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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer is a mischievous young boy with an undying hunger for adventure, and a knack for getting into trouble. He lives with his Aunt Polly in the Mississippi River town of St Petersburg, Missouri. He plays hooky from school; hangs around with Huck Finn, the unsophisticated son of the village drunkard; and deceives his friends into trading their treasures with him.
Tom falls in love with Becky Thatcher, a new arrival in town, who returns his affection initially, and even agrees to an ‘engagement’. However, after a slip of the tongue from Tom, she walks off in a huff.
From innocent and imaginary adventures, Tom’s life suddenly takes a new turn. One night, while Tom and Huck Finn are in a graveyard, they witness an incident they should not have. Terrified, they flee from the spot, and swear a blood oath that they will never reveal their secret to anyone.
Tom and Huck then find themselves entangled in a series of real and exciting adventures, with dangerous men constantly at their heels.
Can the boys stand up to the occasion, and become real-life heroes? Will they ever be able to reclaim their normal, carefree lives again?

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Publisher: Campfire Graphic Novels
Adapted by: Matt Josdal
Illustrated by: Brian Shearer
Published: 2009
Imprint: Campfire
Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25 x 6.50 inches | 72 Pages
ISBN: 978-81-906963-7-1

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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in classics

 

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The Whole Alice In Wonderland Story In One Print

Alice was just an ordinary girl – imaginative and curious and thirsting for adventure. She was an ordinary girl, that is, unti l 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? Beloved for more than a century, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is widely viewed as Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece; a fantastic journey that will never be forgot.

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Publisher: Campfire Graphic Novels
Adapted by: Lewis Helfand
Illustrated by: Rajesh Nagalukonda
Published: 2009
Imprint: Campfire
Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25 x 6.50 inches | 72 Pages
ISBN: 978-93-80028-002

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2012 in classics

 

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Romeo and Juliet: A Novel-Ties Study Guide

A story of ill-fated lovers whose untimely deaths unite two feuding families, Romeo and Juliet has become the archetype of young love destined to meet a tragic end.

The hatred between the House of the Capulets and the House of the Montagues is well known in Verona. Yet love blossoms between Romeo and Juliet. A brawl between the kinsmen of the Houses leads to Romeo’s exile, and from then on it is a series of misjudgments and chance – of time, place, and event that inexorably play out the lovers’ doom.

One of the most popular of Shakespeare’s plays, and one of his most performed, Romeo and Juliet is an enduring love story of emblematic proportions. Campfire’s adaptation seeks to bring this iconic work of Shakespeare to young readers in a language that is simple yet Shakespearean, and art that movingly recreates a tragic romance of 16th-century feudal Italy.

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Adapted by: John F McDonald
Illustrated by: Sachin Nagar
Published: 2010
Imprint: Campfire
Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25 x 6.50 inches | 80 Pages

ISBN: 978-93-800281-1-8

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2011 in classics

 

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The Jungle Book Mowgli S Story Subtitles

The adventure of a lifetime begins on the night a man-cub escapes certain doom at the hands of the tiger Shere Khan. In defiance of the tiger, the boy, Mowgli, is taken in by the Seeonee wolf pack and made a member.
Mowgli comes of age in the jungle and is taught how to survive by Bagheera, the black panther; Baloo, the brown bear; and Kaa, the python.
Always lurking nearby, though, is Shere Khan, who is determined that Mowgli will be his prey. But the hunter soon becomes the hunted when the boy and the tiger square off in an epic struggle in which only one will survive.
But greater than his fight with Shere Khan is the conflict Mowgli faces as he tries to find a place among wolves and humans – neither of whom truly accept him as one of their own.

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Adapted by: Dan Johnson
Illustrated by: Amit Tayal
Published: 2011
Imprint: Campfire
Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25 x 6.50 inches | 108 Pages
ISBN: 978-81-907515-7-5

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2011 in classics

 

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The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe is not content with his life in England. He is bored and wants to see more of the world. His curiosity convinces him to leave his homeland and travel abroad.

Without telling his parents, young Robinson sets off on a voyage of discovery. During the years that follow he learns much, not just about the world, but about himself as well. Following disaster at sea on more than one occasion, Robinson toys with the idea of settling down.

However, his adventurous character gets the better of him and he boards ship once again.
This time, though, a calamitous shipwreck wipes out the whole of the crew and leaves Crusoe alone on a seemingly deserted island.
How is it possible for one man to survive in such a situation? Will he manage to leave or be forced to remain on the island?
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Adapted by: Dan Johnson
Illustrated by: Naresh Kumar
Published: 2008
Imprint: Campfire
Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25 x 6.50 inches | 72 Pages
ISBN: 978-81-906963-1-9

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2011 in classics

 

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The Greatest Literature of All Time – Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist’s life has been a hard and desperate one. With his mother dying during his birth, and having no idea who his father was, Oliver has spent his first nine years struggling to survive in a world that has little pity for a poor orphan such as him.

After Oliver gets involved with the nefarious Fagin and the sinister Bill Sikes, he is wounded during a burglary. Oliver is rescued by Sikes’s intended victims, the young Rose Maylie, and her guardian, Mrs Maylie. At last, the boy finds a loving home and people who care for him.

But how long will Oliver’s happiness endure, especially when Fagin begins to conspire with a mysterious stranger with a link to the boy’s past?

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Adapted by: Dan Johnson

Illustrated by: Manikandan

Published: 2010

Imprint: Campfire

Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25 x 6.50 inches | 88 Pages

ISBN: 978-93-80028-10-1

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2011 in classics

 

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The Merchant of Venice

A gamble on trading ships at sea, a penalty of a pound of flesh, a contest to win the hand of a rich heiress, and the final rescue in a court of law – The Merchant of Venice has everything to make it one of the most dramatic romantic comedies of Shakespeare.

Antonio is the merchant of Venice who borrows money to help his friend Bassanio win Portia in marriage. He borrows the money from Shylock, a shrewd moneylender who devises a retribution unprecedented in the annals of law…

…till a young lawyer defeats him in his own game. Who is this young lawyer? What is the clinching argument? The Merchant of Venice is memorable as much for its dramatic scenes as for its strong characters, all of which remain etched in the mind long after the story has been read.

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Posted by on December 14, 2011 in classics

 

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