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A Chapter of Adventures, by G. A. Henty

This book, A Chapter of Adventures: Or, Through the Bombardment of Alexandria, by G. A. Henty, is a historical juvenile fiction/nonfiction novel.

Everything About A Chapter of Adventures

Below, we give a brief overview of the book and links to where you can read it (some are FREE). We’ve also included our findings online for activities, quizzes and worksheets related to the book. And don’t forget the links to more encyclopedic information for historical content in the book. All of the work has been done for you, and it’s all here! *Occasionally, we will update the resources for this book; so, check back in, or sign up for the MiniMize Newsletter.

Read The MiniMize Life’s book review for A Chapter of Adventures, here.

The Pictures from A Chapter of Adventures

Before we begin, I would like to point out the pictures in this article.

A Chapter of Adventures title page.

All were taken from the Internet Archive version of A Chapter of Adventures, found here.

Title page and Table of Contents for this edition of A Chapter of Adventures were presumably made by the publisherLondon : Blackie.

The four illustrations are by William Heysham Overend.

I’d like to thank the University of California Libraries and the California Digital Library for making this book and its illustrations available online to the public.

To see all of the pictures we found for this book, go here.

All other pictures were produced by Amazon as links to copies available for purchase.

Subjects Covered in A Chapter of Adventures, by G. A. Henty

There are three subjects covered by A Chapter of Adventures.

These subjects are British Literature, World History, and Earth Science.

The approximate historical date is in the early 1880s.

Reading Level of A Chapter of Adventures

A Chapter of Adventures, by G. A. Henty, is appropriate for Middle Grade and Young Adult readers.

This means that it can be read from approximately 5th grade into adulthood; or at around 10 years of age.

Placement In the MiniMize Book List

A Chapter of Adventures, by G. A. Henty, is book number 104 in the MiniMize Homeschool book list.

This places it in the Elementary Level.

The book is the 1st book to be read during Year 5 of school.

Book Content

The adventure follows Jack Robson, an apprentice on a ship, during the Bombardment of Alexandria.

Jack is left behind with the Egyptians troops during the upheaval and must fight the anti-European forces at work.

Readers will learn about the intriguing historical event in this captivating fictional story. As well, they will learn about ebbs and tides and the effect of the weather on these.

Chapters – A Chapter of Adventures

This book contains 19 Chapters. The chapter titles, taken from the Gutenberg book (below), are as follows:

I.             A Fishing Village

A Chapter of Adventures, table of contents.

II.            Caught by the Tide

III.           A Run from Harwich

IV.          The Wreck

V.            The Rescue

VI.          Altered Prospects

VII.         On Board the Wild Wave

VIII.        Alexandria

IX.           The Riot in Alexandria

X.            Prisoners

XI.           The Bombardment

XII.         Free

XIII.        Among Friends

XIV.        A Set of Rascals

XV.         A Threatening Sky

XVI.        Old Joe’s Yarn

XVII.      In Dangerous Seas

XVIII.     A Cyclone

XIX.        Cast Ashore

​Activities for A Chapter of Adventures

We found no existing worksheets or activities directly related to this book.

As always, we tried searching for “A Chapter of Adventures Book Test.”

Then, we tried test, quiz, activities, reading guide, study guide, and other combinations of words.

Unfortunately, we could not find anything.

Alternative Activities

There are, however, a number of activities related to Ocean tides, weather, and cyclones if you wish to further study the science behind what is mentioned in this book.

Ocean Tides Activities

If you’d like to delve deeper into Ocean tides, start with the NOAA description and information about Tides.

Education.com has a good worksheet about tides, here.

You can also watch What Physics Teachers Get Wrong About Tides! | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios by PBS Space Time.

And here’s a really cool video called Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Tides from StarTalk. (Just a warning, Neil deGrasse Tyson uses a bit of foul language in this one, below.)

Cyclone Activities

If you’re looking to study more on cyclones, here is an article from Education World with lots of activities related to cyclones and hurricanes. There’s probably more than you need here; it’s pretty thorough.

This video also explains cyclones well:

The videos below about the structure and features of a tropical storm from
Teachit again are also very informative.

Video 1

Video 2

A MiniMize Worksheet

Light at the end of the tunnel!

The MiniMize Life is also creating a fill in the blank worksheet for A Chapter of Adventures, by G. A. Henty.

This worksheet will contain 3 pages with 19 days of activities and a total of 19 questions in all.

An Answer Key is also attached at the end of the worksheet.

How the Worksheet Works

This worksheet will guide a student through reading the book and prompt them to complete a simple activity.

The student will begin each day by reading the day’s first question and the corresponding chapter.

Next, they will find the sentence in the chapter and fill in the missing words.

Student Instructions

Instructions on the MiniMize Worksheet for A Chapter of Adventures, by G. A. Henty, state the following.

Number 1, below, is a sentence from Chapter 1, number 2 from Chapter 2, etc. Read the entire chapter, then find the sentence, below, in the Chapter. In the blanks, write the missing words.

Where Can I Get the MiniMize Worksheet?

The MiniMize Worksheet described above is currently in production.

The Worksheet has been developed and is awaiting editing and copyright processes.

When these have been completed, The MiniMize Life will release the worksheet and make it available here.

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Read A Chapter of Adventures, by G. A. Henty

If you just can’t wait to read A Chapter of Adventures, The MiniMize Life has found it in multiple formats for you!

Below, you will find links to e-books, audiobooks, and other formats for free and for purchase.

Free E-Books

We all LOVE free stuff!

Below, are the MiniMize recommended e-books for A Chapter of Adventures, by G. A. Henty. While free isn’t always better, we want to make sure that you are able to homeschool regardless of your financial situation.

Each section explains a little about the version and gives you a link to the FREE BOOK.


A Chapter of Adventures illustration, "The rescue of the passengers from the wreck."

You must know, Gutenberg.org is all about free, open-source, and public domain.

This version of A Chapter of Adventures works perfectly for many eReaders and devices.

The FREE e-book from gutenberg.org, can be found here.

A word of caution: the audio readings offered by Gutenberg sound a bit robotic. This is by design to allow anyone to read this book no matter which operating system they use.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

Internet Archive

The most beautiful collection of e-Books, Internet Archive, specializes in scanned versions of actual books.

Keep an eye out for missing pages, though. Sometimes these old books ar missing them; and even though we tried to avoid books with missing pages, sometimes it’s unavoidable.

You can read a FREE scanned copy of A Chapter of Adventures at Internet Archive, here.

Google Books

If you like to keep your books in a Google Play account, then Google Books is for you.

You can find the FREE e-book on Google Books, here.

Audio Books

Want an audio version of the book?

They’re especially helpful on long car rides!

Check out the following sources.

Audible, by Amazon

For those who like the Amazon Audible books, they have this one.

Audible is one of my absolute favorite things! I love their app.

The books are affordable and are typically of better quality than free audiobooks.

You can find A Chapter of Adventures, by G. A. Henty on Audible, here.

Bound and Kindle Books

Sometimes, you just want to touch and smell a real book, right?

That’s what Amazon’s for!

If printing and binding the book yourself from one of the choices above doesn’t sound appealing, here’s the alternative.

If you prefer to buy A Chapter of Adventures already bound and printed, you can purchase a copy on Amazon, here.


I love my Kindle Library! More specifically, I like being able to go to Amazon, click on a book and buy it, then immediately start reading. It’s so quick!

If you want it on Kindle, try this one!

A Chapter of Adventures, by G. A. Henty

That’s everything so far.

Remember, though, we will be updating this information from time to time.

Come back and see what else we’ve found, soon.

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