Walty and the Great Geyer
Brave son of the mountain, the bold, experienced cragsman never hesitates in the face of danger; he possesses a determination that no difficulty can daunt. But the fierce bearded vulture is not the only challenge that Walty must face. Deception, betrayal, and imprisonment are obstacles he must contend with, and he knows that the most courageous heart and steadfast resolve will avail nothing without the assistance of God.
Despair gives way to hope, animating him with zeal and a forgiving spirit, with which comes great reward. A story of a daring boy, full of themes of sacrificial giving.
A Lamplighter Rare Collectors book, in The Fatherland Collection. Target age for this story, 8-12 years old.
Character themes in this story: courage
Originally written in 1855.
Other writings of Franz Hoffmann include:
- Under the Earth
- The Brave Heart
- Freedom in the Cave
- The Grinder’s Apprentice
- Buried in the Snow
- Knight and Peasant
- The Gold-Seekers Chasm
Table of Contents
- Brown Liesli
- The Nest of the Lammergeyers
- Der Gemsbock
- The Swiss Herdsman
- Herr von Rochefort
- The Reward of Fidelity
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