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?
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!
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.
In the murky street of Victoria London, a vicious killer is on the prowl. Who is the sinister Mr Hyde? And why is Henry Jekyll, a respected doctor, trying to protect him? What can these two men possibly have in common?
The Sinister Count Dracula lives in a ruined castle in Transylvania, surrounded by howling wolves. Why are the local people so afraid of him? Where does he go on moonlit nights? And can it be true that he is a blood-sucking monster…capable of living for ever?
The land of Egypt gave rise to one of the first great civilizations on Earth. Over the course of three-and-a-half-thousand years the Ancient Egyptians created a rich and epic mythology to express their religion. Read the stories of Ra, Osiris and Isis, and how Horus Fights Seth.
It all starts with an ancient message in a secret code, which leads Professor Lidenbrock and his companions into the heart of a volcano, then deep down into the bowels of the Earth for an incredible underground journey. Can the trio possible survive the dangers that await them, and find their way home again?