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"No sight makes a man tremble more than seeing Mr Toad behind the wheel of a car... On a fine summer day, Mole is busy spring-cleaning his home. When he decides he's had enough of cleaning, he ventures towards a place he has never seen before – the river. There he meets Ratty, and the two of them become close friends, spending lazy days by the river. But then they make the mistake of visiting Mr Toad. Toad is rich, exuberant, but also reckless. When he purchases his very first automobile, Toad, Ratty, and Mole are plunged into a dangerous adventure involving theft , a prison break, and the famous siege of Toad Hall. Since its first publication in 1908, Kenneth Grahame's story has amused millions of readers, both children and adults. Now with cutting edge visuals and a faithful conversion to a new format, Campfire brings you the defi niti ve version of an all time classic."
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Orville and Wilbur Wright were just two seemingly average brothers from the American city of Dayton, Ohio, without even a high school diploma. Both were content living as local businessmen, printing newspapers and building bicycles. Like so many others, the two creative and inventive brothers harboured a secret fantasy since childhood, a dream to be able to fly. In the late 1800's, the world's leading scientists were trying to construct a machine that could soar above the Earth. One by the one these brilliant scientists failed, some even falling to their deaths, victims of their own winged contraptions. So, how could Orville and Wilbur even think succeeding when no one else could? But succeed they did. This is the story of their life, the risks they tool, despite the multiple failures, and their unwillingness to accept defeat. This is the story of how the Wright Brothers find a way to change the world for the better.
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When Edmond Dantes is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, he vows to escape and destroy those who betrayed him. Revenge drives him to transform himself into the powerful and enigmatic Count of Monte Cristo, and systematically he hunts the men who put him behind bars. Acting as destiny's agent, Dantes must face not only his enemies but also the moral dilemmas raised by his ruthless quest for justice. Can the man who once had so much to live for find peace, or will fate thwart his plan at the very last?
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In the time of myths and legends...Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, has grown jealous of a young girl named Psyche. She is envious of the praise being heaped upon the mortal girl for her splendour. The goddess decides to dispatch her mischievous son Eros, the god of love, to perform a nasty trick. When the trick goes awry, Eros finds himself falling in love with Psyche. Unable to resist her allure, he whisks her away to a palace in the sky. Wanting Psyche to fall in love with him for who he is and not for his name or looks, Eros hides his true identity from her and forbids her to see him in the light. Persuaded by her two jealous sisters, Psyche plots a way to see him by lamplight. Her plan backfires and, feeling spurned and betrayed, Eros abandons her. Not wanting to live with anyone but Eros, Psyche sets out on a quest to regain the trust of her one true love. This is a wonderful story of true love, redemption, and the conquering of impossible odds during the golden age of mythology.
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Their first mistake was to assume he would give up.. Heracles had it all: A beautiful home, a loving family, and a reputation as a great soldier who would stop at nothing to defend his homeland. As the result of a vicious plot, Heracles is hypnotised into committing the worst crime of all. Devastated by his actions, he wanders aimlessly, immersed in depression. He finally finds some solace in the fact that he can atone for his sins by completing ten impossible tasks. Where other men would give up and consider themselves defeated, Heracles uses his courage, strength and intellect to take up the tasks one by one. Will he succeed? Or has destiny other plans for him...
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