Описание: An emperor loves clothes. Two men sell him a suit. But only clever people can see it. What do you think it looks like? A brave tin soldier falls in love. Will he be happy? A duckling thinks he is ugly. Then one day something happens to him. What could that be? An emperor gets a new toy. He forgets the bird that sings to him. What happens next? A soldier finds a magic tinderbox. It brings him anything he wants. What will he wish for? A prince wants to marry. But his bride must be a real princess. The Queen has an interesting way to find one. What does she do? Read these favourite fairy tales by Hans Christian Anderson to find the answers.
Описание: A magic stone cracks open like an egg. Monkey jumps out! He is not afraid of anyone or anything. Monkey is the superhero. Monkey is magic. Monkey does many exciting things. He fights demons. He learns to jump high in the sky. He jumps over rivers and mountains. He rides on clouds. He even lives underwater like a fish! But monkey wants more. He wants to live with the gods. He doesn't want to die. He wants to live for ever. In this book, you will read about Monkey's adventures. You will meet the interesting people in his story. You will find out if Monkey really gets what he wants!
Описание: The poor old Canterville Ghost does not know what to do. His work is to frighten people, but the Americans who have just moved into Canterville Chase are not frightened by anything he does to them. Things get even worse when the young twins start to play tricks on him. The Canterville Ghost is three hundred years old. He is very tired, but he cannot rest. He would like to stop frightening people and go to sleep for ever more in the Garden of Death, but he cannot open the gate. As he wonders if anyone will help him, Virginia, the beautiful young daughter of the family, comes to talk to him. In this and six other short stories, love and selfishness meet in many different ways. The results are sometimes sad and sometimes funny, but always interesting.
Описание: Shylock, the moneylender, has an amusing idea. He will lend some money to Antonio, a man he hates. If Antonio cannot pay back the money, he must give Shylock a pound of his flesh. When Antonio loses his money, Shylock shows him no mercy ... Hamlet's father, the King, has died, and his mother has remarried Hamlet's uncle, Claudius. Then the young prince discovers that his father was murdered, and Claudius is the killer! Hamlet swears to get revenge - but can he do it? From cold, dark Scotland to the blue sky of the Mediterranean, from the Danish court to the court of Britain long ago, the five well-known stories in this book are filled with murder, madness and magic. This book includes The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, The Tempest, Hamlet and King Lear.
Описание: Poor Passepartout! He agrees to work as the servant of Phileas Fogg because he wants a peaceful life. Mr Fogg is a gentleman who always does exactly the same thing every day. However, that very evening he starts work, his master returns from his club and tells him that they must leave for France. They are going to make the tour of the world. Mr Fogg had bet twenty thousand pounds that they can do it in eighty days! Mr Fogg's bet takes him and Passepartout to Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Japan and America, and leads to many exciting adventures. But they are not the only people making the tour of the world. Someone is following them, and seems to be trying to stop Mr Fogg from winning his bet...
Описание: It was midnight. Tom and his friend Huck Finn were hiding in a dark graveyard, near the grave of the wicked Horse Williams. They were waiting to see if devils would come to take his body away. It was awfully quiet. Suddenly Tom pulled Huck's arm. He had heard voices, and through the trees they saw a light. Someone was coming towards them ... The three men were not devils, but what Tom and Huck saw that night filled them with horror, and led to many more adventures. These, plus running away from home; camping out as pirates on an island in the Mississippi; going to their own funeral; looking for treasure; and getting lost in a deep, dark cave, are all part of the exciting and amusing story of Tom Sawyer and his friends.