The War of the Worlds (Classic Starts Series)

The War of the Worlds (Classic Starts Series)

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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: 9781402776182
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 10/23/2009
Series: Classic Starts® Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 651,402
File size: 4 MB
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


Normal School of Science, London, England

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The War of the Worlds Classic Starts Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 8 year old loved this book in particular, of the many Classic Starts titles I purchased for him. He was through it in two days! Perfect reading for a 7-10 year old!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells, is a science fiction book is not like the other science fiction books I have read. The book is written in a way that makes it unique. It is a book filled with a suspenseful and unpredictable nature. War of the Worlds has a plot that is extremely well developed and written. It involves a war between humans and an alien species that ends in a way you would not expect it to end and is quite exceptional. The sequence of events that lead to the end of the war in the book is also exceptional. That is why I think that War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is a good book.
senor_k More than 1 year ago
My son, 9 years old, has started reading this series and cannot get enough. They are a fantastic way to introduce young readers to the classic in literature.
BookloverA on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good book with alot of action and somewhat happy ending
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