Home > Readers > Reading Lists > Hot Off the Press > November 2014 > The Complete Bostock and Harris
The Complete Bostock and Harris

The Complete Bostock and Harris

by Leon Garfield

The Complete Bostock and Harris combines two delightful, suspenseful, and madly funny tales about two boys in eighteenth-century England, clever and mischievous Harris and sweet but not-so-bright Bostock, who in spite of their differences are the best of friends.

In “The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris,” the wily pair put their classical education to the test when they adopt the Spartan custom of exposing infants to the wild, leaving Harris’s infant sister, Adelaide, to the elements. The boys imagine a wolf will come to nourish her, but their plan backfires.

It is springtime in “The Night of the Comet,” and in the days before Pigott’s comet will pass over their town, Harris’s and Bostock’s thoughts turn to love: Bostock swoons over Harris’s sister Mary; Harris longs for Captain Bostock’s telescope. The boys strike a deal: Bostock will make off with the telescope in exchange for Harris’s “expert” wooing advice. Unfortunately, that expertise is not quite what Bostock would have hoped.


Ages: 10-14
ISBN: 9781590177839
Price: $17.95
Published by: New York Review of Books Children's Collection

More

  • Flippy Floppy Farm Animals
  • A Basketball Story
  • The Boy on the Page
  • Busy Trucks on the Go
  • My School Yard Garden
  • Mrs. Carter’s Butterfly Garden
  • Jim’s Lion
  • The Curse of the Buttons
  • The Extraordinary Mr. Qwerty
  • Edible Colors
  • Louisa
  • Pinocchio
  • Coming Home
  • Crazy
  • The Complete Bostock and Harris
  • Star Wars Rebels: Droids in Distress
  • Blizzard
  • Gracefully Grayson
  • Killer Instinct
  • Nanny X
Back to Top