Author: Jack London
Publisher: Puffin Books
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Presents a graphic-novel version of the tale of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack. Original.
Author: Jonathan Swift
Publisher: Dreamland - Lebanon
Release Date: 2016-06-17
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Gulliver’s Travels is a misanthropic satire of humanity, written by Jonathan Swift, an Irish writer and clergyman, in 1729. It is Swift’s best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. Like many other authors, Swift uses the journey as the backdrop for his satire. He invents a second author, Captain Lemuel Gulliver, first a surgeon and then a captain of several ships, who narrates and speaks directly to the reader from his own experience. Under the series ’Young Readers Classic’, this book is an adaptation of the original novel. Retold in a simple language, the book contains colorful illustrations that make the reading more interesting.
Author: J. D. Wyss
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
After a shipwreck, the narrator, his wife, and four sons find themselves castaways on an uninhabited island. Retrieving what they can from the ship, they construct a life for themselves through their own resourcefulness.
Anthony Hope's "The Prisoner of Zenda" has lived on to become a great English classic. It has all the qualities of a modern thriller with suspense, drama and hair-raising adventure. The lucid, simple and charming language, the vivid description and realistic characterisation make an otherwise fantastic tale come alive.
A graphic novel adaptation of the tale of adventurer Bowen Tyler, a captive aboard an enemy submarine who finds himself on the mysterious forgotten continent of Caspak, whose savage inhabitants are dinosaurs and prehistoric warriors.
Common Core State Standards for Grade 8: Language Arts Instructional Strategies and Activities is designed to help teachers address Common Core standards using effective, research-based instructional strategies in combination with ready-to-use activities. These strategies include identifying similarities and differences, writing summaries and taking notes, creating non-linguistic representations, and suggestions for homework and practice. There are a variety of suggested texts as well as identified text exemplars that can easily be used with the strategies and activities.
In an ancient age, when gods and goddesses walked with mortals... ...Sita is the kind-hearted and intelligent princess of the kingdom of Videha. Married to Rama, prince of Ayodhya, her journey in life takes her from exhilaration to anguish. Along the way, she has to leave behind the luxury of royal comforts and live the simple, harsh life of a forest dweller, where danger is lurking in every shadow. Ensnared in the evil plans of the wicked demon-king Ravana, Sita is abducted and hidden away in Lanka. Will Rama muster up a strong army to rescue Sita from the demon's clutches? Will Sita return to Ayodhya to become queen of the land... or is she destined to be mistrusted and live alone for the rest of her life? Adapted from the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana, this is a touching tale of love, honor, and sacrifice that reveals one woman's shining strength in an unforgiving world.
Author: Liz Knowles
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Written with a focus on the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, this book provides a complete plan for developing a literacy program that focuses on boys pre-K through grade 12. • Examines and evaluates the most recent research about boys and nonfiction reading • Addresses the intersections of Common Core Standards and literacy for boys • Provides annotated bibliographies of recommended books as well as lists of apps and other software for boys • Offers educators effective strategies to promote reading with boys and advice for parents in developing a home reading plan for their sons
Buck is a four-year old shepherd dog, living a pampered life of an estate dog. His life changes when he is kidnapped and sold into service during the Klondike gold rush, where he is made to haul heavy sleds through the deep snow fields. In the new environment, he soon discovers his dominant primordial instinct. He learns not only to survive, but also flourishes in it. Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is a masterpiece in both its style, which set a standard for generati ons to come, and its genre, raising adventure writing to the level of classic literature. While being exciting and entertaining, Buck’s story is also thought provoking that makes it an enduring story for all ages.