The list author says: "It is hard to find literature for boys that is uplifting and models good behavior, without bad language or potty humor. I read out loud to my family of boys, and these are some of what I have found. (I have another adventure books for boys list -- part 1). This is a running list."
"An upper-class newlywed mouse attempts an act of gallantry for his wife and is swept away by floodwaters, then stranded on a mid-stream island for a year. This book covers his attempts to escape, and also his creative ways of surviving. A good adventure, and also good for instilling that calm and steady courage in the face of utter disaster."
"Whoa. This is the cyclops story from Odysseus, in all its gory... I mean, glory. Awesome illustrations. This book depicts the man-eating monster gobbling down the crew members, and also the sharpened log they thrust into his eye. Boys go wild for this."
"WOW! This is the ancient story, retold in plain language and ready to enchant your little lords and ladies. Gritty battles -- beheadings -- hunting scenes -- seductions. This is action packed and beautifully illustrated."