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Cici's new magical powers let her see people as they truly are. But what she learns about her loved ones isn't always easy to accept. She has one day to decide whether to keep her wings. What will she choose?
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When Cici gets jealous of her classmate Kendra, she decides to mess up Kendra's doll. But Kendra takes on the doll's blemishes! The changes might turn permanent if Cici doesn't begin to see the best in people.
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Cici has everything planned for her camping trip, but a campsite mix-up, stormy weather, and a forest sprite keep testing her good spirits. Can Cici come to see the magic in surprises, before the whole trip is ruined?
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Cici's parents are separating, her abuela's moving in, and she just woke up with wings on. In this graphic novel--now available in Spanish--she must decide whether to accept her fairy side and special sight.
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From the pages of Arabian Nights comes an amazing tale of chance and adventure. Ali Baba, a poor man who makes his living selling wood, stumbles upon a secret cave where 40 bandits have been hiding priceless treasures. He enters the cave and decides to take some treasures for himself. Ali Baba's wife is thrilled at their newfound fortune--but when she borrows a scale to weigh the riches, Ali Baba's secret gets out. Now that the secret is revealed, will Ali Baba be able to keep his fortune? Or will the bandits get their revenge?
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This graphic novel tells the story of Amaterasu, the Japanese Shinto goddess of the sun. Amaterasu's parents create the first eight islands of Japan. Amaterasu's father later puts his children in charge of parts of the natural world. Beautiful and kindly Amaterasu is made the goddess of the sun. But her brother, Susano, god of the sea and storms, is jealous of his sister's position. In fear of Susano's temper, Amaterasu hides in a cave, plunging the world into darkness. The other gods and goddesses must come up with a clever plan to lure Amaterasu from her hiding place and restore order to the world.
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Dark forces are at work in Camelot. Enemies in King Arthur's midst seek to take his throne. Will Arthur fight to restore the peace in his kingdom, or is this the end of Camelot?
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Atalanta is the best hunter, swiftest runner, and the all-around most eligible bachelorette in ancient Greece. She's also a woman with a secret: a fortune-teller has given her a stern warning to never marry. When her father--a powerful king--insists that she choose a husband, she hatches a clever plan to hold onto her freedom. Will Atalanta be able to outrun her father's demands? Will the gods intervene in her story? And will fate catch up with her in the end?
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Beowulf, a brave and mighty warrior, hears about the troubles of his father's friend, Hrothgar, the king of the Danes. Hrothgar's land is plagued by Grendel, a vicious monster who attacks the Danes by night. Can Beowulf slay this beast?
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This graphic novel tells the story of Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest, and her daughter, Persephone. Demeter rules over a perpetual summer on earth, where crops, trees, and flowers grow in abundance. Persephone, young and beautiful, unknowingly attracts the attention of the lonely god of the Underworld, Hades. Hades kidnaps Persephone, and a frantic Demeter searches in vain for her daughter. Finally, Demeter retreats to her temple in mourning. The goddess's sorrow causes the crops to die and the ground to freeze. The first winter falls over Greece. As people begin to starve, the other Olympian gods and goddesses try to convince Demeter to accept a marriage between Persephone and Hades. But Demeter will not give up her daughter forever to the Underworld. Finally a compromise is struck: Persephone will stay with Hades for half a year (winter). When she comes back from the Underworld to spend half a year with her mother, spring returns to earth.
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From one of China's most famous epics comes a righteous hero and god of war. Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese warrior, fights side by side with his blood brothers Liu Bei and Zhang Fei to squash the menacing Yellow Scarves. He defends his country and his honor, but his troubles are just beginning. All over China, opponents pose grave challenges, each one more trying than the next. Will Guan Yu prevail against the forces that threaten him? Or will the obstacles prove too much for even the brave warrior to handle?
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Famous for his superhuman strength, Hercules is the most popular hero in Greek mythology. The son of Zeus--king of the gods--and a mortal mother, Hercules faces the wrath of Zeus's wife Hera, who resents her illegitimate stepson.
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Osiris is the greatest king and god of the Land of the Nile. He is a generous ruler, and the people love and worship him--along with his wife and queen, the goddess Isis. But Osiris's jealous brother Set has a terrible plan to get rid of Osiris forever and take his place on the Egyptian throne. Will Egypt suffer under an evil tyrant? Or can Isis use her magic and her love to save Osiris and conquer Set?
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Jason was born a prince of the kingdom of Argos. But when Jason was a child, his uncle Pelias stole the throne and sent Jason into hiding. Now a young man, Jason returns to claim his birthright. Will he succeed?
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Young Arthur spends his days toiling as a squire--feeding the horses and hauling his big brother's armor. Around him, England is in turmoil, left without a king. But all that changes in one day, with one pull on the mysterious sword in the stone. Guided by Merlin the Magician, Arthur takes his place as the rightful heir to England's throne. He receives the sword Excalibur and wins the loyalty of the Knights of the Round Table. But can the young king win peace and freedom for England?
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From an East African village, into the Land of the Dead: Marwe lives in a village where food is scarce. She tries to be obedient, but it's hard to spend every day working in the fields. When her carelessness ruins the village's crops, she's too scared to face her angry family and runs away--to the strange Land of the Dead. Marwe knows she doesn't belong there. But can she find the right sort of courage to return to the land of the living?
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After finally winning the decade-long war against the Trojans, Odysseus, captain of the Greek Army, only has to guide his men back home. Yet the journey will prove just as perilous as the battles they have just won.
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Perseus, son of Zeus, is tricked into performing an impossible task: slay the snake-haired Gorgon monster Medusa, whose very look turns men to stone. Will his strength and courage--and the favor of the gods--allow him to succeed?
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From a life filled with heartache and hardship, comes an unmatched beauty destined for a fairy-tale ending: Pear Blossom, a young Korean girl, leads a happy life with her parents--until her mother dies and her father remarries. Her new wicked stepmother and stepsister make Pear Blossom the victim of their cruelty. They give her the nickname Pigling, or little pig, and do everything they can to torture her. But soon, magical creatures come to Pear Blossom's aid--and one day, the girl meets a handsome magistrate. Will Pear Blossom's luck change for the better? Or is she destined to suffer at her stepfamily's hands forever?
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In ancient Greece, a princess rises to a challenge: Psyche lives in the comfort of her parents' wealthy kingdom. But when her beauty draws the jealous anger of the powerful goddess Aphrodite, Psyche finds herself in great danger. She is taken away to an isolated mountain to marry a monster. Will Psyche find love after all with her mysterious new husband? Or will she fall prey to Aphrodite's revenge?
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Fooled into committing a crime by the king's foresters, young Robin Hood finds himself branded an outlaw. As he takes refuge in Sherwood Forest, he meets other hideaways who also unjustly find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Under Robin's leadership, these outlaws form a band of "merry men" who exact justice against the unfair laws of the land by stealing from the rich and giving their loot to the poor. Robin's exploits soon enrage the sheriff of Nottingham, who vows to capture his foe at any cost. Will Robin Hood fall into the sheriff's trap?
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Sinbad, a rich young man who wastes his fortune, must set sail from his home in Baghdad to earn a living as a merchant at sea. In his travels, he encounters violent storms, fearsome whales, giant birds, and an ogre who threatens to destroy him. Yet even after Sinbad regains his wealth, he returns to the sea seeking more adventure. Will Sinbad overcome the dangers he faces? Or will his thirst for adventure lead to his destruction?
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A young hero who overcame the unthinkable rises to unite his people. Weak and silent, young Sunjata is unable to walk, unable even to pull a bow. But a prophesy foretold that his mother would bear a son who will become the mansa of all the Mande people--the greatest king ever to rule. Sunjata sets out to find the strength and courage to fulfill his birthright and to overcome the plotting of a rival queen and the sorcery of the terrible tyrant Sumanguru. Are the armies and magic that stand against him undefeatable? Can Sunjata become the leader his people need?
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Can two young boys outsmart and outwit the lords of death? The Hero Twins, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, were blessed by the Mayan gods with special powers. But their incredible skill at playing Pok-ta-Pok, the Mayan ball game, angers the lords of Xibalba, rulers of the land of the dead. When the lords challenge them to a Pok-ta-Pok game in Xibalba, the twins know they must use all of their powers and cunning to defeat the lords' many challenges. Will they survive the land of the dead?
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From the ancient legends of the Aztecs, comes the story of a love as enduring as a mountain: The Aztec Emperor has many children, but Princess Izta is dearest to his heart. The Emperor has enemies as well, but he also has brave warriors, and Popo is one of the best. Popo cares only about battle . . . until he meets Izta. To prove his worth he accepts a difficult task, but he promises Izta he will come back to her and watch over her--always. With jealous rivals plotting against him, will Popo find a way to keep his vow?
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For ten years, the war raged between the ancient Greeks and their Trojan enemies. When the Greek forces suddenly fall back, the Trojans discover a giant wooden horse and a messenger. Should they accept this peace offering?
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Raised by his mother and tutor, young Theseus finally learns the truth of his birth: he is the son of King Aegeus, ruler of Athens. Armed with his father's shield, he sets out to claim his birthright and face his greatest challenge--the Minotaur, a savage beast who is half-man, half-bull. To defeat the Minotaur, Theseus must enter the Labyrinth, a bewildering maze from which no one has ever escaped alive. Will Theseus succeed in his quest? Or will he suffer the fate of the Minotaur's many other victims?
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Thor, powerful god of thunder, and his brother Loki, the trickster, were eager to resolve an argument: Does strength always win, or do brains always beat brawn? They face off to prove once and for all which god is right.
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From an ancient legend comes a love story for all time. Strong and brave, Tristan is the nephew of King Mark of Cornwall and one of his finest English knights. Mark sends Tristan to Ireland to bring home the king's bride, the princess Isolde. While in Ireland, Tristan slays a dragon and wins Isolde's hand for his uncle. But through a twist of fate, Tristan and Isolde fall in love on the voyage back to Cornwall. Will Tristan and Isolde each do their duty as a loyal knight and a promised bride? Or will they follow their hearts and risk many dangers to be together?
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He wanted nothing more than to live in peace, until a petty tyrant forced him into a cruel choice: Swiss hunter William Tell is famous for his great skill with a crossbow. A mild-mannered husband and father, he just wants a quiet life for his family. Yet his homeland's brutal foreign rulers are making such an existence impossible. Then, one day, a ruthless official forces Tell into a terrible choice: Shoot an apple off his son's head--or be killed along with his son. Will he accept this awful challenge?
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This graphic novel tells the legend of Yu the Great, a Chinese hero from the twenty-first century B.C. Some scholars believe Yu actually existed and that he founded the Xia Dynasty, the first Chinese empire described in historical records. Some later Chinese texts describe Yu as a kind and strong emperor whose engineering projects saved China from frequent floods. But in Chinese legend, as in this book, Yu is descended from the gods and born from a golden dragon. He saves China from floods by using magical soil to plug underwater springs, with the help of a tortoise, an owl, and a dragon
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1931. Jackie Mitchell is a girl pitcher on a minor-league baseball team, the Chattanooga Lookouts. In her day, few women played sports. But her skill earned her a spot on a men's team. When the New York Yankees come to town, Jackie must face Babe Ruth at the plate. Can she strike out one of the greatest players in baseball?
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The Connecticut countryside, 1777. A messenger arrives at Sybil Ludington's farm with bad news. British soldiers are starting to burn villages in the area. Someone must alert the colonial militia, and the messenger is too tired. Sybil volunteers to ride from farm to farm through the dark forest. Can she rouse the soldiers in time?
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The men at the lifesaving station in North Carolina's Outer Banks make fun Sam's pony, but Sam know she's a worthy steed. When a ship begins to sink on a stormy night, Sam and Ginger prove their strength.
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Moingona, Iowa, 1881. Kate Shelley lives on a farm near Honey Creek with her mother and younger brothers and sisters. When a terrible storm makes the creek flood, the railroad bridge is washed out. Kate fears that the Midnight Express will crash into the raging waters. Kate sets out into the storm to give warning. Will she reach the station in time to stop the train?
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Nebraska, 1888. Sisters Sarah and Annie arrive at school on an unusually warm January day. When the worst blizzard in memory descends without warning, their teacher must make a decision. Should they stay in the schoolhouse after the roof caves in, or should they brave the storm in search of safety?
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James Forten is a free African American sailor on an American ship during the Revolutionary War. When the British capture his ship, he becomes a prisoner. Will the British sell him as a slave?
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Stenny Green loves to build model airships. He's excited to see the Hindenburg land in his town. But the night turns to tragedy when the Hindenburg explodes in the sky. Can Stenny help the wreck's survivors?
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Best friends Minnie and Tessa work together at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Suddenly, a fire breaks out. But the doors are locked, the elevator is full, and fire blocks the stairway. Will Minnie and Tessa get out?
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California, early 1860s. Julius loves horses so much that he leaves his job as a sailor to work on a ranch. He is so good at taming horses that the other men at the ranch call him Bronco Charlie. He wants to become a pony express rider, but everyone tells him he's too young. When a pony express horse gallops into town without its rider, Charlie volunteers to take his place. Can Charlie deliver the mail and prove his worth as a rider?
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The snowstorm of the century has buried Milton Daub's town under ice and snow. Milton bundles up and sets out into the blizzard to get food and medicine.
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Matinicus Rock, Maine, 1856. Seventeen-year-old Abbie Burgess lives with her family on a tiny island off the coast of Maine. Her father, the lighthouse keeper, must clean and light the lighthouse lamps every day without fail. Otherwise ships could crash into rocks and sink. Abbie's father leaves to buy supplies, but a storm hitsbefore he can return. Can Abbie keep the lights burning until her father returns?
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1777. John Darragh's family has sided with the rebel colonists during the Revolutionary War. But the family lives across the street from the headquarters of the British army, their enemies. The Darragh family spies on the British, and John takes messages to his brother in the rebel camp. Can John sneak past the British soldiers this time?
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Young Arly Dunbar loves exploring caves with his grown-up friend Floyd Collins. When Floyd becomes trapped in Sand Cave, the entire town comes to the rescue. Can Arly find a way to help his friend?
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Who killed Captain Peter Carey? Everyone knows that Captain Carey, nicknamed Black Peter, was a nasty, cruel character. But who would murder him and why? Can Holmes, Watson, and Inspector Lestrade find the brutal killer before it's too late?
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When Miss Susan Cushing receives a package with gruesome contents, she cannot imagine who sent it. While Inspector Lestrade dismisses the package as a practical joke, Holmes fears the worst. Can Holmes and Watson discover the sender?
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John Garrideb must find two more men with the same last name to obtain a deceased Garrideb's fortune. John finds Nathan Garrideb in London. But when Nathan seeks Holmes and Watson for help, what dark secret will Holmes reveal?
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In Holmes's very first case, a simple letter shocked a man to death. Holmes explains to Watson how a voyage upon a ship called the Gloria Scott tortured a man for the rest of his life.
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You've survived a shipwreck, but mad scientists and mutants are hot on your trail! Will you escape them . . . or join them? Which twists and turns will your journey take?
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Will you succeed on an epic quest in ancient China, full of bandits, ghosts, and flying fists? Can you defeat your foes and become a martial arts master? Which twists will your journey take?
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