Adventures of Tom Sawyer,
Impish, daring young Tom Sawyer is a hero to his friends and a torment to his relatives, for wherever there is mischief or adventure, Tom is at the heart of it.
Follow his adventures during one hot summer, as Tom witnesses a murder, runs away to be a pirate, attends his own funeral, rescues an innocent man from the gallows, searches for treasure in a haunted house, foils a devilish plot and discovers a box of gold.
But can he escape his nemesis, the villainous Injun Joe?
To find out, start reading here.
Haunting of Hiram,
‘I will buy your castle,’ declared Hiram C. Hopgood. ‘But only if there are no ghosts!’
Alex MacBuff can’t afford to keep his beloved Castle Carra, and an American millionaire has made him an offer he can’t refuse. The castle is shipped all the way to Texas, but its ghostly inhabitants, including Krok the Viking warrior and a hell-hound called Cyril, follow their home across the Atlantic.
How can Alex stop them haunting Hiram and also save the millionaire’s daughter from an evil ransom plot?
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They were not railway children to begin with. When their Father mysteriously leaves home Roberta (everyone calls her Bobbie), Phyllis and Peter must move to a small cottage in the countryside with Mother.
It is a bitter blow to leave their London home, but soon they discover the hills and valleys, the canal and of course, the railway. But with the thrilling rush and rattle and roar of the trains comes danger too.
Will the brave trio come to the rescue?
And most importantly, can they solve the disappearance of their Father?
Find out here.
Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, run away to Venice, where crumbling canals and misty alleyways shelter a secret community of street urchins, led by the charming and mysterious boy with a dark history of his own who calls himself the Thief Lord.
Follow their adventures, as they relish their new “family” and life of petty crime, while dodging their cruel aunt and a bumbling detective, and an even greater threat to the boys’ freedom from a forgotten past: a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth,
After the impetuous German professor, Otto Lidenbrock, discovers an encoded manuscript wherein is mentioned the passageway to the centre of the earth, he prepares a roller-coaster expedition on the basis of this, accompanied by his faithful nephew, Axel and his stoic Icelandic guide, Hans.
Join them on their incredible Journey to the Centre of the Earth, in the underground world of luminous rocks, antediluvian forests and fantastic sea creatures.
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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,
It’s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace bypass, and his best friend has just announced that he’s an alien.
At this moment, they’re hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed with the big, friendly words: DON’T PANIC.
Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, start reading the entire series right here.
Pride and Prejudice,
When Elizabeth Bennet meets Fitzwilliam Darcy for the first time at a ball, she writes him off as an arrogant and obnoxious man. He not only acts like an insufferable snob, but she also overhears him rejecting the very idea of asking her for a dance!
As life pits them against each other again and again, Darcy begins to fall for Elizabeth’s wit and intelligence and Elizabeth begins to question her feelings about Darcy. When Darcy saves her youngest sister, Lydia, from a scandal, Elizabeth starts to wonder if her pride has prejudiced her opinion of Darcy.
Through this tale about two warring hearts, Austen weaves a witty satire about life in eighteenth century England. And though it was published more than two centuries ago, Pride and Prejudice continues to enthrall readers to this very day.
Read this timeless classic here.
The Book Thief,
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich.
Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books.
With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbours during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
Read this unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul, right here.
R. K. Narayan
In this collection of stories, R. K. Narayan describes how in India the writer has only to look out of the window to pick up a character and thereby a story.
Composed of powerful, magical portraits of all kinds of people, and comprising stories written over almost forty years, Malgudi Days presents Narayan’s imaginary city in full color, revealing the essence of India and of human experience.
You can start reading here.