Category: Physical Items

Level 11

From the remarkable author Howard Pyle, comes the one-hundred-year-old classic coming-of-ages story, Men of Iron. Set in the 13th-century era of knights and chivalry, this swashbuckling tale of adventure is filled with messages of honor, courage, and friendship.

Myles Falworth is only a boy when his family is forced into hiding in a small town, away from the castle-for his father, a blind nobleman, has powerful enemies. At sixteen, Myles is surprised with the news that he will suddenly re-enter the world of knights and castles when he is sent to the household of the Earl of Mackworth to serve as a squire. Cocky and stubborn at first, Myles learns some crucial lessons that lead him to value restraint and integrity, turning him into a pure-hearted, virtuous knight who seeks to restore his family’s honor.

  • 198 pages
  • Perfect binding

This book is integrated with the High School 2 Language Arts course.

Men of Iron by Howard Pyle

Level 10

Beloved nineteenth-century priest and teacher Christoph von Schmid had a beautiful and engaging way of teaching important moral principles. He believed children learn and cherish these truths best when taught by the examples of relatable and admirable characters.

In this captivating collection of stories, readers come to know and love faithful Mina, whose simple, earthen water pitcher brings remarkable blessings; wise Frederic Vollmar and a sacred painting that reveals a generation-long mystery; and honest Mary, with her beautifully woven basket of flowers that both condemns and liberates her. Though they each face difficult trials, these characters learn the value of trusting and loving God completely and witness the blessings that come when they put Him before all else.

This book is integrated with the High School 2 Language Arts course.

The Christoph von Schmid Collection

Level 11

The young doctor washed his hands over and over, stuck them into the sterilized gloves, and held them stiffly before him while the nurse tied the surgeon’s gown across his broad back. The girl who lay waiting on the operating table was his first Navajo surgical patient. Her family, sitting on the hall floor, were pioneers in the unknown. 

When Dr. Clarence Salsbury, his wife, and their son move to the Navajo reservation as medical missionaries, they are faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges. The Salsburys quickly discover that they must not only work to construct a hospital, provide irrigation, and train Navajo nurses, but also overcome other obstacles such as isolation and cultural differences. Before they know it, what was intended to be a two-year mission turns into the work of a lifetime.

Faced with the daunting tasks ahead, the Salsbury family seeks the help of other missionaries, translators, and the Navajo People to realize their dream of bringing Christianity and modern medicine to the Navajo Nation.

This book is integrated with the High School Language Arts 2 course.

Sagebrush Surgeon by Florence Crannell Means

Level 11

“…there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have de oder; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when de time came for me to go, de Lord would let dem take me.”

Harriet, The Moses of Her People is an inspiring true story of Harriet Tubman and her tremendous impact for good during a time of much oppression and hardship.
As an enslaved woman, Harriet experienced countless adversities and cruelty. “Why should such things be?” she often pondered. Even as a child, she knew slavery was wrong and must end. As a young woman, Harriet slipped away from her slave master one night. Alone, she courageously made her journey to the North, where freedom awaited her.

Harriet eventually gained her freedom and, despite great peril and hardship, returned many times to the South to free her family members and hundreds of others.

A woman of deep faith, courage, and love, Harriet prayed with complete trust that the Lord would hear and answer her prayers. She was fearless, for she knew God was at the helm and would guide her steps. Harriet’s life is an example of dedicated service to God and to her neighbors. Truly she, like Moses, lived the commandments of God and, with His help, delivered her people.

This book is integrated with the High School 2 Language Arts course.

Harriet—The Moses of Her People by Sarah H. Bradford


Level 11

Spurned by her grieving mother since birth, 16-year-old Elnora Comstock finds solace in nature, cultivating a collection of rare moths and other specimens from Indiana’s Limberlost swampland.

Elnora desires above all the love of her unaffectionate mother and an education at the local high school. But without any financial support available, Elnora must rely on her resourcefulness and determination to pay her way through school.

This coming-of-age classic combines fascinating observations on nature with the struggles of growing up at the dawn of the 20th century. Will Elnora be able to earn enough money for her education? Will her mother ever truly love her and recognize that “the only pleasure in this world worth having is the joy we derive from living for those we love”?

Clean language version

This book is integrated with the High School 2 Language Arts course.

A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter


These cards are used for memorization of poetry, Greek and Latin roots, and geography (countries of Africa and Northern Europe, Canadian provinces, major rivers and deserts of the world, and much more). The same set of cards is used for High School 1, High School 2, and High School 3.

High School Cards


Ten separate, consumable unit booklets guide the student through the course. Links are given for videos. Some videos are required—for things such as complex grammar principles and literature analysis—but most videos are optional, for those who need more help with certain concepts. (8.5” x 11”, 380 pages total, full-color, bleeds to the edge, saddle-stitch binding)

The Unit Booklets come with a PDF answer key, which will be available for download on the screen after checkout and emailed to you.

High School 2 Unit Booklets


This book set includes the five required reading books integrated with the course:

Books available separately from The Good and the Beautiful Library.

High School 2 Book Pack


The non-consumable Grammar & Writing Guide can be used to aid parents with any of The Good and the Beautiful courses, and it is required for the High School 1-3 Language Arts CoursesThe Grammar and Writing Guide contains the main instruction for writing, grammar, usage, and punctuation and the high school unit booklets refer to this guide often. It is also required for the Level 8 Book Studies and a helpful resource for all upper level courses including the Honors Book Studies. Many sections in this guide give links for videos that can be watched for further help.

Grammar and Writing Guide