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The Story of a Bad Boy

  • The Story of a Bad Boy

The Story of a Bad Boy


  • 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

    ISBN: 9781600516009

    Access available through My Library.

  • Christopher Perrin MDiv, PhD, Narrator

    Christopher Perrin MDiv, PhD

    Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author, consultant, and speaker who specializes in classical education. He is committed to the renewal of the liberal arts tradition. He cofounded and serves full-time as the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. Christopher is also a consultant to charter, public, private, and Christian schools across the country. He serves on the board of the Society for Classical Learning and as the director of the Alcuin Fellowship of classical educators. He has published numerous articles and lectures that are widely used throughout the United States and the English-speaking world.

    Christopher received his BA in history from the University of South Carolina and his MDiv and PhD in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. He was also a special student in literature at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has taught at Messiah College and Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and served as the founding headmaster of a classical school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for ten years. He is the author of An Introduction to Classical Education, The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker, and Greek for Children, and the coauthor of the Latin for Children series, all published by Classical Academic Press.