Charles Baker Books Limited, London. U K

Swift's masterpiece Gulliver's Travels, is the most brilliant as well as the most bitter and controversial of his satires. In each of its parts the hero, Gulliver, embarks on a voyage; but shipwreck casts him up on a strange land. Part I takes him to Lilliput, where he wakes to find himself the giant prisoner of the six-inch-high Lilliputians.

Part II takes Gulliver to Brobdingnag, where the inhabitants are giants. The story narrates his miraculous escape.

Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift
ISBN 1-84665-065-8
978-1-84665-065-9
Pages 88
Price £2.95

The Wizard of Oz is a story about a girl named Dorothy from rural Kansas who travels to a magical land, being caught in a cyclone that carries her off into the air, along with her house. The house lands in Oz, a magical land inhabited by Munchkins, fairies, witches, and flying monkeys. In her travels she meets and befriends a scarecrow, a tin woodman, and a lion, each of them hoping that the Wizard can cure their own special malady.

The Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum
ISBN 1-84665-062-3
978-1-84665-062-8
Pages 112
Price £2.95

It is a story about a schoolboy named Tom Sawyer who loves adventure. He often plays pranks on his friends and relations for fun. His close friends Huck and Joe also share his view that life without thrill or excitement is not worth living.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain
ISBN 1-84665-064-X
978-1-84665-064-2
Pages 96
Price £2.95

The Jungle Book stands out as one of the most extraordinary books ever written for children with a remarkable blend of animal and human life on the same canvas. It gives us an insight into the rare human quality found in animals and also the animal instincts that grip mankind. The story is about a man-child who is reared in the jungle with the cubs of a wolf-family.

The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
ISBN 1-84665-063-1
978-1-84665-063-5
Pages 112
Price £2.95

The story, Alice In Wonderland is an account of the little girl's dream where she follows a white Rabbit into his hole. The readers enter Alice's wonderland where she enjoys tea parties and games with March Hare, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Mock Turtle and Cheshire Cat. She first shrinks and then suddenly grows to an amazing height in her wonderland. The story is a total fantasy The story has an appeal for both old as well as young readers generations.

Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
ISBN 1-84665-111-5
978-1-84665-111-3
Pages 88
Price £2.95

The Prince and the Pauper tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance - Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his father in Offal Court, London and Prince Edward, son of Henry VIII of England.


Due to misconceptions of each other's life styles, the boys exchange roles. Tom comes into the palace and Prince Edward tries to escape from the clutches of Tom's father. Edward attaches himself to a nobleman, Miles Hindon, who offers to help him return to the palace.


After a series of adventures, the story takes a complicated turn when King Henry dies and the coronation of the 'new King' is announced. Will Edward be able to prove himself as the rightful heir to the throne? Will Tom accept Edward as the 'new' King?

The Prince and the Pauper
Mark Twain
ISBN 1-84665-110-7
978-1-84665-110-6
Pages 88
Price £2.95
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