Rich in suspense and surprises, this story of a shipwreck, a deserted island, and a single family who wonder if they can survive entices young readers to come along on a wonderful adventure, where each moment brings a new thrill. Illustrations.
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.
A beloved adventure classic, The Swiss Family Robinson is a tale of courage in the face of the unknown that has endured the test of time. Trapped on a remote island after a storm leaves them shipwrecked, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four sons must pull together if they want to survive. Hunting, farming, and exploring a strange land for the first time, each son not only tests his own bravery, but discovers a skill all his own as they each adapt to this new, wild place. Full of wonder, revelation, and invention, this timeless adventure story has sparked imaginations of readers young and old for generations. Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. For more classic titles like this, visit www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/diversion-classics
Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Great Britain when it premiered in 1978. Eight years later, the show quickly became a cult program in America. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. The series defied traditional genre elements of science fiction television, and developed the concept of the continual “story arc” years before such shows as Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery and story arc; a consideration of the series as a futuristic Robin Hood myth; cinematography and visual effects; and an overview of Blake’s 7 in books, comics and videos. A detailed appendix lists the genre conventions found in the series. The author also includes information about Blake’s 7 fan clubs and Internet sites.
Release on 2013-02-26 | by Rudyard Kipling,Jack London,Robert Louis Stevenson,Edgar Rice Burroughs,R. Sidney Bowen,Alexandre Dumas,Victor Appleton II
20 Classic Novels
Author: Rudyard Kipling,Jack London,Robert Louis Stevenson,Edgar Rice Burroughs,R. Sidney Bowen,Alexandre Dumas,Victor Appleton II
Pubpsher: Wildside Press LLC
The Boys' Adventure Megapack collects 20 great adventure stories for boys, from classics like "The Call of the Wild" to war stories like the adventures of Dave Dawson, from science fiction like Tom Swift, Jr. to historical fiction like Tarzan of the Apes and The Count of Monte Cristo. Rollicking adventure stories for the young and young at heart! Included are: THE CALL OF THE WILD, by Jack London TREASURE ISLAND, by Robert Louis Stevenson KIDNAPPED, by Robert Louis Stevenson THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, by Johann David Wyss FIVE CHILDREN AND IT, by E. Nesbit TOM SWIFT AND THE VISITOR FROM PLANET X, by Victor Appleton II TOM SWIFT AND THE ELECTRONIC HYDROLUNG, by Victor Appleton II TARZAN OF THE APES, by Edgar Rice Burroughs THE RETURN OF TARZAN, by Edgar Rice Burroughs DAVE DAWSON AT DUNKIRK, by R. Sidney Bowen DAVE DAWSON WITH THE R.A.F., by R. Sidney Bowen DAVE DAWSON ON THE RUSSIAN FRONT, by R. Sidney Bowen DAVE DAWSON ON GUADALCANAL, by R. Sidney Bowen DAVE DAWSON AT CASABLANCA, by R. Sidney Bowen DAVE DAWSON AT TRUK, by R. Sidney Bowen DAVE DASHAWAY AND HIS HYDROPLANE, by Roy Rockwood ADRIFT IN THE WILDS: THE ADVENTURES OF TWO SHIPWRECKED BOYS, by Edward S. Ellis AMONG MALAY PIRATES, by G. A. Henty KIM, by Rudyard Kipling THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, by Alexandre Dumas And don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for more entries in Wildside Press's Megapack series, ranging from science fiction and fantasy to westerns, mysteries, ghost stories -- and much, much more!
Widely acclaimed as the biggest, best, most authoritative book in its field, this guide has been updated for 1993 and now includes a new feature--a symbol to designate movies available on increasingly popular laser discs. Features 300 new movie summaries, plus expanded coverage of films available on video for home viewing.