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.
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 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.
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.
This masterfully written story of buried treasure, piracy, and swashbuckling on the high seas is an unforgettable adventure, filled with excitement for all ages. It begins in merry ol' England and entwines its way with intrigue and adventure to an exciting climax on an exotic tropical island.
Two boys- one a prince, the other a pauper- look so much alike that no one can tell them apart! Join them in the days of old England, as they switch places- the prince becoming a pauper and the pauper a prince.
Thirty-five reproducible activities per guide reinforce basic reading and comprehension skills while teaching high-order critical thinking. Also included are teaching suggestions, background notes, summaries, and answer keys.
Shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as a boy and enters the service of Duke Orsino and falls in love with him. Orsino sends his servant, Cesario (Viola in disguise) to woo the Countess Olivia on his behalf. Olivia cannot love Orsino, but promptly falls in love with his servant, Cesario (Viola). Viola's shipwrecked twin brother, Sebastian, arrives on the scene creating chaos as it now appears that Cesario can be in two places at once. Will all the confusion end to everyone's satisfaction?
Do UFO's really exist? Could creatures from another planet visit Earth? In The War of the Worlds they do exist and the visitors from the planet Mars come to Earth with not so friendly intentions- to destroy our civilizations! Can humans stop these monstrous invaders before they destroy everything and everyone on Earth?
Romeo and Juliet fall in love at first sight. Yet the bitter feud between their families forbids all contact. Can the power of their love stand up against such a longstanding history of hatred?
Oliver Twist is a penniless orphan. What chance has he got on the dangerous streets of 19th century London? Before long, he's taken in by a gang of thieves. The boy's future looks grim indeed, until a few kindly souls enter the picture.
During the perilous French Revolution, the lives of two men who look alike are entwined: One is in danger of being beheaded by the guillotine, and the other, a hero who sacrifices his own life for his friend.
Uncle's Dream by Fyodor Dostoyevsky was written following his five year exile to Siberia where he was sent to serve in a hard labor camp. Following what could only have been a harrowing and harsh existence in Russia's infamous prison for political and social prisoners, one would expect Dostoyevsky's work to have been dark and bitter. Rather, Uncle's Dream is a humorous and yet scathing commentary on Russian provincial high-society. The Eternal Husband is a novella by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky that was first published in 1870 in Zarya magazine The novella's plot revolves around the complicated relationship between Velchaninov and Trusotsky, the husband of his deceased former lover.
A book about the forbidden love between a 20 year old astronomer, Swithin, and Viviette, the much older woman of 29.
A collection of six novellas, written in the 1880s and 1890s, about the true nature of nineteenth century marriage and its inherent restrictions.
Love and Friendship and Other Early Works is a collection of short epistolary stories initially meant to amuse Jane Austen’s family. Austen wrote these stories at the age of 14 and 15 and read them aloud to her family. All the epistolary stories are satirical mocking the 18th-century English society from the mushy love novels to the former kings and queens of England.
Life in the English village of Mellstock is about to change when a mechanical organ is brought to the local church. Of course, there is also a need for an organist and that is where beautiful, highly-educated Fancy Day comes in. Replacing the church’s choir however is more difficult than it seems, especially when a member of the choir, Dick falls for Fancy at first sight.
Zarathustra is not the Persian founder of Zoroastrianism; he is just a means to Friedrich Nietzsche’s end. Through Zarathustra, Nietzsche tries to define his own philosophy attacking the Christian values of good and evil and predicting the rise of a new man, the superman, a self-mastered, self-cultivating, self-directed and self-overcoming individual.
This novel, a sequel to “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, told using the first-person voice of Huck Finn follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer while trying to solve a mysterious murder.
A beautiful collection of stories for children in which Tolstoy retells the wonderful fables from Aesop, old Hindu tales and Russian shorts as well as legends that transcend borders and continents.