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Books in the series: Sterling Unabridged Classics

Pinocchio (Sterling Unabridged Classics)

Pinocchio (Sterling Unabridged Classics)

Author: Carlo Collodi, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2014

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.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

Author: Washington Irving Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2013

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.

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2013

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.

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Author: Hugh Lofting Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2012

This is a new, unabridged edition of the beloved story of the doctor who can talk to animals has long enchanted children. Strikingly illustrated by Scott McKowen, this book is sure to find a treasured place in any family's library. It is suitable for children aged 10 years and up. Hugh Lofting's beloved story of the doctor who can talk to animals has long enchanted children. Though his fondness for pets drives away all his human patients, as a veterinarian, Doctor Doolittle has the magic touch. Join him, Polynesia, Jip the dog, Dab-Dab the duck and the rest of his furry and feathered friends as they face evil kings and treacherous pirates while handling their most important case ever. This handsome, unabridged edition of The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle , with striking illustrations by Scott McKowen, is sure to find a treasured place in any family's library.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Arthur Pober, Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2012

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.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Sterling Unabridged Classics)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Sterling Unabridged Classics)

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2011

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.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Arthur Pober, Daniel Defoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2011

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.

Dracula (Sterling Unabridged Classics)

Dracula (Sterling Unabridged Classics)

Author: Bram Stoker, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2010

Dracula still thrills and chills today...and forever. This title is suitable for children aged 10 and up. Thanks to the huge success of the Twilight series, vampires have become the most popular supernatural creatures on earth. But Dracula is the one that started it all, back in 1897. Bram Stoker's eternally terrifying classic established the genre, with its looming Transylvanian castle; creepy undead bloodsuckers; innocent maidens in danger; and unforgettable characters, including the insane insect-eating Renfield.

The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2010

This title is suitable for children aged 10 and up. Murder, revenge, deranged fantasies and dark superstitions: better leave the lights on after reading these 24 chilling tales of horror and suspense, spun by master storyteller Edgar Allan Poe. This collection includes such unforgettable stories as The Tell-Tale Heart , The Fall of the House of Usher , The Pit and the Pendulum , Berenice , 'The Premature Burial and The Murders in the Rue Morgue .

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2009

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.

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Author: Jakob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/08/2009

Unabridged Classics are aimed at ages 10 years upwards with more than 330,000 copies sold! The book features many of the Grimms' most popular retellings including The Frog Prince , Rapunzel and many more. It is unabridged with insightful questions for discussion, fantastic artwork, a ribbon marker and high-quality paper. Based on the brothers' first volume of folk tales, Children's and Household Stories , this collection features many of the Grimms' most popular retellings, as well as some lesser-known ones. The tales include The Frog Prince, Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, The Fisherman and his Wife, Tom Thumb, and many others.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2008

Jules Verne - and his one-of-a-kind hero, Phileas Fogg - take children on an action-packed, whirlwind race around the world. For as long as anyone can remember, Fogg's daily ritual has never varied by even a minute. Then, on a whim and a bet, he sets out to prove that he can span the globe and return to his club in London in only 80 days. Suddenly, his life is turned upside down and every day offers an exciting new adventure. Children will love it!

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2008

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.

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Author: Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2007

Children will delight in this unabridged version of Rudyard Kipling's classics, Jungle Books One and Two ! Not only does this attractive volume feature the beloved tales of Mowgli, the man cub raised by wolves, and Rikki Tikki Tavi, but also the lesser-known but wonderful stories of Toomai, the boy who gets to see elephants dance; Quiquern, who saves his Eskimo people from starvation; and Kotick, the white seal.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Author: Jules Verne, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2007

What a stunning discovery: an old, coded note that actually contains directions for reaching the Earth's very core! And once he finds it, renowned geologist Professor Liedenbrock can't resist setting out with his 16-year-old nephew to go where only one man has gone before. Jules Verne takes young readers on one of the most incredible journeys ever imagined, from Iceland's frozen tundra far down into fantastic underground prehistoric worlds and back up again through the fires of an erupting volcano.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2006

Mark Twain's brilliant 19th-century novel has long been recognised as one of the finest examples of American literature. Rich in authentic dialect, folksy humour and sharp social commentary, Twain's classic tale follows Huckleberry Finn and Jim the runaway slave on an exciting journey down the Mississippi. Each beautiful book is unabridged and features extraordinary art, a ribbon marker and the highest quality paper. A series of insightful questions appear at the end of each volume to encourage discussion and a deeper understanding of these enduring works.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Author: Jules Verne, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2006

Originally published in 1870, this amazing undersea adventure is one of the earliest science fiction novels ever written. Jules Verne invites readers to go below the ocean's waves in the first-ever submarine with Captain Nemo and a range of fantastical sea creatures. Each beautiful book is unabridged and features extraordinary art, a ribbon marker and the highest quality paper. A series of insightful questions appear at the end of each volume to encourage discussion and a deeper understanding of these enduring works. This voyage of exploration and the imagination retains a popularity that has spellbound generations of children.

The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson

Author: Johann David Wyss, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2006

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.

Heidi

Heidi

Author: Johanna Spyri, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2006

Parents, teachers, librarians and children will adore these beautiful unabridged editions of timeless children's favourites. Each hardback book has extraordinary artwork on the cover, together with spot illustrations, a ribbon marker and the highest quality paper. In Heidi - what happens when a little orphan girl is forced to live with her cold and frightening grandfather? The heartwarming answer has engaged children for more than a century, both on the page and on the screen. Johanna Spyri's beloved story offers youngsters an endearing and intelligent heroine, a cast of unique and memorable characters, and a fascinating portrait of a small Alpine village.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: Arthur Pober, L. Frank Baum Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2005

The Wizard of Oz has captured the hearts of children and adults alike since it was published in 1899. The beloved tale of Dorothy, her dog Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and their journey through the magical land of Oz is filled with excitement and suspense. This attractive illustrated hardback edition of the treasured classic is sure to be cherished for years to come. Sterling Children's Classics is a new series presenting timeless classic works of fiction in handsome hardback volumes at an unbelievable price. Parents, teachers, librarians and of course young readers will welcome these beautiful, unabridged editions of evergreen children's favourites. Each beautiful book features: original full colour dust jacket artwork; three-piece cloth binding; the highest quality paper; detailed spot illustrations; and a ribbon page marker. It is beautiful classic literature at a classic price!

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2005

Toad, Rat, Mole, Badger and the other appealing characters in The Wind in the Willows got their start a century ago as the stars of bedtime stories for the author's young son. Their adventures have delighted children of all generations for nearly a century. This attractive new edition of the treasured classic is sure to be cherished for years to come. Sterling Children's Classics is a new series presenting timeless classic works of fiction in handsome hardback volumes at an unbelievable price. Parents, teachers, librarians and of course young readers will welcome these beautiful, unabridged editions of evergreen children's favourites. Each beautiful book features: original full colour dust jacket artwork; three-piece cloth binding; the highest quality paper; detailed spot illustrations; and a ribbon page marker. It is beautiful classic literature at a classic price!

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2005

One of the most magical concoctions in children's literature, Lewis Carroll's tale follows Alice into the upside-down, inside-out world of Wonderland and its fanciful creatures - the White Rabbit, March Hare, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts and Cheshire Cat. The book has delighted readers of all ages since it was published in 1865, and this attractive edition will be cherished for years to come. Sterling Children's Classics is a new series presenting timeless classic works of fiction in handsome hardback volumes at an unbelievable price. Parents, teachers, librarians and of course young readers will welcome these beautiful, unabridged editions of evergreen children's favourites. Each beautiful book features: original full colour dust jacket artwork; three-piece cloth binding; the highest quality paper; detailed spot illustrations; and a ribbon page marker, It is a beautiful classic literature at a classic price!

The Call of the Wild and White Fang

The Call of the Wild and White Fang

Author: Jack London Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2004

Two classic tales of dogs, one part wolf and one a Saint Bernard/Scotch shepherd mix that becomes leader of a wolf pack, as they have adventures in the Yukon wilderness with both humans and other animals.

Little Women

Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2004

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in mid-nineteenth-century New England.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2004

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Author: Mark Twain Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2004

The adventures of a mischievous young boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century.

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2004

A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2004

A ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2004

In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes the detective. With his trusted and always admiring friend Dr Watson, at his side, they use their unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery. Age 10+

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Author: Howard Pyle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2004

Recounts the legend of Robin Hood, who plundered the king's purse and poached his deer and whose generosity endeared him to the poor.

A Little Princess

A Little Princess

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2004

Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.

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