Arthur Conan Doyle was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. Intended as a sincere an attempt to describe the behavior of Great Britain during the Boer War, "The War in South Africa" contains the author's thoughts as a person who was a part of the events. Full of quotes from the eyewitnesses, the book openly dismisses the accusations of Britain being just the cruel aggressor and instigator of the war.
We introduce to our young readers a fascinating adventure of a fifth-grade pupil Vanya and his little sister Masha, who miraculously found themselves in the world of Russian fairy tales, which was put under threat of vanishing by the evil-minded Koschei the Deathless. The point is that foreign fairytale characters suddenly began to appear and behave outrageously in the Russian fairy tale. The children are going to face a lot of challenges, meet various fairy-tale characters and try to save the fairy tale from vanishing.
"There's a walled city in the desert to the south," said Valeria quickly, "Let's go there!" After escaping from a terrible dragon, Valeria the Pirate and Conan the Barbarian enter the city of Xuchotl. They are looking for treasure, but find themselves in the middle of a fierce clan war. Who should Valeria and Conan trust? How can they fight the spells of witches and wizards? And what is the secret of the black pillar full of red nails?
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea is a historical novel, first published in January 1824. Its subject is the life of a naval pilot during the American Revolution. The main character of the story leads the American Navy in dangerous raids on the English coast.