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.
Miss Violet Hunter has been offered a position as a governess, but the employer has some mysterious requests including cutting her beautiful hair. Miss Hunter presents the situation to Sherlock Holmes for his opinion. Follow Holmes as he solves the mystery of the adventure of the Copper Beeches.
When Mr. Victor Hatherly enters Dr. Watson's office with a missing thumb, he says the story is so unbelievable he can't go to the police. So, Watson brings Hatherly to Holmes who can solve unsolvable cases. Join Holmes and Watson on the hunt for the engineer's thumb.
Holmes must discover how the Countess of Morcar's stolen jewel came to be inside a Christmas goose! The mystery begins with a street fight and ends with a full confession. Join the wild goose chase with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the blue carbuncle.
All has been going well for Miss Violet Smith in her new position teaching music. But she is being followed while biking, and she has come to Holmes to find out who is following her. Holmes must make the journey to Charlington Hall in time to save the solitary cyclist from being kidnapped!
A fantastic night ends for Mr. Scott Eccles when he wakes to find his host is dead. He brings Inspector Baynes, Sherlock Holmes, and John Watson to look into the case. The inspector and Holmes have different ideas of how to proceed. The race is on to see who will solve the murder of Wisteria Lodge first!
When Professor Soames needs a discrete detective to discover who broke into his office, he immediately goes to Holmes and Watson. With only three students who could benefit from seeing the exam on the professor's desk, it is a quick study for duo. Follow the clues in the adventure of the three students.
Call me Ishmael. I have set sail on a whaling ship to try my hand at whaling. But our captain has his own prey. We have been traveling the seas looking for the white whale, Moby Dick, who causes destruction wherever he swims. Will we survive a battle with the great whale? Find out in this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Herman Melville's classic by Rod Espinosa. Creator biographies and a glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.
John, Michael, and Wendy love their mother's stories. But they did not know that another young boy loved them as well! When Peter Pan loses his shadow, Wendy meets him and agrees to return with him to Neverland. Will John, Michael, and Wendy survive a land of pirates, Lost Boys, and Tinker Bell? Find out in this stunning graphic novel adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic by Rod Espinosa. Creator biographies and a glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.
King Richard is away, and Prince John has stolen his throne! Prince John has set high taxes on the people of Sherwood Forest and many cannot pay. But they have a hero among them who steals from the rich to help the poor. Will Robin Hood and his merry men save the kingdom for King Richard? Find out in this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Howard Pyle's classic by Joe Dunn Creator biographies and a glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.
During the gold rush, Alaska is a vast land with the promise of riches. Some of these riches are sled dogs. White Fang is one of these dogs who is traded, sold, and pitted against each other. Soon he is saved and brought to California. Can he adjust to his new home and his new family? Find out in this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Jack London's classic by Joe Dunn. Creator biographies and a glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.
An evening of dinner and light conversation turned into a discussion of math and science. Soon, our host was showing us his latest contraption--a machine to travel in time. He promised to return the following week with a story of his adventures. Will his machine work and will he return at all? Find out in this stunning graphic novel adaptation of H.G. Well's classic by Joe Dunn. Creator biographies and a glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.
Phileas Fogg was enjoying a night of cards and conversation when the discussion turned to bank robbers. To prove his theory that the robber could be halfway across the globe, he makes a wager that he can travel around the world in 80 days. Can he win his bet? Find out in this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Jules Verne's classic by Rod Espinosa. Creator biographies and a glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.
If Jack Sprat and his wife had better table manners, maybe they would have used knives and forks instead of licking the platter clean. And the littlest pig would have been more helpful if he'd helped carry his brother's packages instead of crying wee-wee-wee all the way home.
The classic tale of Hansel and Gretel is retold with accessible text and inviting illustrations.
This book retells the classic tale of Snow White with accessible text and charming illustrations.
The Secret Garden is a children's classic. This timeless novel tells the tale of Mary, a young orphan girl who is sent to live in a large Yorkshire mansion on the edge of a lonely and terrifying moor. Mary discovers friendship and courage as she awakens the secret garden on the property.
Math is everywhere - in nature, in machines, in space and even in us! At first, it might not be obvious but this cross-curricular series leads young readers all around our mathematical world. Using a topic-based approach each title explores and explains how math can be found in almost everything we do.
This simple and effective retelling of the traditional fable teaches kids a valuable lesson: always tell the truth. A young shepherd pretends not once, but twice that a wolf is after his flock. But he learns a hard lesson when a wolf really appears…and no one heeds his cries.
Using the cumulative format of This Is the House That Jack Built, this story follows a family as it maintains a handcrafted bee box in their yard and uses the products that come from it.
As in the classic tale our Snow White falls under the spell of the evil Queen. But who gets left behind when her Prince arrives?
In the classic Grimm's tale told to children for centuries, our heroine is wise to the Wolf in granda's clothing. But did the story really end there?
Jack and his poor mother follow all the rules of this classic tale. But can they escape the raging Giant?
Poor Hansel and Gretel, cast out on their own by a wicked stepmother. You may think you know how the story ends, but think again!
Goldilocks may have escaped the wrath of the 3 bears, but her luck runs out when this busy-body stumbles into a haunted house.