The Heroic Life of Captain John Paul Jones
Dashing Paul Jones, the Hero of the Colonial Navy
The Navy Boys in the Track of the Enemy
With John Paul Jones
Paul Jones: A Naval Hero of the American Independence
The Story of John Paul Jones
See Also: John Paul Jones: Two Letters
In Juvenile Literature
Featured here are seven works that are juvenile biographies of John Paul Jones or fictional works for young readers in which he plays a major role. The period between 1870 and 1914 saw the flowering of children's literature in England and America. Among the books publishers produced for young readers were biographies of historical personages. The career of John Paul Jones particularly lent itself to colorful retelling, and a variety of authors chose to write biographies geared to boys and girls, or adventure tales in which the famous captain was a main character.
Over the decades, a number of these books found their way into the Naval Academy's collections. The Library purchased some at the time of their publication, and others were gifts. Many of these works were part of popular series, such as the Navy Boys, the Boys of Liberty Library, Young Heroes of Our Navy, and the Young Folks Colonial Library.