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The War of the Worlds  : Sterling Unabridged Classics - H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds

Sterling Unabridged Classics

By: H. G. Wells, Scott McKowen (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2014
ISBN: 9781454912194
Number Of Pages: 183
For Ages: 10+ years old

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What would happen if Martians landed on Earth and none of our weapons could stop them? H.G. Wells's classic novel imagines this frightening scenario. The horrifying bug-like extraterrestrials wipe out crowds with a single heat-ray, wreaking havoc across the English countryside. Narrated by an unnamed protagonist who flees home to seek out safe ground, this terrifying tale will rivet kids and adults alike.

About the Author

Herbert George "H. G." Wells (September 21, 1866-August 13, 1946) was an English author, best known for his work in the "speculative fiction" genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics, and social commentary. Wells is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction," along with Jules Verne. "The War of the Worlds" was written in the age of British colonialism, and Wells came up with the idea for the story while he and his brother were imagining what might happen if someone came to colonize England the way England had other countries.

Dr. Arthur Pober has spent more than 20 years in the fields of early childhood and gifted education. He is the former principal of one of the world's oldest laboratory schools for gifted youngsters, Hunter College Elementary School, and former Director of Magnet Schools for the Gifted and Talented in New York City. Arthur is currently the US representative to the European Institute for the Media and European Advertising Standards Alliance. He lives in New York, NY.

Illustrator Scott McKowen has created award-winning posters and graphics for theater companies across Canada and the United States including on Broadway. His work has been exhibited in art galleries on both sides of the border, and in 2002 he curated an exhibition of theater posters from around the world that appeared in Stratford, Ontario, and Ottawa and at the Design Exchange in Toronto. Scott was also commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint to design Canada's 2001 silver dollar. Scott lives in Stratford, Ontario.

ISBN: 9781454912194
ISBN-10: 1454912197
Series: Sterling Unabridged Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 10+ years old
For Grades: 5 - 7
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 183
Published: 1st November 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 15.6  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1

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