The Pioneers

The Pioneers


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The first of James Fenimore Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales", "The Pioneers" tells the story of the elderly Natty Bumppo and his ongoing friendship with the Mohican, Chingachgook.

Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colourful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a biography of James Fenimore Cooper, theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom and at home to further engage the reader in the story.

The Classics Illustrated comic book series began in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’s "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new CCS Books edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911238379
Publisher: Classics Illustrated Comics
Publication date: 03/02/2017
Series: Classics Illustrated Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

James Fenimore Cooper (15 September 1789 – 14 September 1851) was a prolific American writer of tales of the frontier well remembered for his "Leatherstocking" tales, including "The Last of the Mohicans", "The Pathfinder" and "The Deerslayer".

RUDOLPH PALAIS worked in the comics field from the late 1930s to 1969. He and his brother Walter worked for several New York publishers. He then joined the Harry "A" Chesler shop in 1939. He worked briefly for National/DC on 'Doctor Mid-Nite', for Holyoke on 'Catman', for Quality Comics on 'Blackhawk', 'Doll Man' and 'Phantom Lady', and for Charles Biro on the original 'Daredevil'. In the early 1940s he drew the fifth through seventh issue of the 'Rangers of Freedom' comic, about a group of marines.

For twenty years, he was a versatile artist on Gilberton's 'Classics Illustrated' series. Palais contributed among others adaptations of James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. He also cooperated on several Pre-Trend crime and horror comics over at DC, and he worked on a number of horror comics for Harvey in the 1950s, since his style well suited the macabre stories. In the 1960s, he went to work for Charlton, where he drew for 'The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves' and 'Ghostly Tales', among other titles. Rudy Palais retired from comics in 1969.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1789

Date of Death:

September 14, 1851

Place of Birth:

Burlington, New Jersey

Place of Death:

Cooperstown, New York


Yale University (expelled in 1805)

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