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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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"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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The year was 1095 AD. For more than 400 years, Muslims ruled Palestine in the Middle East. Over in Europe, Christians felt they should rule Palestine and wanted the Muslims driven from the holy city of Jerusalem. A restless Europe reached the eve of one of man's greatest adventures, and with that, the First Crusade was launched. 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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Once there was a king who had twelve tall, handsome sons, though only the youngest, named Prince Eric, was as kind as he was handsome. The king decided it was time for each of his sons to choose a bride. The King has one condition however: the girl must be able to spin and weave and sew a shirt in one day!! Prince Eric wanted a bride that was kind and sweet as well. Will he find the bride of his dreams and one that can spin and weave and sew to satisfy the king? 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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Once upon a time there lived a brother and sister named Gretchen and Jon. They lived with their cruel stepmother in the edge of the woods. The wicked stepmother was really a witch. What will happen when the witch casts a spell to punish the brother and sister for running away? Will they drink from the enchanted brook? Will the enchanted deer lead the King to find a beautiful wife? 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!
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A classic tale of an enchanted fish with wondrous powers, a fisherman and his wife. Definitely a story where too much of a good thing can lead to ruin, The Enchanted Fish tells the story of a poor fisherman who pulls a golden fish out of the sea. Upon finding out that the fish is magical, the fisherman's wife demands that the magic fish grant them wish, after wish, after wish. A story of greed and over-reaching ambition. 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 Food of the Gods is a science fiction saga by H.G. Wells. Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood were amongst a new breed of men - or 'scientists' as they had become known. After discovering Herakleophorbia IV, a chemical that accelerates growth, the countryside is overrun with giant chickens, rats, wasps and worms. Havoc ensues, but Benson and Redwood are undeterred and begin to use 'the food of the gods' on humans. Soon, children are growing up to 40 feet high. But where will the experiments end? 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!
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One of the most gripping of H.G. Wells' science-fiction sagas, "The Invisible Man" (1897) is the story of a brilliant young scientist who hastily experiments upon himself, becoming invisible and mad. He is imprisoned in a nightmare of his own making. From its opening in a small village inn, the narrative moves inexorably towards a climax of terror as the whole of England unites to hunt down and destroy the invisible alien. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. The Invisible Man is a perfect addition to your digital, Classics Illustrated library.
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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.
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A little sea princess, longing to be human, trades her mermaid's tail for legs, hoping to win the love of a prince and earn an immortal soul for herself. Capturing the magic of Hans Christian Andersen's original tale, Classics Illustrated reveals the spectacle of the worlds below and above the sea. 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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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.
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The story of the Oregon Trail is adapted from a book, which itself retells the stories from the real life diaries of American Frontiersman, Francis Parkman. As a bold young man, looking to make his way in the settling of America, Parkman took it upon himself to befriend Whirlwind, Chieftain of the Dacotah native tribe. Parkman lived among the Dacotah, as one of them, learning a way to live in peace with nature and respect of his fellow man, no matter the color of his skin. He did see a fair bit of action and danger too. Although the Dacotah lived peaceably with each other, they were often at war with neighboring tribes. Their bitterest rivals were the Snake tribe, who the Dacotah enter into a bitter feud with after they kill Whirlwind's son in battle. The Oregon Trail not only gives you a glimpse into Native American culture, but tells the true story of how one man lived amongst and learned from them, ultimately making his mark trying to negotiate peace and fairness between warring tribes as well as the white man and American government. The Oregon Trail is a true story full of frontier action and adventure. Beautifully illustrated, a classic you will enjoy and treasure.
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The first of Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales," The Pioneers introduces the character of Natty Bumppo, one of literature's most unforgettable heroes, an outsider on the advancing edge of a civilization he can neither abide nor escape. Bumppo makes his first appearance here as an aged hunter living on the fringe of settlement near Templeton (Cooperstown), New York, at the end of the eighteenth century. The Pioneers is a rich chronicle of early frontier life filled with action, adventure, romance, and history. It is also the work that established James Fenimore Cooper as the first great American novelist. 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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Follow the "Bigger than Life" American hero Theodore Roosevelt from his birth in New York City to Harvard graduate, to rancher, to organizer of a volunteer regiment-The Rough Riders in the war with Spain, to elected Governor of New York in 1898, to Vice-President in 1900, to assuming the Presidency after McKinley was assassinated in 1901, to being the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in bringing an end to the Russo-Japanese conflict in 1904 and to being President of the USA until 1912.
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The Silly Princess is very silly and believes everything she is told. Her father, the King, decrees that the first man that can make her say the words “It's a lie" shall have her hand in marriage and rule half the kingdom. Men come from far and wide to try to win the princess and half the kingdom. Will Claus the poor woodcutter's son win the hand of the princess? 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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The Song of Hiawatha is based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem written in 1855 and based on the hero Hiawatha and his love Minehaha. This tale compiles the legends and folklore of the Objibwe and other Native American people and concludes with the arrival of the white man. 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.
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This special edition presents the complete story of Moses and his struggle to free the Israelites from the tyranny of the Pharoah. Includes: "Oppression of Egypt," "Early Life of Moses," "God Calls Moses," "The Plagues," "Exodus," "The Commandments," and "The Tabernacle". A classic you will enjoy and treasure.
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Written by Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916) a folklorist, literary critic and historian. In The Three Little Pigs, each little pig is confident that his house is the strongest but the real question is: whose house will survive the big bad wolf? Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination, encouraging a love of reading.
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