorite subject.