Charles Dickens Easy Classics 10 Books Collection -Ages 7-9 - Paperback By Pipi Sposito
Bah humbug! Who says the classics are just for adults?
A fantastic way to capture young minds into a legendary author, the Charles Dickens Classics 10 books collection is the perfect place to start. This paperback set is aimed at readers aged between 7-9 as their confidence in reading progresses. Charles Dickens is definitely not just for adults, and these books certainly have a place in modern day literacy. There’s even a free audio CD included to really bring these classic tales to life, a special addition that children will love. These iconic stories were originally published well over 150 years ago when they were enormously popular and still every single one of these classics from Charles Dickens remains as important in the world of children’s literature as ever. With this modern and marvellous new collection for the young generation of readers, the set captures the hearts and minds of children everywhere brought to life with some stunning illustrations. Each story from the Charles Dickens Classics 10 books collection has been adapted and illustrated for children aged 7+ and there is something for everyone. Parents and children will find great delight in reading these stories, perfect for a bedtime read or to support your child’s literacy and reading list at school. It’s no surprise that these classics continue to remain on the national curriculum for English Literature, their curiosity will be met with an interesting history lesson as they’ll soon become familiar with fun facts from the past. There is plenty for children to learn here about life lessons, morals, values and society with different perspectives in each story told. Join Ebeneezer Scrooge on his ghostly Christmas adventure, or follow orphaned Oliver Twist from rags to riches in some of literature's most famous tales from the foggy streets of Victorian London.
Titles in This Set
- A Christmas Carol
On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts, starting with his old business partner, Jacob Marley. The three spirits which follow, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come, show Scrooge how his mean behaviour has affected those around him. At the end of the story he is relieved to discover that there is still time for him to change and we see him transformed into a generous and kind-hearted human being.
- Oliver Twist
For all of his early life, Oliver is hungry and poor. Then he runs away to London, where he soon makes new friends – but kind old Fagin and the Artful Dodger are not quite what they seem.
- The Old Curiosity Shop
Meet little Nell Trent, a sweet, unselfish girl; her grandfather; and the evil dwarf Quilp. When Little Nell’s grandfather gambles away his curiosity shop to the moneylender Quilp, the girl and the old man flee London. The penniless pair wander the countryside, always in fear of being cornered by Quilp.
- Great Expectations
This classic story follows the childhood and young adult years of Pip, a blacksmith's apprentice in a country village. He suddenly comes into a large fortune (his great expectations) from a mysterious benefactor and moves to London where he enters high society. He thinks he knows where the money has come from but he turns out to be sadly mistaken. The story also follows Pip's dealings with Estella, a young woman he adores but who cannot return his love.
- Nicholas Nickleby
The melodramatic tale of the adventures of a young man as he struggles to seek his fortune in Victorian England. Upon the death of his father, 19-year-old Nicholas Nickleby is sent by his uncle, Ralph Nickleby, a mean-spirited moneylender, to serve as an assistant teacher at Dotheboys Hall.
- A Tale of Two Cities
The two cities referred to in the title are London, England, and Paris, France, at the time of the French Revolution. During the French Revolution, Dr. Alexandre Manette is released after two decades of imprisonment in the Bastille. Shocked to learn he’s alive, his daughter, Lucie, retrieves him. Years later, Lucie and Dr. Manette takes part in the trial of Charles Darnay, who is found innocent and seeks Lucie’s hand in marriage. When revolutionaries learn that Darnay is related to an evil aristocrat, they imprison him the next time he is in France. Who can rescue him?
- David Copperfield
This is loosely based on the life of the author. It tells the story of the hardships, changes, and good fortune that David encounters on his life journey. When David’s mother marries the malevolent Mr Murdstone, David’s childhood happiness is destroyed forever. Can one lonely little boy show the strength and determination to survive the dangers that lie ahead?
- Bleak House
Esther, at fourteen, has never known love. Determined to live well, earn some love and overcome the shadow of her birth, she takes her first steps into an unknown world. A family curse, a manipulating lawyer, poverty and secrets threaten to destroy Esther’s world. Are the walls of Bleak House strong enough to protect her and her new friends from such powerful forces? The reader will be caught up in an unfolding mystery, full of surprises. Perhaps the biggest mystery of all is: Who is Nemo?
- Little Dorrit
Amy Dorrit, referred to as Little Dorrit, is born in and lives much of her life at the Marshalsea prison, where her father is imprisoned for debt. She and her siblings earn meagre wages at jobs outside the prison walls, returning nightly to Marshalsea. Little Dorrit works as a seamstress for Mrs. Clennam, whose son Arthur takes an interest in the Dorrit family and eventually helps free Mr. Dorrit from prison.