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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, is a comic-novel by Charles Dickens. Originally published as a serial from 1838 to 1839, it was Dickens' third novel. The novel centers on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies. His Uncle Ralph, who thinks Nicholas will never amount to anything, plays the role of principal antagonist. Instantly disliking Nicholas, Ralph sends him to teach in a school run by the stupidly sadistic Wackford Squeers. Nicholas decides to escape, taking with him the orphan Smike, one of Squeers's most abused young charges. The two embark on a series of adventurous encounters with an array of humanity's worst and best - greedy fools, corrupt lechers, cheery innocents, and selfless benefactors. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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An Orphan, Lost and Found! One of the most swiftly moving and unified of Charles Dickens's great novels. Oliver Twist is a poor orphan boy cruelly treated in the public workhouse. Pennyless and hungry, he runs away to London, only to fall into the clutches of a gang of thieves and pickpockets led by the master criminal, Fagin. Befriended by a man robbed by the gang, Oliver learns his true identity and gains a home, a fortune, and a family! Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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Paul Bunyan was the largest, smartest baby ever born in the state of Maine! He grew up to be the biggest lumberjack in the world. With his blue ox, Babe, by his side, they worked their way west through the North American Forest. Join their journey and see what wonders they created along the way! Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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The legend of Robin Hood has captured our imaginations for more then 500 years. He's that trickster-like character, a roving outlaw and nobleman and is one of the most romanticized figures in English Literature. He stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and in so doing became an undying symbol of virtue. Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men offer readers more than enough adventure and thrills to keep them turning the pages. Who could resist the arrows flying, danger lurking, and medieval intrigue? Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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Daniel Defoe has woven a fantastic tale of the adventures of Robinson Crusoe, a young lad form the City of York in England who yearns for the life of the sea. His father wants Robinson to attend law school and get a good education, but Robinson decides otherwise. Follow Robinson as he survives pirates, shipwrecks and cannibals. Beautifully illustrated, this story is a classic you will enjoy and treasure.
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There once lived a good king and a gentle queen who ruled a rich and happy land. They wished for a child for many years. Finally, a princess is born to the king and queen. The good fairies are called to give the baby a gift. An old fairy is hurt that she is not invited and puts a curse on the child. The princess pricks her finger with a spindle and falls asleep for one hundred years. When she awakes a handsome Prince awaits. Beautifully illustrated, this classic 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!
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Grimms' Fairy Tale is a timeless literary masterpiece. Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs (1812) is the famous tale of a princess who escapes her jealous step-mother and lives in the woods with seven little men. The step-mother, a witch, tries again and again to kill Snow-white. Features elements such as the magic mirror, the poisoned apple, the glass coffin, and the seven dwarves. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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Specially retold for young children this is the story of Jesus. It adheres closely to the biblical version with two levels of text to help children just beginning to read. It features the Christmas story, the Easter story, loaves and fishes and the Good Samaritan, the stories of Jesus in the temple, Jesus calming the storm and Jairus' daughter.
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair" Set in the year 1775, between the cities of London and Paris, we are thrown into the turmoils of the time, where love, intrigue and self-sacrifice all lead up to the guillotine. A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens' unforgettable story of love and ultimate sacrifice. Beautifully 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!
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A tantalizing tale of intrigue, villainy and ultimate revenge. A young sailor Edmond Dantes is incarcerated falsely as a Bonapartist to the Chateau' d'If by his enemies; Danglers, Fernand Mondego, Caderousse and Monsieur de Villefort. While in prison he befriends the Abbe Faria who educates him in the languages, arts and sciences. He also tells Edmond of a huge treasure buried in a cave on the Island of Monte Cristo. Follow this amazing tale, how Edmond armed with knowledge and patience sets out to exact revenge on all his enemies. Beautifully illustrated, this comic graphic novel is a classic you will enjoy and treasure. A must-have for your digital library.
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