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The Three Musketeers

By: Alexandre Dumas
adapted by: Deborah Felder

It's "one for all and all for one!" as D'Artagnan and his three pals follow a course of swashbuckling intrigue and adventure in 17th-centry France.

The Secret Garden

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
adapted by James Howe; illustrated by: Nancy Sippel Carpenter

The story of an unhappy little girl, her invalid cousin, and the healing power of friendship and love. Reading level: 4.8.

The Time Machine

By: H. G. Wells
adapted by Les Martin; illustrated by: John Edens

Illus. in black-and-white. When a turn-of-the-century scientist travels into the distant future in his time machine, he expects to find progress and superior people. But instead he discovers a world in...


The War of the Worlds

By: H.G. Wells

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of H. G. Wells's famous novel about a Martian invasion. To celebrate, we are reissuing our adaptation of this sci-fi classic with brand-new cover...

The Phantom of the Opera

By: Gaston Leroux
adapted by Kate McMullan; illustrated by: Paul Jennis

Erik has the voice of an angel, but the face of a monster. When he takes off his mask, people scream and run away. So he hides himself away in the darkness below an opera house. There, he falls in love...

The Last of the Mohicans

By: James Fenimore Cooper

Illus. in black-and-white. This action-packed edition of James Fenimore Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French and Indian War to vivid life.


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By: Mark Twain

Join Tom Sawyer's wild adventures along the banks of the Mississippi River in this exciting addition to the Step into Classics line. Tom and his best friend, Huck Finn, share exciting make-believe escapades...

Swiss Family Robinson

By: Johann Wyss
adapted by Daisy Alberto; illustrated by: Robert Hunt

For six days and nights, a storm tosses the Robinson family's ship around on the sea, before dashing it on the rocks off a deserted island. All the sailors are gone. The family is alone! But nothing can...

Robin Hood

By: Annie Ingle
illustrated by: Domenick D'Andrea

Life in Sherwood Forest has never been livelier than with this selection of tales of the fun-loving outlaw and his merry men. A fast-moving adaptation of the classic adventure will delight older slow readers...


Peter Pan

By: J. M. Barrie
adapted by Cathy East Dubowski; illustrated by: Jean Zallinger

Fly away with Peter Pan to the enchanted island of Neverland! This first chapter book adaptation of the classic novel, originally published in 1911, tells the story of the boy who never grows up. And when...

Oliver Twist

By: Charles Dickens
adapted by Les Martin; illustrated by: Jean Zallinger

<p align="left">Oliver Twist is a desperate orphan. A gang of thieves takes him in and teaches him to steal, but then he is caught. What will become of poor Oliver Twist? Kids can find out in this...

Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
adapted by Judith Conaway; illustrated by: Lyle Miller

What is the secret of a goose that swallowed a priceless blue gem? How is a woman killed when she is alone in a locked room? Why does a mysterious club only include people with red hair? These puzzles...


Little Women

By: Louisa May Alcott

The four March sisters--Meg, Amy, Beth, and feisty Jo--share the joys and sorrows of growing up while their father is away at war. The family is poor in worldly goods, but rich in love and character.  ...

Les Miserables

By: Victor Hugo
adapted by: Monica Kulling

The classic novel--and hit Broadway show--about escaped convict Jean Valjean has been adapted with easy-to-read text, large type, and short chapters.  This engaging adaptation of the timeless...

Jane Eyre

By: Charlotte Bronte
adapted by: Jane E. Gerver

Orphaned at an early age, Jane Eyre, leads a lonely life until she finds a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There she meets the mysterious Mr. Rochester and sees a ghostly woman who roams the...


Great Expectations

By: Charles Dickens
adapted by: Monica Kulling

Seven-year-old Pip is an orphan. He lives with his nasty older sister and works as a blacksmith’s apprentice. Pip dreams of a better life, but has no idea how to turn his luck around. Then a mysterious...

Dracula

By: Bram Stoker
adapted by: Stephanie Spinner

String garlic by the window and hang a cross around your neck! The most powerful vampire of all time returns in our Stepping Stone Classic adaption of the original tale by Bran Stoker. Follow Johnathan...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

By: Robert Louis Stevenson
adapted by Kate McMullan; illustrated by: Paul Van Munching

Bubbling potions can be bad for your health!  Just ask Dr. Jekyll.  By day, he's a kind doctor.  But by night, he's the merciless kill Mr. Hyde.  And all because...


Black Beauty

By: Anna Sewell
adapted by Cathy East Dubowski; illustrated by: Domenick D'Andrea

The bittersweet saga of the handsome colt that is wrenched from a happy country home and almost worked to death as a London cab horse is adapted for easy reading. Large type, short chapters, and expressive...

A Little Princess

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Sara Crewe is a student at Miss Minchin’s fancy boarding school. She has the very best of everything. But when her rich father dies, she’s left without a penny. Now Sara lives in the school’s...

Anne of Green Gables

By: Lucy Maud Montgomery

When the Cathberts adopt an orphan, they aren't prepared for Anne Shirley. But the spunky heroine wins everyone's heart and finds herself a true home at last.


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

By: Jules Verne
adapted by: Judith Conaway

In this 1870 science-fiction classic, obsessed Captain Nemo and his prisoners descend beneath the sea in his secret submarine, the Nautilus, for nonstop adventure and suspense.

Knights of the Round Table

By: Gwen Gross

imagine a mythic kingdom in England of wizards and witches, fire-breathing dragons, and dreadful giants. Who can rule this magical land? Who can overcome the powers of evil? It is the destiny of King Arthur...