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.
The works of William Shakespeare come alive in these stunning graphic novels adaptation using the original Shakespearean dialog. The world-class art, betrayal, madness, and tragedy of King Lear will capture the attention of reluctant readers. Supplement your traditional Shakespearean sources with the graphic novel adaptation that will help readers imagine the action like never before.
When a mysterious man enters the village of Iping, strange things begin to occur! Furniture moves on its own, money and food is stolen, and noises are heard in the night. Soon, the Invisible Man reveals himself! The mysterious tale is brought into shocking detail in this striking graphic novel adaptation.
Dr. Victor Frankenstein dreamt of achieving great things through science - even create life. But it all went horribly wrong and he turned away from the monster he had created. Now his creation is filled with hatred and roaming the countryside. The horrific tale is captured in this striking graphic novel adaptation of Mary Shelley's frightening novel. A creator biography and glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.
Ghosts and goblins abound in Sleepy Hollow. The haunting tales of the Headless Horseman entranced Ichabod Crane. During the day, he found the stories exciting. But at night he was afraid. His fear reached new heights the night he was chased by the mysterious ghost! The terrifying ride is brought to life in this striking graphic novel adaptation of Washington Irving's short story. A creator biography and glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.
In the depths of the sea exists an ancient treasure. Anyone who comes in contact with it is overcome with greed. For centuries, this treasure has been hoarded deep below the ocean's surface. To steal it, one has to get past the creature! One group's quest for the cursed riches is retold in this striking graphic novel adaptation of H.P. Lovelace's character the Creature From the Black Lagoon. A creator biography and glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.
Strange things have been happening to Mr. Utterson's long-time friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll. The more worried Mr. Utterson becomes, the more he investigates Dr. Jekyll's life. His investigations lead him to Mr. Edward Hyde. The story he uncovers is so horrific and terrifying, it is hardly believable. The shocking tale is told in this striking graphic novel adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's terrifying novel. A creator biography and glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.
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.