Ten boldly illustrated stories tell classic tales from different cultures of battles between heroes and powerful opponents. Tales include: Theseus versus the Minotaur, and Perseus versus Medusa, from Greek mythology; Beowulf versus monsters and dragons from Anglo-Saxon mythology; and the Mayan twins versus the lords of the Underworld. Other well-known stories feature Sinbad the Sailor from Arabic literature, and the Swiss hero William Tell. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.
Alone in the rainforest, Joe is suddenly caught in a tropical storm. He uses his science skills to observe the habitat around him to build shelter, find food, and search for help.
Will Joe be able to survive in the hot, scorching desert? In this exciting survival story, readers journey along with Joe as he searches for water and runs into a desert tribe.
Zak and his family are off for a vacation to the trailer park, and Zak has brought his new metal detector. He hopes he can find some treasure! But when he unearths a broken sword, it leads to a much bigger adventure!
There is trouble brewing on Scarytops Mountain. The Dragons are trying to outscare the Dinosyet again! However when a baby Dragon goes missing, both sides come together to discover a surprise.
Ella's next door neighbor, Mr. Willis, is mean. She stays out of his way as much as possible. But when she accidentally sends her baby brother's favorite teddy bear into Mr. Willis' garden, Ella is forced to go over to his house. And Ella is in for a SHOCK!
Farmer Marchant gets a shock when he discovers pirates are stealing his COWS! What on Earth do pirates want with cows? Find out and join Farmer Marchant on a crazy high seas chase...
Adventure stories are exciting stories that take readers on a journey out of the ordinary and into the dangerous unknown. This action-packed book introduces young writers to the elements of an adventure story and provides fun ideas for writing a daring tale of ones own!
After a freak wave maroons Joe on a deserted island, he investigates the food chain of the island's ecosystem. He learns to gather food and build shelter, copying other living things and using whatever materials he can find on the island.
Separated from his science team on a mountain after a landslide, Joe is in no hurry to get back. The slide has carried a wealth of fossils with it for him to study! Joe examines these and the mountain terrain to learn how the mountains formed and figure out how old they are.
When separated from his fellow scientists on the ice in the Arctic, Joe must learn how to survive in the harsh climate. Joe builds an igloo, goes ice fishing, and makes a few animal friends in this engaging title.
Adrift in heavy seas after a hurricane, Joe finds his boat pulled by strong currents and winds. He follows a flock of birds and discovers other sea creatures moving in the same direction toward some rocks. Can Joes science skills help him to survive?