The Rising Stars Series is a collection of classic novels that are annotated with chapter descriptions and word definitions to the challenging but useful words therein. Thus each Rising Stars book is an all-in-one combination of Novel, Cliff's Notes, and Thesaurus.
The Rising Stars Series is one of the most effective ways to increase students' vocabulary AND absorb great literature for school or for pleasure. Each novel is annotated with succinct definitions to every challenging word that appears on the SAT. The annotations are right there — on the same page as the highlighted word — no flipping back and forth to indexes.
The series improves every year, not only with new annotated novels, but with additions to existing novels' databank as the SAT invokes new words into its tested lexicon. The SAT publishes four tests each year. Rising Stars takes the words for every test, and adds them to its vocabulary data bank. Thus, the Rising Stars Series will help the serious student throughout his or her academic career via software purchases or downloaded upgrades.
The rewards for academic excellence are higher than ever, but so too are the pressures for high school and university students to be among the top performers.
About the Author
Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.