Classic Starts: Treasure Island (Classic Starts Series)

Classic Starts: Treasure Island (Classic Starts Series)

Every child deserves an appealing introduction to the classics, with age-appropriate text and beautiful art throughout. That’s exactly what this Classic Starts™ provides. Welcome to the world of TREASURE ISLAND!

The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve—all at an incomparable price.

Pirates, buried treasure, and action aplenty—that's what's served up in this fine story, mates, and kids will eat it up. After Jim Hawkins finds the map to a mysterious treasure, he sets sail in search of the fortune. Little does he realize he's boarded a pirate ship, and that surprises and danger await him . . . including a meeting with the unforgettable Long John Silver.

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Classic Starts: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Classic Starts Series)

Classic Starts: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Classic Starts Series)

Jules Verne’s classic science fiction fantasy carries its hero—Professor Aronnax of the Museum of Paris—on a thrilling and dangerous journey far below the waves to see what creatures live in the ocean’s depths. In the process, Verne imagined a vessel that had not yet been invented: the submarine.

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Classic Starts: Little Women (Classic Starts Series)

Classic Starts: Little Women (Classic Starts Series)

Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an incomparable price.

Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, set during the Civil War, has always captivated even the most reluctant readers. Little girls, especially, love following the adventures of the four March sisters--Meg, Beth, Amy, and most of all, the tomboy Jo--as they experience the joys and disappointments, tragedies and triumphs, of growing up. This simpler version captures all the charm and warmth of the original.

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Classic Starts®: The Last of the Mohicans (Classic Starts® Series)

Classic Starts®: The Last of the Mohicans (Classic Starts® Series)

A fascinating adventure story, grounded in American history. As the French and Indian war rages, the two daughters of a British officer prepare to return home. But when, Cora, Alice, and the soldiers who guard them are betrayed by their Native American scout, their safety depends on wily forest tracker Hawkeye and his friends Chingachkook and Uncas—the last of the Mohicans.

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Classic Starts: Around the World in 80 Days (Classic Starts Series)

Classic Starts: Around the World in 80 Days (Classic Starts Series)

Take a thrilling whirlwind trip around the world with Phileas Fogg! When Fogg—a man of habit whose every day is just like the one before—makes a bet that he can circle the globe and be back in his men’s club in just 80 days, the race is on. Jules Verne’s classic tale bubbles with excitement, suspense, and colorful locations.

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Classic Starts: The Three Musketeers (Classic Starts Series)

Classic Starts: The Three Musketeers (Classic Starts Series)

All for one and one for all! That’s the rallying cry of the Musketeers—guards of the French King—and the call to adventure for young readers enjoying their first taste of Dumas’ classic swashbuckler. Aramis, Athos, Porthos, and the not-quite-yet Musketeer D’Artagnan use their wits and their swords to battle an evil Cardinal, the traitorous Milady, and other enemies of the French court.

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Classic Starts®: Peter Pan (Classic Starts® Series)

Classic Starts®: Peter Pan (Classic Starts® Series)

“All children grow up. All except one.” That special child is Peter Pan, and since making his debut on the stage in 1904, this eternal youth has carried boys and girls off to magical, marvelous Neverland. It’s a trip that all kids want to make, and with this easy-to-read version of the classic, everyone can fly “second to the right, and straight on till morning” with Peter. Along with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling, they’ll meet the fairy Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and the menacing Captain Hook.

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Classic Starts: The Swiss Family Robinson (Classic Starts Series)

Classic Starts: The Swiss Family Robinson (Classic Starts Series)

A shipwreck; a deserted island; a single family, wondering if they can survive. Rich in suspense and surprises, The Swiss Family Robinson entices young readers to come along on a wonderful adventure, where each moment brings a new thrill. Featuring amazingly resourceful characters and a wondrous landscape bursting with exotic wildlife and plants, it’s an irresistible tale of ingenuity.

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Classic Starts®: The Iliad (Classic Starts® Series)

Classic Starts®: The Iliad (Classic Starts® Series)

This high interest/low vocabulary retelling of The Iliad introduces young readers to Homer's thrilling epic tale. Set during the siege of Troy, and complete with duels, battles, larger-than-life characters like Achilles, and the famed Greek gods, The Iliad is truly the ultimate adventure story.

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