The Scarlet Oak by Cornelia Meigs

The Scarlet Oak

By Cornelia Meigs
Level 7

With her masterful use of language, Cornelia Meigs has combined historical fiction and mystery in this wonderful tale set in early America. Two brothers, Jeremy and Hugh, move with their family to New Jersey. Here, they hope to find a peaceful, secure home with their grandfather. However, the family fortune is in jeopardy, and Jeremy heads to Europe in search of a family ship that had been seized by the Dutch. Hugh gets a job as a gardener at the estate of Joseph Bonaparte, the brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, who is in exile. Little does Hugh know the complex and mysterious adventure his new job will bring him.

This book is retired from The Good and the Beautiful Library.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America and Europe
Period late 18th Century/early 19th Century
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook, E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • Hard to Find
  • 3.5 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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