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.
James Fenimore Cooper's classic tale of survival and courage brings the war between two races to young readers. When two English sisters and their escorts are betrayed by their Huron guide, it is up to a colonial scout and a group of Mohican warriors to bring them safely to their father in the midst of the French and Indian War. The thrilling story of war, honor, and betrayal is retold in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans.
J.M. Barrie's classic fantasy tale of the boy who would not grow up brings the fairies, mermaids, and lost boys to young readers. When Wendy, John, and Michael follow Peter Pan to the Neverland they encounter the lost boys, Indians, and Captain Hook and his pirates! The incredible adventures with Peter are retold in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Barrie's Peter Pan.
In Daniel Defoe's classic tale of survival and courage, Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked on a deserted island. He uses his wits and resources to build shelter, farm, and survive for twenty-eight years! Crusoe's adventures surviving loneliness, taming wild animals, and battling mutineers have been adapted for young readers. Crusoe's strength, courage, and faith are tested in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Defoe's The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.
In Mark Twain's classic tale of friendship and adventure, Tom Sawyer is the trouble-making leader of the boys in a small town in Missouri. Tom uses his wit to talk his friends into all kinds of adventures, including witnessing a murder, pretending to be pirates, and finding treasure! Even school is an adventure with Tom in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
In Mary Shelley's classic tale of horror, Victor Frankenstein creates life--and a monster beyond his control. In trying to bring human life into being, Frankenstein lets loose a monster that will stop at nothing to destroy all that Frankenstein holds dear. Follow the powerful story of love, friendship, and fiends in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Shelley's Frankenstein.
In Charles Dickens's classic tale of society, Pip is a boy who wants to be a gentleman. When a mysterious benefactor provides Pip the money to better himself, he moves to London to learn all he can to impress and marry the beautiful Estella. But when the benefactor surfaces, all could be lost. Young readers can follow the tale of love, wealth, and friendship in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Dickens's Great Expectations.
Howard Pyle's classic tale of magic, bravery, and honor tells of the adventures of King Arthur. From the time young Arthur pulled the fabled sword from the stone, he was a just king. As the head of the Round Table, King Arthur led the most gallant men and brought peace to the land. King Arthur's most dramatic struggles are retold in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Pyle's King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
In Herman Melville's classic tale of revenge, Ishmael tells his story of becoming a whaler on the Pequod. When Ishmael and his unexpected friend Queequeg join Captain Ahab's hunt for Moby Dick, the voyage of a lifetime turns into tragedy. The adventures of sailing the seas on the hunt for the great white whale is retold in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Melville's Moby Dick.
Stephen Crane's classic tale of the American Civil War tells the story of Union soldier Henry Fleming. As Fleming waits for action with his fellow soldiers, he wonders if he is a hero or a runner. Will he and his fellow soldiers survive, or fall to the wounds they call red badges of courage? Fear, courage, and hope are retold in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Crane's The Red Badge of Courage.
In Charles Dickens's classic tale of the French Revolution, Lucie Manette and her family are living quietly in London when the revolution draws them into the center of the dangerous mob in Paris. The fight for her husband's freedom and the sacrifice of Sydney Carton has been adapted for young readers. From the calm of London to the unrest in Paris, love, loyalty, and friendships are tested in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities.
In Lewis Carroll's classic tale of fantasy and adventure, young Alice's calm afternoon becomes rather curious when she follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole. As Alice tries to navigate through this wonderland of creatures she finds, she doesn't know who she is anymore! Follow Alice's fantastic journey in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Jack London's classic tale of survival relates the trials and triumphs of Buck, a pampered dog turned sled dog. When Buck is kidnapped from his easy life with Judge Miller, he is thrust into the Klondike Gold Rush! Buck's adventures battling his enemies, discovering his animal instincts, and surviving nature has been adapted for young readers. Buck's strength and courage are tested in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of London's Call of the Wild.
In Charles Dickens's classic tale of redemption, Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old man with no Christmas spirit. All that changes after he is visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve and shown how his past, present, and future are affected by his actions. Young readers can follow the tale of love, wealth, and holiday spirit in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Dickens's A Christmas Carol.
Alexandre Dumas's classic tale of betrayal and revenge follows the life of Edmond Dantes. After young Dantes is falsely imprisoned in the Chateau d'If, he is taken under the wing of another prisoner and taught to be a gentleman. By deceiving his jailers, Dantes escapes prison and sets off to take revenge on those who had betrayed him. Follow the powerful story of friendship, betrayal, and revenge in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo.
Charles Dickens presents the classic tale of David Copperfield to readers young and old. From the loss of Copperfield's father before his birth, through his mother's remarriage, to finding the love of his life, Dickens reveals the heartbreak, hope, and friendship found along an ordinary life. Young readers can follow the tale of love in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Dickens's David Copperfield.
Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale of family honor brings us the Pyncheon family. From the deception of the first Colonel Pyncheon to the evilness of the current Judge Pyncheon, the family's curses, troubles, and few happinesses are revealed. Follow all happenings of the family home in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables.
Two of Washington Irving's classic short stories have been adapted for young readers. When Ichabod Crane enters the village of Sleepy Hollow, he is enthralled by its ghost stories--until he becomes the center of one. Then, the strange disappearance of Rip Van Winkle has been the talk of his village for twenty years, yet it's only been a night's sleep for Rip! The mysteries of the old Dutch settlements are retold in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.
Storm has captured Uncle Dan and is holding him hostage. To get their uncle back, Carter and Isabelle have to destroy the suit and delete all his files for the program. But, Carter knows Storm can't resist a challenge so he dares Storm to compete against him inside a book. If Carter guesses which character in Treasure Island that Storm is, Storm has to release their uncle immediately. If Storm wins, Isabelle will destroy everything in their uncle's lab. Now Carter has to figure out who on Treasure Island isn't who he seems!
Carter Lewis is thrilled when he gets a coded message from his computer-programming uncle offering him the coolest job in the world - helping test a new virtual reality program. Carter will even put up with Uncle Dan's other new helper, Carter's brainiac cousin Isabelle. Everything is fantastic until Uncle Dan discovers someone has tampered with the code in The Three Musketeers. The hacker has left clues to his identity, so Uncle Dan sends the kids in to check each "book" for the hacker's tampering. Their mission is to pass the clues found in Alice In Wonderland on to him while he goes underground to track this guy down.