John Steinbeck (Author), Christopher Paolini (Foreword)
Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur was the first book that John Steinbeck truly enjoyed reading as a child. Fascinated by Arthurian tales of adventure, knighthood, honor and friendship, in addition to the challenging nuances of the original Anglo-Saxon language, Steinbeck set out to render these stories faithfully and with keen animation for a modern audience. Here then is Steinbeck’s modernization of the adventure of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This edition features a new foreword by Christopher Paolini, and also includes the letters John Steinbeck wrote to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, and to Chase Horton, the original editor of this volume.
Charles Dickens (Author), Christopher Paolini (Introduction)
Based in part on the author’s own life, David Copperfield is the epic story of a young man’s journey of self-discovery – from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the memorable cast of characters he encounters along the way are his brutal stepfather, Mr Murdstone; bubbly Nurse Peggotty; his brilliant, but unworthy schoolmate Steerforth, his eccentric aunt, Betsy Trotwood, the scheming clerk Uriah Heep, the enchanting Dora and the magnificent Mr Macawber – a character much like Dickens’ own father. Full of tragedy and comedy in equal measure, David Copperfield remains one of the most enduring and popular of Dickens’ novels.
Jon Scieszka (Author), Christopher Paolini (Contributor)
This fast-paced, high-energy collection of short works features today's most popular writers and illustrators writing about what it means to be a guy. Contributors include Christopher Paolini, Chris Crutcher, Stephen King, Matt Groening, Daniel Pinkwater, Neil Gaiman, and many more. Includes an all-new foreword by Jon Scieszka and an excerpt from Knucklehead.
Rudyard Kipling (Author), Christopher Paolini (Introduction)
A classic story of friendship between man and beast. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. The adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the snake-fighting mongoose, little Toomai and the elephant's secret dance, and Kotick the white seal are all part of Mowgli's extraordinary journey with his animal friends. Brilliantly introduced by bestselling author, Christopher Paolini.
John Fleskes (Editor), Christopher Paolini (Introduction)
This Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! commemorative hardcover art book explores the work of the five special guests at this year's event. This lavish edition illuminates the art of: Android Jones, Brom, Iain McCaig, Phil Hale, and Mike Mignola. Individually, these artists are peerless in vision and style. Collectively, they represent a rich cross-section of the best in contemporary art. The breathtaking imagery included here was personally chosen by the artists. Introductions to each gallery are by industry greats Christopher Paolini, Christopher Golden, Lorne Lanning, and William Stout, plus a short interview with Phil Hale by Tray Batey.
Dr. Seuss (Author), Christopher Paolini (Introduction)
From his very first book to his very last book, here in one big volume are 13 classic Dr. Seuss stories, everyone’s favorites. All of the words and virtually all of the illustrations are included. Each story is prefaced by a short essay by someone whose life was changed by Dr. Seuss or who is simply an unabashed admirer, including Christopher Paolini.