Stranded in an unfamiliar place and in a body he is equally unfamiliar with, Buddy is forced to roam the land in search for a way home. During his search, he encounters a myriad of characters. He eventually befriends a fox and a mischievous raccoon. They quickly become his closest friends and allies. Together they discover the people and secrets of Mangonel.
This is a fantasy adventure of a boy who learns many valuable lessons during his adventures. The entire experience proves to be more than a homeward journey, but also a pathway to growing older and wiser.
Little life lessons are strewn throughout the stories. The design of this book is multifaceted. It is meant to stimulate the mind, enhance the vocabulary of younger readers, and provide an intermediate step into more advanced novels.
'It happen'd one Day about Noon going towards my Boat, I was exceedingly surpriz'd with the Print of a Man's naked Foot on the Shore.'
Shipwrecked in a storm at sea, Robinson Crusoe is washed up on a remote and desolate island. As he struggles to piece together a life for himself, Crusoe's physical, moral and spiritual values are tested to the limit. For 24 years he remains in solitude and learns to tame and master the island, until he finally comes across another human being. Considered a classic literary masterpiece, and frequently interpreted as a comment on the British Imperialist approach at the time, Defoe's fable was and still is revered as the very first English novel.