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The Tempest

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911833

Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, and his daughter, Miranda, were put out to sea in nothing more than a raft but were miraculously spared, arriving safely on an enchanted island. Using the island's magic, which the sorcerer Prospero has learned to control over many years, he conjures up a storm that envelopes a nearby ship containing his enemies. Each separate group of survivors is manipulated by Prospero. Will his marooned rivals apologize for their mistakes?

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918405

The terms of the loan are unusual, to say the least. If Antonio can't repay his debt on time, he will owe the grasping moneylender a pound of flesh! All seems hopeless- until a clever young named Portia dares to impersonate a judge at Antonio's trial.

As You Like It

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911765

Orlando makes his way to the court of Duke Frederick, and falls desperately in love with the Duke's niece, Rosalind. Meanwhile, in the Forest of Arden, the Old Duke is living peacefully after having his throne usurped by his brother, Frederick. Orlando learns about a threat on his life and flees to the forest. Shortly thereafter, Rosalind is banished by her uncle and also seeks safety there disguised as a boy. Will the Old Duke recognize his daughter? Will the lovers be reunited?

Othello

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911819

A beautiful love story turns to tragedy when jealousy takes root. The powerful general, Othello, finds himself hurting the one person he loves most in the world, his wife, Desdemona, when he misplaces his trust in Iago. Treacherous and vindictive, Iago is enraged at being passed over for a promotion and plots his revenge against Othello setting off a chain of events that ends in the ultimate sacrifice.

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911802

Although Bassanio owes his friend Antonio a great deal of money, he must borrow more to make a good impression when he courts his true love, Portia. However, Antonio is short of cash and must borrow from the lender, Shylock. More problems arise when Antonio's ships are wrecked, leaving him penniless when Shylock's loan is due. Bassanio must now find a way to save his friend's life, but help is on the way from an unexpected source!

Dracula

Bram Stoker (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918092

Why are the Transylvanian peasants so fearful of Count Dracula's castle? When a young businessman discovers the truth, it is nearly too late. Will Jonathan have enough time to save his beloved fiancÂŽ from the vampire's deadly embrace?

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612479668

As usual, Tom Sawyer and his pal Huck Finn were only out looking for fun. They never dreamed they'd witness a murder! And that isn't Tom's only problem. There's a new girl, Becky Thatcher, and the fence he's suppose to paint-- not to mention the hunt for Injun Joe's buried treasure!

Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612479651

Fearful of Caesar's growing popularity, a group of powerful Roman politicians begin to plot his death. Can a man remain loyal to Caesar and still be loyal to Rome? Caesar's noble friend Brutus is forced to make a terrible decision.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612479644

Freedom is everything to Huckleberry Finn. How can he avoid being "civilized" by the good-hearted Widow Douglas? But just now Huck has more important things on his mind-- like helping his friend Jim escape the slave-catchers!

Hamlet

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612479705

The ghost of the murdered king begs his son to get revenge. But young Prince Hamlet is the beset by doubts and unable to bring himself to action. If he waits too long, however, he could well become the murderer's next target.

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612479682

Victor Frankenstein was only trying to advance the cause of science. How could his experiment have produced such a terrible result? The creature's powers were superhuman. Was there any real chance that Victor could stop the monster before he murdered again?

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612479699

Pip is headed for an apprenticeship at the blacksmith's forge. Then an anonymous donor appears, and sends Pip to London to live as a gentleman. Pip is sure he knows the identity of his secret benefactor. He couldn't be more surprised when he finds that he's been mistaken all along.

The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. Bounty

William Bligh (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911628

Sail the seas in good weather and bad on the ship H.M.S. Bounty. Flounder in a hurricane as you try to round Cape Horn. Sail to the South Seas the long way, around the Cape of Good Hope and through the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the idyllic island life and decide for yourself if the men on the Bounty should have mutinied against Captain Bligh. Find out what happened when the Captain and his men were put off the Bounty in a small rowboat with little food or water. Did they make it?

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911468

Dr. Jekyll's studies of transcendental medicine lead him to a fascinating discovery. He develops a magic potion that can split his dual nature into two separate identities- one good and one evil. As the evil Hyde, Jekyll is able to live out his wicked fantasies without shame or remorse. His experiments soon turn into a nightmare when Jekyll no longer has control over the transformations.

The Tempest

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918443

Prospero uses magic to raise a tempest at sea and wreck the ship of his enemies. What will he do when the survivors come ashore? Will he exact revenge? Or will he need all his magical powers to match his daughter with the love of her life?

The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911499

Read two of the most intriguing mystery stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" the sharp-eyed Holmes, along with his friend, Dr. Watson, is able to save the life of a young woman fated by an evil stepfather to meet a horrifying death. "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" is even more difficult to solve, but Sherlock Holmes comes to the rescue again and saves an innocent young man from a fate he does not deserve.

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911734

This masterfully written story of buried treasure, piracy, and swashbuckling on the high seas is an unforgettable adventure, filled with excitement for all ages. It begins in merry ol' England and entwines its way with intrigue and adventure to an exciting climax on an exotic tropical island.

The Prince and the Pauper

Samuel Clemens (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911642

Two boys- one a prince, the other a pauper- look so much alike that no one can tell them apart! Join them in the days of old England, as they switch places- the prince becoming a pauper and the pauper a prince.

The War of the Worlds Study Guide

H.G. Wells (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918887

Thirty-five reproducible activities per guide reinforce basic reading and comprehension skills while teaching high-order critical thinking. Also included are teaching suggestions, background notes, summaries, and answer keys.

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911840

Shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as a boy and enters the service of Duke Orsino and falls in love with him. Orsino sends his servant, Cesario (Viola in disguise) to woo the Countess Olivia on his behalf. Olivia cannot love Orsino, but promptly falls in love with his servant, Cesario (Viola). Viola's shipwrecked twin brother, Sebastian, arrives on the scene creating chaos as it now appears that Cesario can be in two places at once. Will all the confusion end to everyone's satisfaction?

The War of the Worlds

H.G. Wells (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911758

Do UFO's really exist? Could creatures from another planet visit Earth? In The War of the Worlds they do exist and the visitors from the planet Mars come to Earth with not so friendly intentions- to destroy our civilizations! Can humans stop these monstrous invaders before they destroy everything and everyone on Earth?

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918436

Romeo and Juliet fall in love at first sight. Yet the bitter feud between their families forbids all contact. Can the power of their love stand up against such a longstanding history of hatred?

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918221

Oliver Twist is a penniless orphan. What chance has he got on the dangerous streets of 19th century London? Before long, he's taken in by a gang of thieves. The boy's future looks grim indeed, until a few kindly souls enter the picture.

The Scarlet Letter Study Guide

Nathaniel Hawthorne (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918818

Thirty-five reproducible activities per guide reinforce basic reading and comprehension skills while teaching high-order critical thinking. Also included are teaching suggestions, background notes, summaries, and answer keys.

The Red Badge of Courage Study Guide

Stephen Crane (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918795

Thirty-five reproducible activities per guide reinforce basic reading and comprehension skills while teaching high-order critical thinking. Also included are teaching suggestions, background notes, summaries, and answer keys.