The War of the Worlds (Classic Starts Series)

The War of the Worlds (Classic Starts Series)

Hardcover(Modern Retelling)

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Overview

Hot on the heels of the blockbuster film comes a version of H.G. Wells’ chilling tale of alien invasion that every child can enjoy. It begins as the sky lights up with bright cylinders from Mars that look like falling stars—and continues as the Martians emerge from their vessels with machines of fire and deadly smoke. Wells’s depiction of a city in panic—written in 1898—still remains shockingly contemporary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402736889
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 02/01/2007
Series: Classic Starts® Series
Edition description: Modern Retelling
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 49,526
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: NC760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) published his first novel, The Time Machine, to critical and popular acclaim in 1895. Socially progressive and visionary in intellect, he became one of the most prolific writers of his generation. Through books like The Invisible Man and War of the Worlds, he explored a wide variety of social, philosophical, and political ideas through the medium of what we now call science fiction.

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1866

Date of Death:

August 13, 1946

Place of Birth:

Bromley, Kent, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

Normal School of Science, London, England

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