|Believe it or not, I found these at only P189.00 per copy!|
I was never really fond of action or science fiction classics such as H.G. Wells' The Time Machine or Jules Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth, but when I chanced upon these beautiful graphic novels at National Bookstore by Campfire I decided to give them a shot. I ended up coming back for more and buying the entire collection! At only P189.00 per copy, I was really amazed at this wonderful way of making the classics more accessible to everyone!
I looked up Campfire's website and their mission statement reads:
"To entertain and educate young minds by creating unique illustrated books to recount stories of human values, to arouse curiosity in the world around us, and to inspire by tales of great deeds of unforgettable people."
And I thought, wow, how true is that! The collection sure did arouse my curiosity and inspire me! Aside from the eight titles that I was able to buy at National, I found that Campfire has over 54 titles and still coming up with more, not just Classics but including Mythology and Biographies as well.
I wanted to share the ones I was able to purchase for your better appreciation.
|Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson was one of the first titles that I bought|
|Each title always starts with a little story about the author - nice!|
|And here's my favorite part about Campfire - they always line up the main characters before beginning the story!|
You know how it is sometimes with classics - you can get lost among the many characters
So I found this a very welcome feature!
|And here are the beautifully rendered drawings! I got so immersed in the story I finished the book in one sitting!|
|A Journey to the Center of the Earth...|
|..took me into fantastic realms deep into the bowels of the earth.|
|While this fantastic piece by Jules Verne|
|took me swimming with sharks 20,000 leagues under the sea|
|Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defore...|
|took me to a far-away island. |
(Now I know how those stories about being "cast-away" on an island started)
|One of the most enduring Sherlock Holmes mysteries...|
|brought me deep into the moors of the English countryside|
|While Charles' Dickens' A Christmas Carol|
|told me all about the infamous "Mr. Scrooge" and what he learned one Christmas|
|The Time Machine by H.G. Wells|
|took me thousands of years into the future!|
I bought my copies at National Bookstore, Quezon Avenue branch. In case I've inspired you enough to get your own copies, enjoy!