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.
This unforgettable story takes place in nineteenth-century England, through the eyes of Black Beauty. The reader will feel the love and cruelty that this great stallion experiences. Beginning with Black Beauty's wonderful life with his master, Squire Gordon, and the kindness of Jerry Barker to the terrible times as a "cab" horse having to tolerate the torture of the "proper" English bearing reins, Black Beauty's story speaks for all animals that can't speak for themselves.
Aesop's Fables have been touchstone tales for hundreds of years. Stories like "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Boy who Cried Wolf" and "The Fox and the Grapes" are just as relevant for today's audiences as they ever were.
Aladdin is a street rat with the potential to something much more. This Middle Eastern folk tale has delighted audiences for centuries.
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.
Two retellings (one modern, one traditional) of the classic fable in which a young boy’s false cries for help cause him problems when he is really in need of assistance. Includes discussion questions and examines the moral of the fable.
Two retellings (one modern, one traditional) of the classic fable about a farmer whose goose lays golden eggs but whose greed keeps him wanting more. Includes discussion questions and examines the moral of the fable.
Two retellings (one modern, one traditional) of the classic fable in which hardworking ants prepare for the winter while a lazy grasshopper plays all year long. Includes discussion questions and examines the moral of the fable.
Two retellings (one modern, one traditional) of the classic fable in which a tiny mouse helps a mighty lion, who once showed her mercy, escape from a trap. Includes discussion questions and examines the moral of the fable.
Two retellings (one modern, one traditional) of the classic fable about a hungry, but unlucky, wolf who tries to capture a tasty lamb for dinner by disguising himself in sheep’s wool. Includes discussion questions and examines the moral of the fable.
Two retellings (one modern, one traditional) of the classic fable that follows the events of the famous race between the boastful hare and the persevering tortoise. Includes discussion questions and examines the moral of the fable.
Mark Twain allows the reader to live life through the eyes of the mischievous Tom Sawyer- the fear of being in the cemetary at the wrong time, the anxiety of being chased by Injun Joe, the excitement of finding buried treasure, the joy of being carefree, and the guilt of hurting Aunt Polly. Join Tom, Huck, Injun Joe, Aunt Polly, and the others on a roller coaster of emotions and excitement without ever leaving your favorite reading chair!
When young Henry Fleming joins the Union army, he dreams of becoming a great hero. But after running in terror from battle, he must face his cowardice and fight bravely to win back his self-respect. Filled with vivid battle scenese, The Red Badge of Courage is considered a masterpiece of literature about war.
A Christmas Carol is without question one of Charles Dickens' greatest works. This extremely popular story introduces some of the most timeless, internationally known characters such as Scrooge, the unforgettable miser; Bob Cratchit, the underpaid clerk; and Tiny Tim, Cratchit's frail, loving son.
Extend cultural boundaries with this collection of fantastic folktales and legends from Latin America.
Offers young readers a look at the adventures of James Butler Hickock and Gold Rush-era hotelier Luzena Stanley Wilson, as well as Western stories by Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and O. Henry.
Retold versions of several classic tales including Rapunzel and The Steadfast Tin Soldier will delight readers.
Offers young readers a look at the origins of the tombs, temples, statuary, and other ancient creations known as the "Seven Wonders of the World" and what became of them.
This collection contains stories about Zeus, Athene, Heracles, Odysseus, and more which ancient Greeks used to explain many things such as common human thoughts, feelings, and struggles.
Offers young readers a look at three well-known fairy tales about beautiful maidens, along with the less familiar story of Helga and the mysterious Hâabogi.
Offers young readers a look at five traditional German tales from the works of the Brothers Grimm.
Offers young readers a look at traditional stories that reveal what people from ancient Germany, Iceland, China, India, and Egypt thought was the right way to behave.
Moby Dick is an exciting story about Captain Ahab's compelling obsession to get his revenge and defeat the Great White Whale. The story truly portrays the tragedy of hatred. This timeless epic is considered one of the strangest yet most powerful stories ever written.
You'll be kept in suspense with these four Edgar Allan Poe short stories! The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Cask of Amontillado, The Murders in the Rue Morgue.