The Young Carthaginian is a historical fiction novel by G. A. Henty. It tells the story of one of greatest, most exciting feats in military history – how Hannibal crossed the Alps with his arm and elephants to battle against the might of Rome. It is the story of Malchus, a Carthaginian boy, who rose to be a warrior and officer in Hannibal's army.
Having read this book and another novel by G. A. Henty, Wulf the Saxon, I am quite disappointed in him. He seems to make very little effort to be objective in his books. The party the main character belongs to is "perfect" while the other lot is totally bad. It was worse in Wulf the Saxon, but once again the leading person (in this case Hannibal) is perfect. Apart from that, it is quite good.
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- Reading Age: 12+
- Reading Aloud Age: 10+
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