Among the tombs at Saint Louis Cemetery Number One, lies the final resting place for the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. But is this famous queen really at rest? Visitors flock to Marie Laveau's tomb to ask this powerful woman for favors from beyond the grave. Can the woman famous for calling on the spirits for help be providing help as a spirit? Find out in this graphic thriller. Then, learn about other creepy cemeteries.
When Hurricane Katrina raced toward the Gulf of Mexico, the animals at the Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi stood in the path of one of nature's most vicious storms. Soon, the aquarium's beloved dolphins were swept away in the hurricane. How could the aquarium trainers possibly rescue these animals that had been washed out to sea? Learn about how they found all eight dolphins in this graphic adventure of animal escapes. Then, learn about more stunning animal rescues.
Four days of heavy rain sent water rushing toward Jeff Johnson's Iowa pig farm, threatening to flood everything in its path. The high waters could easily sweep away the animals, but Jeff had no way to move all of his pigs out of harm's way. How would the pigs survive? Find out about the smart animals who found their way to safety and the farmers who helped to rescue them in this graphic adventure of animal escape. Then, learn about other animals made it away from rising flood waters.
Hurricane Katrina put the city of New Orleans underwater and threatened countless lives. But how do you reach those desperate to escape when water surrounds the city? From the sky! Follow U.S. Air Force pararescue jumper Keith Berry and his team as they fly into the flooded city and save those trapped by the hurricane in this graphic adventure. Then, learn more about pararescue jumpers and their gear.
Tom Fool, the court jester at Muncaster Castle, used to fill the old stone walls with screams of laughter . . . and fear. While some of his pranks were harmless, others sent visitors to their demise. And some say Tom never left the castle--even after his death. Is he still up to his old tricks? Find out in this graphic thriller. Then, learn about other haunted castles.
It takes a brave soldier to run straight into enemy fire. But that's just what Green Beret Sergeant Bernard Good did when his team was in trouble during the Iraq War. Follow along on this graphic adventure as Sergeant Good and beret Don Hogan help a fellow injured soldier to safety after their reconnaissance mission turned dangerous. Then, learn more about green berets and their gear.
The White House is filled with the history of a nation. But you might be surprised by how much of this history comes from residents who never left . . . even after their own deaths! Among the most famous of these phantoms is Abraham Lincoln. Ever since the president's death, politicians and First Families alike have spotted the ghostly president around his former home. Find out more in this graphic thriller. Then, learn about other haunted houses.
When tornados tore through Alabama, they ripped the roofs off houses, tore apart trees, and sent debris flying miles away. They also picked up Mason, the dog and sent him sailing away from his home and owners. Mason's family searched desperately for their beloved pet, but he was nowhere to be seen. Find out about this brave dog's slow, crawling journey back home after a tornado in this graphic adventure of animal escape. Then, learn more about the heroes that saved other animals from terrifying tornadoes.
The devastating terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 sent the United States reeling and sparked a nearly decade-long hunt for the man behind the attacks. Follow U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six as on their dangerous mission to capture Osama bin Laden in this graphic depiction. Then, learn more about the SEALs and their gear.
The trembling ground frightened pandas in China's Wolong National Nature Preserve. The pandas scrambled up trees and into hiding places as the earthquake toppled structures and ripped apart trees, crumbling the preserve all around them. As soon as the earthquake subsided, teams of rescuers sprang into action to free the hurt and scared pandas from the surrounding rubble. Follow along in this graphic adventure of animal escape. Then, learn about more animals rescued from earthquakes.
Centuries after the Egyptian princess was buried in an elaborate tomb, explorers discovered the coffin lid of Amen-Ra. But they may have uncovered more than an amazing ancient artifact. A string of mysterious accidents and sudden deaths plagued those who handled the lid. Could the mummified owner of this artifact have cursed all who have taken it from her final resting place? Find out in this graphic thriller. Then, learn more about other famous curses.
The Deepwater Horizon disaster sent millions of barrels of oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico--straight into the water that is home to countless animals. The oil quickly coated the wings of the brown pelican, putting this already endangered species into even more risk. How were these animals rescued? Find out about the brave scientists who saved the oil-soaked birds in this graphic adventure of animal escapes. Then, learn more about other oil spills that threatened sea life around the world.
Kurt Muse spoke out--and was taken in. Who did the U.S. send to rescue the American citizen locked in a Panama jail? The elite members of the Delta Force. The special ops team trained for the dangerous mission then set out on the harrowing journey to save Kurt from behind enemy lines. Follow along on this graphic rescue mission. Then, learn more about the Delta Force and the soldiers' gear.
The Warren's Occult Museum is full of many mysterious and downright terrifying artifacts. So, it might be easy to overlook one of its most dangerous possessions--a truly evil doll. But could a lovable plaything really prove deadly? Some think so. Find out more in this graphic thriller. Then, learn about other museum mysteries.
The night stalkers are some of the most elite members of the U.S. Army. Their dangerous missions frequently take them behind enemy lines. For Michael Durant, it was during one of these special ops missions when everything went wrong. Mike was captured behind enemy lines in war-torn Somalia. Follow along on the harrowing journey as Mike is captured and ultimately saved in this graphic story. Then, learn more about army night stalkers and their gear.
In the hard-fought battles of war, a special group of soldiers handles some of the toughest missions. These elite U.S. Army Rangers played a pivotal role in Normandy, France, during the allied invasion on D-Day. Follow rangers Jack Kuhn and Leonard Lomell in this graphic adventure as these two men joined the fight to stop German troops during a victory that would become the turning point of World War II. Then, learn more about army rangers and their gear.
In this graphic novel version of this early science fiction thriller, the heroes use science and natural resources of the island to create a safe life.
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.
Written in graphic novel format, this brief biography of Jackie Robinson describes his childhood, service in the United States Army, and success as a baseball player.
Jason's totally wired. An online gamer, he's always on his phone and posts everything to social media. When he arrives at Camp Elphick, he lets everyone know he's not interested in nature. But then he and his safety partner Ezra fall in a river attempting to take a selfie then end up lost in the woods. Can they survive? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Valerie’s father owns a famous resort in the Florida Keys. Merissa works at the resort to fund her education. Valerie is a bit self-centered and does not treat the resort’s employees with much respect. Then an unexpected storm strands Valerie and Merissa on a deserted island. Can they survive? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Rob and Lillian's families have vacationed together for years. This year they are on an ATV tour in the desert. When they find an abandoned mine they decide to ride in and explore. But then a cave in blocks the way out, leaving them trapped. Can they survive? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Terence and David are competitive snowboarders. David is more laid back, he wants to have fun! But Terence won't be happy until he wins the gold. They head to an abandoned ski resort for some secret practice. Terence refuses to quit until he nails his trick, and the motion causes an avalanche. Can they survive? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
When a rival gang comes to town and starts stealing from innocent people, can master thief Robyn Hood find a way to give them a taste of their own medicine?
Keith Evans is a talented player on Peabody's basketball team. His father was a great player too. When Keith stops applying himself on the court, his father scolds him. Is Mr. Evans pushing Keith to achieve just to relive his glory days? Or is it something else? Includes discussion prompts, a basketball quiz, and fun facts about basketball. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.