Abraham Lincoln, also known as "Honest Abe", was one of America's most prolific presidents, frontiersman, and statesman, known best as the man who freed the slaves. Before his heroic stand against slavery and heartbreaking assassination there is much to learn. Would you be surprised to know that the revolutionary president, often appearing stern and rigid in historical photographs, was actually well known for his sense of humor and practical jokesMany interesting facts about the legendary Abraham Lincoln are revealed in this beautifully illustrated classic.
An 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell The novel became an immediate bestseller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, long enough to see her first and only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. ?A compelling tale of a spirited young Thoroughbred that captured the hearts of readers throughout Victorian England when it was first published. A timeless tale of courage, hope, and strength guaranteed to delight readers. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
Cinderella is a must for any child's library, one of the best-loved fairy tales of all time Cinderella is the classic story of a beautiful girl, her evil stepmother and stepsisters, and the fairy godmother who helps her to meet the prince of her dreams. It is a fairy tale magic to treasure forever. ?There is a ball, a handsome prince and a glass slipper which all contribute to a happy ending. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
Haggard tells the story of Cleopatra from the viewpoint of an Ancient Egyptian priest who is given the responsibility of overthrowing the supposed impostor Cleopatra. Haggard, who often employed hints of adventure and exoticism, portrayed Cleopatra as witty and devious, and she has an overwhelming presence that all can feel. Cleopatra, like the other characters, is both good and evil at the same time; forcing readers to both empathize and despise her. Thought provoking and beautifully illustrated, this classic tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
Jack and the Beanstalk
In this beloved tale, Jack can't seem to do anything useful for his poor mother. He can't even conduct an errand as simple as selling their cow; instead, he trades the beast for a handful of beans. Jack watches in amazement as his magic beans grow into a beanstalk that reaches beyond the clouds, elevating Jack to a strange land ruled by a greedy giant. Jack must be clever and brave as he tries to return the giant's stolen treasures to their rightful owner. Children will eagerly continue reading to see whether Jack can sneak past a hungry giant to rescue the golden harp. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair Rapunzel is a superbly woven tale of romance between Rapunzel and her prince. Find out about the tower, the evil witch and Rapunzel's long hair. Beautifully illustrated, this comic graphic fairy tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
Romeo and Juliet
O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore Art Thou RomeoA tale of tragic romance! This tale unfolds in Verona, Italy, where two noble families are bitterly feuding; the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, are the star-crossed lovers who rise above the feuding and pronounce their love for each other. Thought provoking and beautifully illustrated, this classic comic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. Romeo and Juliet is a must for your library of digital classics.
The Golden Touch
There once lived a very rich king called Midas who believed that nothing was more precious than gold So begins this imaginative retelling of the myth of the man with the golden touch. When a mysterious stranger offers to grant King Midas a wish, the king does not hesitate: He wishes that all he touches would turn to gold. To his delight, his wish is granted and he soon sets about transforming his ordinary palace into a place of golden beauty. But to his dismay, when he accidentally turns his beloved daughter Marigold, into a golden statue, Midas learns that what at first seems a blessing can also become a curse. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
The Last of the Mohicans
In 1757, the third year of the French and Indian War, Hawkeye, a colonial scout, and his friends, Chingachkook, a chief of the Mohicans, and his son Uncas risk their lives to guide two English sisters through hostile territory and evade the evil Huron, Magua, who is determined to destroy them. ?Find out what happens next. Beautifully illustrated, this classic comic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. A must-have for your digital library.
The Magic Fountain
One upon a time, there was a prince that searched for an enchanted castle In this castle was a magic fountain whose waters were the only cure for the his seriously ill father, the king. Unfortunately, the prince's two evil brothers are determined to stop him so they can have the kingdom for themselves when their father dies. After a magic dwarf hears of the prince's plight and helps him find the fountain, the prince meets a princess and asks her to marry him. She agrees, however he must wait one year then return to the palace of the magic fountain to marry the princess. Will they live happily ever afterBeautifully illustrated, this tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading and literature. A must-have classic for your digital library!
The Magic Servants
There once was a princess named Pauline who was so beautiful that young men came from near and far to see her. Each one wanted to marry her more than the next, including Prince Rudolph. Prince Rudolph set off at once to meet the princess. Along the way he met a large man, a man who could hear everything his ears were so large, a very tall man who could walk long distances, a man who was cold when it was hot and hot when it was cold, and a man with a neck like a giraffe. How will these "magic servants" help prince Rudolph win the princessBeautifully illustrated, this comic graphic tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading and literature. A must-have classic for your digital library!
The Man in the Iron Mask
A graphic novel that is based on the final section of the novel The Vicomte of Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, pere, which was itself based on the 18th century legend of The Man in the Iron Mask . The plot often involves D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers and an identical twin brother of King Louis XIV of France, and it is considered a sequel to The Three Musketeers . Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
In the eighth century, ships with bright sails and dragonhead prows suddenly swept across the seas of northern Europe. They carried daring men with heavy swords who sought adventure, booty and new lands in which to live. Europe became their battlefield, and the distant islands of the North Atlantic became their colonies. They were Vikings! ?Beautifully illustrated, this graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of history and reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
The Wizard of Oz
"There's no place like home" Follow the yellow brick road filled with the adventures of young Dorothy and her dog, Toto. Their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here Dorothy meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the powerful Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz is story of quiet wisdom and gentle humor that generations have remembered with a special feeling of affection. Beautifully illustrated, this tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
Tom Brown's School Days
Tom Brown's Schooldays still appeals to modern readers. Like modern young adults, Tom and the other boys at Rugby suffer pangs of separation from family, stand up against peer bullies, ponder the ambiguities of friendship and the finality of death, and gradually assume adult responsibilities. Tom is no saint; like his American contemporary Huckleberry Finn, he gets into trouble with authority. ?Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
Shiver me timbers! Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore. With it's devious plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that anyone will ever say no to this timeless classic. Stevenson's riveting tale serves as the basis for such popular portrayals of piracy as one-legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders and treasure maps where an "X" marks the spot. Vibrant art truly captures the excitement. The themes of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel Treasure Island ; loyalty, adventure, morality and especially coming of age, make it ideal. Beautifully illustrated, this classic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. Treasure Island is a must-have for your digital library.
The Last West #2
As the mystery of Stephen West and his involvement in the failure of the first nuclear bomb deepens, the guardians of the West family's secrets are revealed. At Pearl Harbor, we see the explosive beginnings of a bond between two families that lasts over three generations-and, one that is responsible for the stagnant world that is slowly crumbling today.
The Last West #3
As Raymond West, the only surviving member of the family responsible for the global stasis, flees discovery, we learn more about the strange power the Wests possess and how they've influenced America throughout its history. Famous authors fill the pages as the search for Raymond rages in this tale for all the ages.
The Last West #6
Keep it secret, keep it safe! Extreme measures are taken to protect the secrets of the West family and their connection to the 70-year stasis. Will Bobby and Sarah's attempts to uncover Stephen West's trail succeed, or will they go up in smoke?
Wilson Puck is an ordinary boy that loves to play hockey. Unfortunately for Wilson, he isn't that great at it. But after a chance meeting with some new friends, Wilson just might make the team afterall! Wilson Puck is a story of determination, friendship and having the courage to never give up on your dreams.
Anyone but Virginia
Meet Virginia. Straight-A student. Co-captain of the girls' soccer team. Senior class vice president, Truman High School class of 1999. Full ride to Washington University in St. Louis. But Virginia left all of that behind to become Volcano Girl, the government-created-super-powered-guardian of Chicago. Increasingly distracted and alienated, Volcano Girl is slipping in performance. So when a former classmate somehow tracked down Volcano Girl- as Virginia Patterson- Virginia is shocked to learn as senior class vice-president it is her responsibility to plan the 10-year reunion. She has neither spoken to her friends nor been home in six years. Her friends are clueless to the nature of her profession and abilities.