Featuring thirty-six illustrations by Arthur Hughes
From his earliest days, Ranald Bannerman has known all the freedoms of a rural life. At night dreaming sweetly-sad dreams, and by day exploring hillside and moor, his boyhood is filled with simple pleasures: and with good friend Turkey at hand, nearly any mad-cap adventure is possible. Best of all, Ranald has a noble father who puts heart in him, and that will surely be needed in the stormy straits ahead. Ranald Bannerman’s Boyhood, first published in 1871, is the first of George MacDonald’s three realistic children’s novels.