It was the year 1867. Some sailors said that they saw a dangerous, giant monster living in the cold waters of the ocean. Some ships tried to find it and kill it, but they never returned. People said it looked like a whale.
"Beauty, I love you. Do you love me? Will you marry me?" What should she say? She was afraid of him ... And so she said, "No, Beast. You are kind, but I don´t love you. And I don´t want to marry you." At this the Beast let out a roar of anger and pain. "Why don´t you love me?
... When the men were all looking at the treasure, something like a black shadow came to the top of the stairs ... It stayed back in the darkness of the stairs until the men moved the chest to their boats ...
Jules Verne,retold by Elizabeth Gray & Virginia Evans & Jenny Dooley
Professor Lidenbrock finds a strange message in an old book. He sets off with his nephew Axel on a dangerous journey under a volcano to find - the centre of the Earth! The Professor and Axel have many amazing adventures along the way, and even see prehistoric monsters!
Simon heard a woman scream, then a gunshot. There was another shot and the sound of glass breaking. Simon fell to the floor and crawled towards the kitchen. Rocky was in there, barking and jumping at the kitchen door.
Charles Dickens,retold by Virginia Evans & Jenny Dooley
Scrooge is rich, but mean and miserable. He particularly hates Christmas. His assistant, Bob Cratchitt, is poor but happy, even though his son, Tiny Tim is very ill. One Christmas, three ghosts visit Scrooge to show him his past, his present and the terrible future.
26 March 1886, I cannot control him any longer. He comes when he wants and there is nothing I can do about it. Soon, everyone will know. What can I do? He´s coming. I know he is. I can feel it. This time he will stay for ever...
It was fun for Kathy to work with William and the others at the Helping Hand Club ... until she met the strange lady in Room 16 at the Old People´s Home. The lady´s story about Hampton House and its master changed her life completely!