Synopses & Reviews
Young readers brave enough to face wicked pirates, cunning bandits, and terrifying monsters of the deep are in for an exhilarating treat. These 11 thrilling and fabulously illustrated storiesall thoughtfully abridged for maximum suspense and funwill feed childrens appetites for peril and wanderlust. And they come from some of the worlds greatest adventure writers, including Daniel Defoe, Jules Verne, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, Alexandre Dumas, Mark Twain, and Herman Melville. Ghosts and pirates, knights and noblemen, sailors and swindlerskids will meet them all as they pore through such exciting tales as Ivanhoe, Last of the Mohicans, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Tom Sawyer, and The Count of Monte Cristo. Beautifully designed, with a die-cut cover and author biographies, this will become a favorite on every childs bookshelf!
Praise for The Big Book of Horror
Unusually well designed for a collection of scary stories, this large-format volume features dramatically composed illustrations using unusual but effective color combinations and a fine sense of the macabre.” Booklist
[S]ure to be a hit with readers
the selections by master storytellers such as Poe, de Maupassant, Dickens, and Stevenson entertain with a simplicity that belies the horror within. A solid choice that will entice reluctant readers and make for entertaining read-alouds.” School Library Journal