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When the young Arthur pulls the embedded sword from the stone, his future as the King of England is foretold. This imaginative retelling of the classic legends recounts the story of Arthur's formation of the Knights of the Round Table, his securing of the enchanted sword Excalibur, his wooing of the Lady Guinevere and many other beloved Arthurian tales.
This is the latest title in Sterling's Unabridged Classics series. It is an adventure-filled, menacing fairy tale with a moral. It is suitable for children aged 10 and over. Pinocchio, in Carlo Collodi's original version, is an adventure-filled, menacing fairy tale with a moral. Made by the woodcarver Geppetto, the puppet Pinocchio dreams of becoming a real child. But his unrestrained curiosity, dishonesty and selfishness put him in constant peril. As he journeys from the deceptive 'Field of Miracles', where he plants gold coins to make them grow, to the land where lazy boys turn into donkeys, Pinocchio's path is paved with mistakes, willfulness, and danger. And all the while his nose keeps growing bigger and bigger and bigger every time he tells a fib, so all the world can see what a liar he is.
This book is suitable for children aged 10 and up. Poor Pollyanna. Her father has just died and now she has to go live with her Aunt Polly. But even her Aunt's unfriendliness won't get Pollyanna down. No matter what goes wrong, she always finds something to be glad about. But when a horrible accident leaves her crippled, will Pollyanna still be so glad? Join Pollyanna as she makes all new friends, cares for the sick and teaches everyone around her how to love again. This handsome, unabridged edition of Pollyanna, with striking illustrations by Scott McKowen, joins Sterling's beloved classics line and is sure to find a treasured place in any family's library.
This title is suitable for children aged 10 years and up. This collection of masterful stories by Washington Irving includes the classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the eerie Rip Van Winkle, the funny The Specter Bridegroom and the spooky The Devil and Tom Walker. These four stories create a strange and macabre anthology that's perfect for Halloween, or any time you want to feel your skin crawl. This handsome, unabridged edition of Irving's famous tales, with striking illustrations by Scott McKowen, joins Sterling's beloved classics line and is sure to find a treasured place in any family's library.
This title is suitable for children aged 10 years and up. The bestselling Unabridged Classics series continues with Charles Dickens' Great Expectations , one of the most beloved and popular novels of all time. When Philip Pirrip, nicknamed Pip, is approached by an escaped convict and forced to steal food and supplies, he little realises how this act will alter his life. This handsome, unabridged edition, with striking illustrations by Scott McKowen and questions for discussion by the esteemed educator Arthur Pober, will find a treasured place in any family's library.
This title is suitable for children aged 10 years old and up. The respected Dr. Jekyll appears to have fallen under the spell of a disreputable character named Edward Hyde. Hyde has access to Jekyll's bank account and Jekyll has named Hyde as his sole heir in a recently drafted will. And there is something even more disturbing about the close relationship between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde...This handsome, unabridged edition, with striking illustrations by Scott McKowen, joins Sterling's beloved classics line and will be treasured in any family's library.
This title is suitable for children aged 10 years old and up. At first, Robinson Crusoe finds himself with little hope of survival when he is shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. He begins to write in a journal of his fight to live, recording every incredible step forward and each miserable setback that befalls him. This handsome edition, with striking illustrations by Scott McKowen, joins Sterling's beloved classics line and is sure to find a treasured place in anyone's family library.
This is a beloved tale that will make the perfect present! Unabridged Classics are aimed at ages 10 years upwards with more than 330,000 copies sold! This is the unabridged story with insightful questions for discussion, fantastic artwork, a ribbon marker and high-quality paper. Beloved in Christmases past and sure to remain a favourite in Christmases of the future, Dickens' popular holiday tale is the perfect Christmas present. The uplifting tale follows the mysterious and magical events that transform the miserly, miserable Ebenezer Scrooge into 'as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man' as ever lived.
Thanks to its colourful cast of characters and gritty portrayal of street life in Victorian London, Dickens' Oliver Twist has captured readers' hearts for over 150 years. Today's children will love it too. Oliver, a poor orphan, escapes the miserable workhouse where he was born only to fall into the clutches of a band of pickpockets led by the odious Fagin. Yet no amount of cruelty can destroy his purity...and through his goodness, he finds salvation.
Parents, teachers, librarians and youngsters will welcome four new superb, unabridged editions of timeless children's favourites - complete with artwork by Scott McKowen. Each book features extraordinary jacket art, detailed spot illustrations, a three-piece cover, a ribbon marker and the highest quality paper. Swiss Family Robinson tells of shipwrecked passengers on a deserted island: how will they survive? After their ship founders at sea, the Robinsons - father, mother, and four sons - find themselves stranded in an uninhabited, idyllic land.
Recounts the legend of Robin Hood, who plundered the king's purse and poached his deer and whose generosity endeared him to the poor.