The Big Book of Adventure

The Big Book of Adventure

by Pedro Rodriguez
     
 
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 stories—all thoughtfully abridged for maximum suspense and fun—will feed children’s appetites for peril and wanderlust. And they come from some of the world’s

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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 stories—all thoughtfully abridged for maximum suspense and fun—will feed children’s appetites for peril and wanderlust. And they come from some of the world’s 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 swindlers—kids 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 child’s bookshelf!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-6

Heyman and Rodríguez, who paired their talents for The Big Book of Horror (Sterling, 2006), have produced another winner with this collection of classic adventure stories. The selections, which span the 18th and 19th centuries, have been expertly abridged and adapted for modern children. Some of the stories may be familiar, such as Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick , but children are also introduced to Emilio Salgari's Sandokan and Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost , as well as seven others. Rodríguez's stylized cartoons will entice children. The text is often placed on top of the artwork in such a way that infuses it, as when molten lava flows under a passage from Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth . Each story is prefaced by a brief biography of the author, focusing on those dramatic tidbits that made these men as colorful as the characters they created. A good choice for some old-fashioned thrills.-Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402751561
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
868,777
Product dimensions:
17.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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