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Twelfth Night

Summary

Young Reading Series 2
Twelfth Night

  • Shakespeare’s classic comedy retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability.
  • When Viola is left shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, she must disguise herself as a boy for protection. But when she becomes a page for Duke Orsino, things start to get a little complicated.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • With links to recommended websites for children to find out more about Shakespeare and the play.
“irresistible for children learning to read”
Child Education Plus
“Retold in a way that will encourage an early interest in Shakespeare.”
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Information

Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 5+ (info)

Lexile Measure: 530L (info)

Book Band: 11 - Lime

BIC: B3N79 (info)

Hardback with CD - English Learner's Edition:
ISBN: 9781409566823
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Hardback with ribbon marker:
ISBN: 9780746099001
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Rosie Dickins

Illustrator: Christa Unzner


English Learner's Editions

Usborne English Learner's Editions are selected titles from the Usborne Reading Programme that are available with CD recordings in British and American English, and with downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.

To find out more about English Learner's Editions, and download the free worksheets and teacher's notes go to www.usborne.com/englishlearnerseditions.

Collected teacher's notes and student's worksheets (photocopiable format) can also be purchased as paperback books.


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Press & Blog Reviews

The Usborne Young Reading Program has a lovely selection of classic tales adapted for younger readers. Graded in seven levels, these have just enough stretch in them and yet are not too overwhelming.
The Irish Sunday Independent
Usborne's award winning range of children's books now includes a vibrant Reading Programme, featuring over 200 brilliant titles that supplement National Curriculum levels 1C to 4A. Bright full-cover illustrations combine with lively text to make these colourful hardback fact and fiction books irresistible for children learning to read, and will help capture their imagination and build confidence as they move from one level to the next.
Child Education Plus - top teaching resources to support the curriculum
Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme. Seven steps take beginners from simply written folk stories told in 150 words through to lovers of classic and original stories and histories, biographies and classics told in 5,000 words. Colour-coded for ease of use, and presented in a beautiful hardback, every story is well-written and attractively illustrated in full colour by leading artists.
Julia Eccleshare
This simple retelling is ideal for children just starting to read alone and the story is retold in a way that will encourage an early interest in Shakespeare.
Parents in Touch

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  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.

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