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A Christmas Carol: A Play in One Act
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Plays » Ancient & Classical
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Ebenezer Scrooge is the biggest miser in London and no one knows that better than his clerk Bob Cratchit, but the ghost of his business partner Jacob Marley doesn't want Scrooge to make the same mistakes he did. This one-act play is suitable for youth productions. A school production of this play will shed new light on a classic novel.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona in Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,000. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Friendship, infidelity, love--sound like a Spanish soap opera?! Nope. It's Shakespeare! Of course you probably miss a lot of the humor if you don't understand archaic English. Let BookCaps help! If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 70. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Of all the old English stories, the tale of Gawain and the Green Knight has remained one of the most popular ever told; dozens of movies and books have used Gawain as inspiration. It's one of the most important books in the English language. If it's so great, why is it so hard to understand! BookCaps helps with this modern retelling of Gawain.
The Epic of Gilgamesh In Plain and Simple English
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 76. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,990. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the earliest works of literature ever written; it has been translated, retranslated and translated again--many times over. With so many translations, much has been lost and trying to read any version can be difficult. Let BookCaps help with this modern translation of Gilgamesh. If you have struggled in the past reading old English, then BookCaps can help you out.
1001 Nights: The Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
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Shahrazad, the mesmerizing heroine of 'The Arabian Nights,' must spin tales night after night to save lives—including her own. This short story brings her legend to modern readers and illuminates the dazzling orchestral showpiece it inspired. Ideal for oral storytelling.
Titus Andronicus In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 53. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,240. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Violent! Bloody! Revenge! It's not Quentin Tarantino--it's Shakespeare! And Titus Andronicus is perhaps one of the greatest revenge plays he ever wrote. Revenge is sweet--when you can understand it! Let BookCaps help with this modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic tragedy.
Ping: A Frog in Search of a New Pond
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
This is the story of Ping, a frog who's ignored the signs of his pond drying up around him, and is stuck in the mud. Ping represents everybody who has encountered a setback, needs to take a risk, or is struggling with the challenges of change -- that is to say, he is all of us. Ping's tale shows us the limitless possibilities that can result when the decision is made to take a leap of faith.
Oedipus the King In Plain and Simple English
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 35. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,250. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Sophocles was the Aaron Spelling of ancient Greek world--his plays had all the makings of a modern soap! But archaic translations of his ancient work make it almost impossible to see any of the Melrose Place-like plots! BookCaps can help readers who have struggled in the past with Sophocles classic plays with this modern retelling.
The Red Velvet Box
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,780. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
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The Red Velvet Box is a Christmas story for all ages. Set in 1954 it tells of a young girls discovery that all is not how it appears to be, even your 84 year old Grandmother, and even she has a story to tell.
The House on Mango Street: Teacher Lesson Plans and Study Guide
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Series: Lesson Plans, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,260. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Following Common Core Standards, this lesson plan for Sandra Cisneros’, "The House on Mango Street" is the perfect solution for teachers trying to get ideas for getting students excited about a book. BookCaps lesson plans cover five days worth of material. It includes a suggested reading schedule, discussion questions, essay topics, homework assignments, and suggested web resources.
Betrothal in Santo Domingo
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Price: $1.40 USD. Words: 14,360. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / German
"In Port-au-Prince, on the French side of the island of Santo Domingo, there lived, at the beginning of the century, when the blacks were killing the whites, a dreadful old Negro by the name of Congo Hoango."