- Ranald Bannerman’s Boyhood © 1871
- 335 pages
What an innocent book. This book tells the tale of Ranald Bannerman from his earliest memories to the moment his boyhood ended. It was so captivating, I read it through in three sittings.
There were a number of highlights for me:
- Realizing how intelligent children’s literature was in the late 1800s
- Hearing Ranald’s father’s views on theology
- The thought process of Ranald as he processed sin and guilt and came to forgiveness on issues we would consider non-consequential
This is a refreshing book. I’ve included an Amazon link to a currently in print paperback edition, but I prefer reading Johannesen’s versions of MacDonald’s stories. The binding is superb. If you want, you can read the full text online also.