Other books byJacqueline Morley
David Copperfield follows the story of a young boy who is born into poverty, later sent to a boarding school, and eventually ends up in London, where he encounters a varied cast of characters and blossoms out of his miserable childhood into a life as a successful novelist.
How to Be an Ancient Greek Athlete
Athletes needed—apply at your local gymnasium. Do you have what it takes to represent Athens at the great games at Olympia? Your training will include the learning of grammar, music, citizenship, and philosophy, as well as honing your athletic skills in boxing, running, wrestling, long jump, and decathlon. If you’re good enough, you’ll join athletes from all over the Greek world for a month of special training to claim the ultimate glory. Ready for your fitness test? Remember, there is no second or third place in the Ancient World. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Be in the Forbidden City!
A Sheltered Life You'd Rather Avoid
It's 1750 and you've always wanted to work in China'sForbidden City. But you better be careful. The emperors areimpossible to please. Their informants are everywhere. And ifyou make a mistake, you, your friends, and your family will allpaywith your lives!
From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet by superstar type designer Jessica Hische, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. A collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series design encompasses foil-stamped paper-over-board cases in a rainbow-hued spectrum across all twenty-six book spines and a decorative stain on all three paper edges. Penguin Drop Caps debuts with an “A” for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a “B” for Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, and a “C” for Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, and continues with more classics from Penguin. D is for Dickens. The orphan Pip is destined to become a blacksmith like his brother-in-law Joe. But when Pip meets the beautiful Estella Havisham, he yearns for a gentleman’s education in order to woo her. A mysterious legacy answers his ambition, and changes the course of his life, taking him far from the Marshes of youth—far, so he thinks, from his early terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, and his sister’s class resentments. In this fictional autobiography, Pip’s coming-of-age story becomes representative of the changing social landscape of nineteenth century England. As Pip’s education provides upward social mobility, he must also learn hard lessons about self-delusion and forgiveness, love and loss, and the true nature of his Great Expectations.