"Bevis" is a classic children's novel by English nature writer John Richard Jefferies, first published in 1882. Often called "the British Huckleberry Finn", "Bevis" is a charming tale of childhood adventure and exploration. This novel is a timeless classic, and it would make for ideal bedtime reading. John Richard Jefferies (1848 - 1887) was an English nature writer. He is famous for his exceptional depictions of English country life in his natural history books, essays, and novels. Most of his major works were inspired by his early life spent on a small farm in Wiltshire, England. Other notable works by this author include: "The Story of My Heart (1883), an exposition of his experience of the world, and "After London" (1885), a fantastic example of classic science fiction. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.