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Best of the Best
Middle School Titles
Other Children's Titles
Titles for Girls
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Ages: 9 to 13
Kids Discover the Joy of Reading Great Literature
You are the next contestant on Alien Tales! Yes, it's your turn to match wits with witless extraterrestrials who claim to have written some of Earth's finest literature. Only you can set the record straight.
Join your celestial host Sal of deCentury, as you read passages from great books, answer questions, solve puzzles, and expose our celebrity panelists as preposterous pretenders. You'll win big time Starbucks, collect fabulous "virtual" prizes, and send planetoidal plagiarists like Yer Yout of YerMynd packing for Pluto.
Get set to log onto the Interstellar Broadcasting system and as Sal would say, "Beam on down!"
Excerpts from classic, contemporary, and Newbery award-winning books (30 books in all)
Over 400 passages including synopses, excerpts, and authors' backgrounds
Option to hear passages read aloud
5 types of fun-packed puzzles to ponder
Hours of hilarious dialogue and original music
Windows - 33MHz 386DX or faster (486 or faster recommended), 4MB of RAM (8MB of RAM recommended and required for Windows 95), CD-ROM drive, Microsoft Windows 3.1 or Microsoft Windows 95, SVGA (640x480, 256 colors), Microsoft windows compatible sound device, hard drive with 6MB of space available.
Macintosh - 25MHz 68030 or faster, 5MB of RAM, 8MB or RAM recommended, CD-ROM drive (double-speed recommended), System 7.0.1 or higher, color or grey-scale monitor (256 colors or shades of grey), hard drive with 6MB of space available.
Computer Shopper, June 1995
"Our young testers enjoyed seeing their favorite stories and learning about new ones, and found the program easy to use and very entertaining.
"Alien Tales is the best reading comprehension software on the market (in fact, it has very little competition in that genre). Its first-rate graphics, animations and sound, and use of famous children's books make it the choice for young readers."
CD-ROM Access. All rights for original work reserved.