Classic Starts®: The War of the Worlds

By H. G. Wells (Author), Chris Sasaki (Abridged by), Karl James Mountford (Illustrator)

Series Classic Starts®


Pub Date 9/10/2024

ISBN 9781454950981

Format Hardcover



Classic Starts®: The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells, Chris Sasaki, Karl James Mountford
An abridged and illustrated chapter book retelling of the sci-fi classic—part of the bestselling Classic Starts® series that has sold more than 8 million copies!

H. G. Wells, a revolutionary science fiction writer and the author of The Time Machine, dazzles in this sci-fi classic about Martians invading Earth. One of the first stories to imagine a war between humankind and extraterrestrials, The War of the Worlds is an adventure that has inspired artists and scientists since it was first published.

The Classic Starts® series has sold more than 8 million copies since it launched in 2004. These abridged, kid-friendly editions are the perfect way to introduce beloved stories to the next generation. Each book includes discussion questions by early childhood educator Arthur Pober, EdD.

H. G. Wells (1866–1946) was born Herbert George Wells in Kent, England. He published his first novel, The Time Machine, in 1895. Through books like The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds, he explored a wide range of social, philosophical, and political ideas and helped create the genre of science fiction.