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The Adventure of Leonard Broadus

The Adventure of Leonard Broadus
by Frederick Philip Grove

Publisher: Rock’s Mills Press
Genre: children's & young adult; fiction
Format: paperback; 170
Price: $14.95

Starting with a robbery and a run-away raft, this action-packed coming of age story of survival, resourcefulness and intrigue is set in Depression-era Ontario. The danger feels real and young readers will be enthralled at Leonard’s ability to survive some very alarming circumstances. This is a new edition of Grove’s little-known novel for children, first published in 1939. Grove, who emigrated to Canada from Poland in the late 1930s, is a first-rate writer and story-teller.