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Black Beauty's Early Days in the Meadow

Anna Sewell (author), Jane Monroe Donovan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627535861

One of the most popular animal stories of all time, Anna Sewell's Black Beauty was first published in 1877. Drawn from the original text and intended for even the youngest of horse lovers, Black Beauty's Early Days in the Meadow depicts the first few months of the horse's life as a foal frolicking in the meadow. Artist Jane Monroe Donovan renders the classic story in lush oil paintings that convey a pastoral world of green fields and shady trees, while tenderly capturing the special love between mare and foal. The perfect harmony of words and pictures proves once again that the simplest messages are often the strongest. Readers will relish the sweetness of life in the meadow and the companionship of family and friends.

What Really Happened to Humpty?

Jeanie Franz Ransom (author), Stephen Axelsen (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580893916

Joe Dumpty, Humpty's brother and private detective, thinks Humpty Dumpty's fall was no accident. But who would have pushed him? Was it Little Miss Muffet? Old Mother Hubbard? Chicken Little? Joe has until five o'clock to question characters and catch the culprit.

The Call of the Wild

Jack London (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911437

Follow the adventures of Buck, a loving family pet, who is stolen from his comfortable home to become a sled dog in the Yukon gold rush territory. As Buck faces freezing temperatures, starvation, and cruelty, he learns that he must be brutal to survive.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911604

A Midsummer Night's Dream takes place in mythical Athens. The theme of the story is that love has no laws and is blind and unpredictable. William Shakespeare wrote many great comedies and tragedies. This story, an entertaining fantasy, takes the reader through a romantic farce on a midsummer's eve, during a time of great rejoicing amongst the elves and fairies who live in the woods. Puck, Oberon, Theseus, Hermia, Demetrius, Helena, Bottom, and Lysander are just a few of the characters in this timeless, world-famous comedy.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Victor Hugo (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911536

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of Victor Hugo's greatest accomplishments. This gothic tale about Dom Frollo, the archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral, and his total infatuation and frustration for the beautiful La Esmeralda ends in disaster. The pathetic and disfigured Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell ringer, is forced to choose between his two loves- Dom Frollo and La Esmeralda.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911529

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn takes place on the Mississippi during the late 1800s... when the riverboat and small towns along the river were adventurous, exciting, and romantic.

The Man in the Iron Mask

Alexandre Dumas (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911598

This is the sad fate of Philippe, twin brother of the King of France, until a daring plan to rescue him unfolds.

The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911673

The Scarlet Letter takes place in 17th century Puritan New England. Read along with this touching tale of Hester Prynne and her daughter Pearl as they struggle to survive as outcasts. Only one person, Arthuer Dimmesdale, the Reverend, knows Hester's true story, but he is kept away for fear of what the community will think of him. Find out how Hester turns hardship into the ability to help the very people who scorned her.

The Swiss Family Robinson

Johann Wyss (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911680

What if you and your family were marooned on a desert island? Would you be able to survive? This is a story of the Robinson family. Learn how they used materials from the shipwreck, their resourcefulness, good humor, and hard work to build a good life. Did they ever get rescued?

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.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Verne Jules (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911567

Take a journey into the future of science and imagination, as seen through the eyes of Jules Verne. The adventures of Henry, Hans, and Professor Von Hardwigg take the reader from the surface of a planet they know to a world alien to them located deep inside the earth. Verne shows man's ability to survive even in the most adverse conditions and proves that survival is man's most basic instinct. He brings out the adventurer in all of us.

The Invisible Man

H.G. Wells (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911543

When a brilliant scientist discovers an invisibility formula, he turns to a life of crime- stealing and terrorizing the public.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911741

When seaman were sailing only wooden ships, Captain Nemo was the master of his incredible, futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, which journeyed through many strange and adventurous voyages...

Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911505

In this humorous satire, which makes fun of English politicians in the early 1700s, you'll travel to many strange make-believe worlds. Join Gulliver as he sails from the land of the tiny six-inch people called Lilliputians and the land of the giant people called Brobdingnagians, to the land of the Houyhnhnms- where wise and understanding horses tame herds of wild Yahoos, creatures that are strangely human!

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911482

When Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant scientist, tries to create life in his laboratory, the result is an ugly monster. Instantly feared by all who see him, the hated monster is driven into the countryside. Never given a chance at friendship or human companionship, the monster plots a terrible revenge!

Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911574

Kidnapped by his scheming and wicked uncle, teenager David Balfour is forced to sail the high seas on the ship the Covenant. With the help of an unlikely friend, a Scotsman who is rebelling against English rule, David escapes. However, together they still face more danger before David can regain his stolen inheritance from his uncle.

The Time Machine

H.G. Wells (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911710

What would it be like to travel thousands of years into the future? How would Earth have changed? Would people have changed too? Step aboard The Time Machine and journey to the year 802,701. Learn how humankind has evolved into two-races one simple and child-like and the other strange and terrifying. Then join the Time Traveler as he travels still further, revealing the final secrets of Earth's future.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911406

In a time before jet planes or fast boats, Phileas Fogg bets he can go around the world in eighty days- a then unheard of record time. Travel with him as he board boats, trains, and even an elephant! Will he beat the deadline and be rich? Or, will he be ruined?