Currently, there are 13 books in the Literature Disguised as Fun series. Two of those books also have Family Reading Editions. Those 13 books are geared toward grades 7 – 12 and include these titles:
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
- A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
- Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street by Herman Melville
- Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary W. Shelley
- On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
- Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
- The Bet by Anton Chekhov
- The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
- Walking by Henry David Thoreau
- Selected Poems of William Wordsworth
- Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
We’re going to switch gears for our next 8 or so books and target your younger students grades K – 6. Here is current list for next year (this may change):
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Just So Stories
- Peter Rabbit
- Poems for Children
- Aesop for Children (2 volumes)
- The Princess and the Goblin
- The Ugly Duckling
- The Velveteen Rabbit
- Tales from Shakespeare (2 volumes). This one will work for many of your older students too….it may be part of the older student books.
The format for these will be a little different. We’re planning a 6″ x 9″ paperback in full color. The shorter books will sell for 8.99 or 9.99, not sure on larger books. Larger books may also have a hardback version.
The content will differ from the books for your older students. Each book will include (this may change):
- The unabridged story
- A creative story to give background on the author, story, etc. I’m fortunate enough to have literary mouse that lives in the walls of my house, Professor Higginbottom.
- Illustrations, photos and art with talk bubbles
- Vocabulary with Sniffy the Hamster. Sniffy knows his definitions but has a unique way of presenting them. You can get a taste of Sniffy by viewing our book reviews with activities.
- At the end of book, for parents and teachers, there will be some background information and discussion questions.
Here are a couple of cover ideas for our first book, Jack and the Beanstalk:
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