Oliver Twist Kindle Edition

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Gr. 5^-7. Let's face it, there are dreary passages in Dickens and convoluted sentences that are impenetrable for young readers and that put them off a great story. This retelling works well: it gets rid of a lot of the padding while keeping the narrative tension of the original. Oliver's stark request, "Please, sir, I want some more," will thrill kids today as it always has, and the story of the street boy on the run, who lives with outlaws and then finds a safe home, is an archetypal adventure. The problem here is the illustrations. Dickens' novel is scary. Cruickshank's original pictures were true to the terror as well as the comic absurdity of the story, but Birmingham's large, soft pastel pictures are sunny and sweet and angelic, with no hint of darkness and grime. Yes, Dickens' story does end in sentimental togetherness, but the terror is always there. Fagin's crowd was never this cute. Hazel Rochman --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Book Description

An illustrated adaptation of Charles Dickens's Victorian classic – at an easy-to-read level for readers of all ages!

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000JQUT8S
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Public Domain Books (November 1, 1996)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 1, 1996
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 542 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 268 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1450517064
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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