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One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price.
A message from the publisher:
Classics Illustrated - A wonderful History - We're delighted to re-introduce these marvellous comic books to new generations of readers who will surely enjoy them as fantastic tales of adventure and excitement but will also improve their reading skills as a result and be inspired to read the complete versions of many of these fine works. I sincerely hope that you enjoy these superb adaptations and are similarly inspired as I was, nearly 50 years ago. Jeff Brooks, CEO, Classic Comic Store Ltd
Guided by an ancient map, and with his reluctant nephew in tow, the eccentric Professor Lidenbrock descends deep into the crater of an extinct volcano... down towards the centre of the earth! Vast underground caverns, rivers of lava, giant prehistoric creatures, lost civilizations and the legendary city of Atlantis all feature in full colour in this retelling of a classic.
The Classics Illustrated titles:
1 The War of the Worlds
2 Oliver Twist
3 Robin Hood
4 The Man in the Iron Mask
5 Romeo and Juliet
6 A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
7 Les Miserables
8 The Jungle Book
9 Mutiny on the Bounty
10 Wuthering Heights (July 09)
11 Knights of the Round Table (Aug 09)
12 Jane Eyre (Sept 09)
13 Frankenstein (Oct 09)
14 The Time Machine (Nov 09)
15 A Christmas Carol (Dec 09)
16 Moby Dick (Jan 2010)
Click here to view all the Classics Illustrated and Classics Illustrated Junior titles.
What Authors think of these Classics
I like these illustrated Children's Classics. I'm a great fan of comics and the comic strip and I think these books offer a good way for young readers to get into some of the greatest stories ever told. My three-year old was particularly keen on the Goldilocks one and has asked for it again and again!
Michael Rosen (Children's Laureate)
"My son Jack didn't like English at high school so I bought him a lot of comic versions of classic books such as Jekyll And Hyde, Kidnapped and Macbeth - now he wants to go to see the Shakespeare play. It's a great way to get people to read. The problem is that there just aren't enough comics out there any more."
Ian Rankin – author
"Even before I could read, I remember pouring through my brothers' copies of Classics Illustrated, over and over, especially their excellent comic book adaptations of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and War of the Worlds."
Martin Powell – Author
Comics - a great way for new and reluctant readers to enjoy the classics
"It's exciting to now see people well respected in education advocating comics in schools. As an English teacher and huge comic fan, I've often tried to convince colleagues of the power of comics as worthy texts"
Katie Barrowman – teacher
"If you’re old enough to remember the Classics Illustrated comic books, you’ll be glad to know that they’re back. They promise to encourage readers to get into, and through, the classics."
Dodie Ownes, School Library Journal
"Comics are the most exciting medium today for teachers who want to grab their students' attention without sacrificing depth, and for librarians who are intrigued by this art form and its possibilities for encouraging new readers."
For kids who came of age after World War II, Classics Illustrated was our first encounter with stolen or, put more mildly, borrowed goods. How many kids, from the '40s through the '60s, first encountered Captain Ahab or Jean Valjean or Madame Defarge in the pages of those comics with the unforgettable yellow logo in the top left corner of the cover? Did we know who Charles Dickens was, or Victor Hugo, or Herman Melville? Probably not. We just knew that these were good stories, to be read and reread and passed around. Newsweek 2009
|Publication date:||1st March 2009|
|Publisher:||Classic Comic Store Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers, 9+ readers|
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