The Story of a Bad Boy (1870) is an entertaining novel in the “bad boy” genre, a precursor to Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Boys and girls (typically ages 8–15) will enjoy Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s semi-autobiographical account of his experiences as a boy growing up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The narrator of the book, Tom Bailey, turns out to not be such a bad boy after all, but he certainly enjoys some fun, pranks, and adventures growing up. The epic snowball battle on Slatter’s Hill will make everyone wish for a great snowstorm! Then there is an attempt to revive some old cannons on display in town . . .
This book was a favorite among children in the CAP offices, and we just had to release an audio recording of the book read by Dr. Christopher Perrin.
Downloadable and online audio file
Access available through My Library.
Christopher Perrin MDiv, PhD, Narrator