Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Retold by Pete Crowther

Illustrated by Vanessa Lubach

ISBN: 978-1-906230-15-9

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When Dr Henry Jekyll dares to explore the delicate balance between good and evil, he little suspects the destructive powers he will unleash.

In London’s respectable society, Jekyll’s friends grow concerned. Why has Jekyll suddenly changed his will, and what is his connection with the frightening Mr Hyde?

In London’s squalour, a child is trampled and an elderly gentleman brutally murdered. Why do all fingers point towards Mr Hyde?

Is Jekyll strong enough to resist Hyde’s strange power? Are Jekyll’s friends strong enough to help?

In this exploration of two sides of Victorian London and two sides of human nature, the conflict between good and evil has been given a terrifying twist.

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Dracula

Bram Stoker

Retold by Chaz Brenchley

Illustrated by Vanessa Lubach

ISBN: 978-1-906230-16-6

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When Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to sell a house, he little expects the horrors that await.

As the guest and prisoner of the sinister Count Dracula, Jonathan is plunged into a terrifying world of ancient evil and unbearable fear.

Back in England, Jonathan’s wife Mina is concerned about her friend Lucy who is mysteriously ill and growing weaker by the day. Can Lucy’s friends save her from the worst horror of all, or are they all doomed to a similar fate?

Can love, courage and goodness defeat the evil thirst of a vampire? In this fight to the bitter end, who will live, who will die, and who will be doomed to a living death?

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Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Retold by Gill Tavner

Illustrated by Vanessa Lubach

ISBN: 978-1-906230-17-3

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‘You must hear my tale. You must hear my terrible, terrible tale.’

Committed to the deadly pursuit of the monster he created, Victor Frankenstein tells his chilling story. It all began with a desire to help mankind, but where will it end?

Frankenstein leads us through vast mountainous landscapes and over frozen seas. Can he stop the fiend’s murderous course? Is he prepared to do what the monster demands?

The reader will be shocked and surprised. Is the monster as evil as he seems? Is Victor Frankenstein responsible for the tortures he himself endures? What can Frankenstein’s terrible tale teach us today?

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Jules Verne

Retold by Tony Evans

Illustrated by Stephen Lillie

ISBN: 978-1-911091-07-3

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Just beyond me on the rocky floor of the volcanic crater was the gaping vertical shaft which marked the starting point of our journey. As I gazed into its fearful depths my hair stood on end and my head swirled with dizziness.

Most scientists believed that the fierce heat and tremendous pressure would make a journey to the Earth’s centre impossible. When Professor Lindenbrock decides to prove them wrong it is the beginning of an amazing adventure, full of surprising discoveries and unpredictable threats.

When Axel – the Professor’s nephew – agrees to join his uncle’s expedition, he has no idea of the dangers which lie ahead of him. Can he and his companions survive their encounters with the strange creatures which inhabit the depths of the Earth, and will they ever return safely to their families and friends?

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The Lost World

Arthur Conan Doyle

Retold by Chaz Brenchley

Illustrated by Felix Bennett

ISBN: 978-1-906230-14-2

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‘Dinosaurs are most certainly not extinct. I have seen them.’

An incredible claim by the eccentric Professor Challenger leads to an expedition deep into the Amazon, where an unlikely group of men find themselves on a journey into unknown dangers. Will they have the skills, strength, intelligence and good fortune to survive?

Do dinosaurs really exist on the inaccessible plateau? How did a human skeleton become impaled on a bamboo spike? Can humans survive in a land of such primitive powers?

If journalist Edward Malone ever returns home to write his newspaper report, will it be to declare Challenger a madman or a genius?

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The Time Machine

H. G. Wells

Retold by Eric Brown

Illustrated by Felix Bennett

ISBN: 978-1-906230-13-5

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‘On this machine, I intend to explore time ...’

The time traveller has invented a time machine. Its capabilities are beyond even his fertile imagination.

Hundreds of thousand of years in the future, the beautiful Eloi people live in a Garden of Eden. But why are the Eloi so fearful of the dark? What horrors lurk beneath the surface of their world?

What will the time traveller learn about the future? Will he survive the evil he encounters? Even if he can find his stolen machine, will it return him safely home?

What does his future hold? What is the future of the human race?

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The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells

Retold by Eric Brown

Illustrated by Felix Bennett

ISBN: 978-1-906230-12-8

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No one would have believed that planet Earth was being watched by creatures more intelligent than humankind.

But planet Earth was not only being watched – soon it would be invaded by monstrous creatures from Mars who strode about the land in great mechanical tripods, bringing death and destruction with them.

What can possibly stop an invading army equipped with heat-rays and poisonous black gas, intent on wiping out the human race?

This is one man’s story of that incredible invasion, from the time the first Martians land near his home town, to the destruction of London.

Is this the end of human life on Earth?

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Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

Jules Verne

Retold by Tony Evans

Illustrated by Stephen Lillie

ISBN: 978-1-911091-06-6

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Clouds of multi–coloured fish rose from our feet like surprised birds from long grass. Every so often I caught a glimpse of the gleaming eyes of enormous crabs, their gigantic claws threatening to bar my path.

When Professor Aronnax and his two companions find themselves aboard the Nautilus they are amazed by the huge and powerful submarine and its mysterious owner, Captain Nemo. The three friends travel vast distances beneath the oceans, exploring an undersea realm full of excitement, discoveries and danger.

Captain Nemo seems to have some secret purpose. Why has he shut himself off from the world, and what are his plans for the Nautilus? The captain has told them that he can never leave his vessel. Will the Professor and his companions find a way to escape from their underwater prison?

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