A mysterious sea monster has been creating havoc in the ocean. Ships of all shapes and sizes, as well as humans, have been destroyed by this enigma! No corner of the earth has been spared from its terror, as it continues to kill all who cross its path.
In reaction to this destructive force, the US Government wastes no time in sending out a team of experienced professionals to track down and destroy it. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a marine biologist; Conseil, his faithful assistant; and Ned Land, a Canadian master harpooner, come together in an epic hunt.
On board a naval ship, the Abraham Lincoln, the three men set out to track down this terrifying beast of the ocean. But will they succeed? And what will they discover if they do?
When Professor Von Hardwigg and his nephew discover a mysterious parchment, little do they know that it will change their lives forever.
After many hours of studying the manuscripts, and a great deal of painstaking research, they finally decipher the hidden code. It dates back to the sixteenth century, and is written by an Icelandic philosopher who claims to have found a passage to the centre of the Earth. Is it a hoax? Or is it the greatest scientific discovery of the day? There is only one way to find out.
And so begins an adventure where the two men, accompanied by their guide Hans Bjelke, set out to climb Mount Sneffels. On reaching the top of the mountain they search for the crater that will supposedly take them to the centre of the Earth. The promise of finding a subterranean fantasy world, filled with prehistoric life forms and mythical monsters, drives them on. Will they really reach the centre of the Earth, or is it a myth?
Strange things are afoot in the woods outside Athens. Two men are in love with the same girl, the king and Queen of Fairies are at loggerheads, and a mischievous sprite is about to wreak havoc with a magic flower. Meanwhile, someone has really made an ass of an amateur actor called Bottom. How will it all end?
As you push your way through the thick, green jungle, you see, hear, and feel wildlife. Howler monkeys screech overhead as they on leaves. Antbirds swoop in search of tasty bugs. Day and night in the rain forest, the hunt is on to find food-and to avoid becoming someone else’s next meal. All living things are connected to one another in a food chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and insect to animal. What path will you take to follow the food chain through the rain forest? Will you?
In the years leading up to the French revolution, paris is in the grip of terror. The aristocrats have bullied the people for centuries, and now the people are fighting back. Three French exiles have taken refuge in London- but can they and their English friends avoid being sucked into the disastrous events in France?
Graphic Myths bring to life a world of gods and monsters in dynamic picture strip.
The ancient Africans loved to tell stories and sing songs. Oral storytelling over generations has given us the African Myths we know today. Originating from many different tribes and places, African Mythology is a treasure chest of colourful, larger-than-life characters
Alice was just an ordinary girl- imaginative and curious and thirsting for adventure. She was an ordinary girl, that is, until she found herself instantly transported to a place that was anything but ordinary.
After diving down a rabbit hole, young Alice encounters a magical world ruled by a vicious queen. It is a world where anything can happen; a world filled with a talking caterpillar, a puppy as big as a house, and a Cheshire Cat that can disappear and reappear in the blink of an eye. Are these colourful characters real? And if so, how will Alice ever find her way back home?
Out of the midst of time comes the story of an ancient Greek Heroin
The ancient Greek Myths tell of Atlanta and other heroic date back more than two thousand years. The imaginary usually associated with Greek Mythology is that of Greece’s classical period period (from about 500 to 323BC) complete with grand temples, flowing garments and magnificent statues
Mesoamerica was a vast area that included Mexico and Central America, it was home to Aztec, and Mayan civilizations. Although these cultures have long since disappeared read about their creation myths and the Hero Twins.
Although no- one has ever managed to capture a Bigfoot, there are man eyewitness reports and physical evidence from countries all over the world which suggest that a large unkown ape may exist, but it can take several different forms…
But are these sightings of large, hairy creatures actually of Bigfoot or Yeti?
Entertainment and informative, the new “britannica student encyclopedia” helps school children gain a better understanding of the world around them. These captivating articles are the perfect resource for homework, classroom reference and for satisfying the curiosity of young learners. Children are sure to immerse themselves in vivid photos, and informative charts and tables that helps to explain concepts and subjects.
Babies who cry often or excessively can create stress for parents by preventing sleep or causing concern over what the cries may mean. This comprehensive guide offers parents practical and reassuring advice on why their babies cry and how to respond to and reduce their outbursts. Hints are also provided on learning to interpret certain cries, as are key remedies that will soothe and relax a child. The exact nature of colic is also outlined, as are common misconceptions about colic and the top methods to ease its effects.
This is an ideal text for shared and guided reading for Key Stage 2 pupils within the framework of the National Literacy Strategy. It is set towards the end of the 15th century and casts the reader as an ex-soldier turned gaoler in the king’s dungeon, trying to keep the prisoners in check. It investigates the conditions of dungeon life and the corruption of the punishment system. The cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to become emotionally involved with the characters and to be interested in the relationship between the gaoler and his captives. Will the reader be the kind and considerate sort, who looks after the prisoners, or a bloodthirsty and cruel torturer? The book includes handy hints and informative captions to make the job safer and less smelly!
Love is in the air-but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?
A valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. S Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either, but that’s a small consolation.
The unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the od man out. Bu a lot can happen in one night, and in the end you never know who’s going to be lucky in love……
Don Quixote- the name is universally known for the idealistic, possibly insane, wannabe knight as much as a masterpiece of literature, Don Quixote, the book is widely regarded as the first modern novel while Don Quixote, the character, is among the most recognizable and lovable ever created.
Nikki Maxwell and her BFFs are all counting down to the end of the school year. Nikki thinks she hasher summer all figured out with lots of fun plans to hang out with her friends and her crush, Brandon. Its going to be perfect! Squeee!
But then a new boy turns up at school and shows interest in Nikki and things become confusing super-quickly! The last thing Nikki wants to do is hurt Brandon…..what do you do when you accidentally crush your crush?!
Mean girl Makenzie is planning to use her school newspaper column to spread rumors about Brandon, so Nikki decides to join the paper to keep an eye on her.
But being given the role of agony aunt, Miss-know-it-all, definitely isn’t part of the plan…..At first answering letters is fun, but when her inbox starts overflowing, Nikki needs some help herself! Can she keep up with demand and stop Mackenzie from getting Brandon into trouble?
The worst possible thing has happened to Nikki Maxwell…..she’s lost her diary! Since starting at her new school Nikki has filled the diary with all her secrets and if the wrong person finds it then her life will be over! So the hunt is on to track it down, before anyone else does….
Nikki Maxwell’s school is holding a talent competition and Nikki can’t wait to start practicing dance moves with her BFFs, Cloe and Zoey, and impressing Brandon, her crush, with her singing skills!
But then Nikki finds out that her arch-nemesis, Mackenzie, is entering the contest too, and she’s determined to hog the limelight. Can a dork like Nikki take on the most popular girl in school and win?