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All for One, One for All! The classic tale of swordplay, mystery, and unbreakable friendship! Alexandre Dumas's tale of swashbuckling and heroism follows the fortunes of d'Artagnan, a headstrong country boy who travels to Paris to join the Musketeers - the bodyguard of King Louis XIII. Here he falls in with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, and the four friends soon find themselves caught up in court politics and intrigue. Together they must outwit Cardinal Richelieu and his plot to gain influence over the King, and thwart the beautiful spy Milady's scheme to disgrace the Queen. In The Three Musketeers, Dumas breathed fresh life into the genre of historical romance, creating a vividly realized cast of characters and a stirring dramatic narrative. 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 Time Machine is a science fiction tale by H. G. Wells, published in 1895, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest works of science fiction ever created. After inventing a machine that can move through time, the Traveler leaves Victorian London and goes far into the future. The world he discovers seems calm and quiet but as the Traveler looks below the surface he realizes that things are not exactly as they appear. Thought provoking and beautifully illustrated, this classic captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading.
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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!
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”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!
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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.
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The War of the Worlds is a timeless science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. Taking place in London, it covers the fears, escape plans and struggles for reunion of families amidst an invasion from Mars. An inspiration to artists of every sort from radio to literature to film.
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War of the Worlds - Classics Illustrated #124 in Mandarin
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A novel by Emily Bronte published in 1847. It was her only novel and written between December 1845 and July 1846. It remained unpublished until July 1847 and was not printed until December after the success of her sister's novel Jane Eyre. It was finally printed under the pseudonym Ellis Bell; a posthumous second edition was edited by Charlotte. 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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