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Usborne's illustrated classics collections make the perfect gifts for children. Beautiful illustrations bring to life these classic tales that have been specially retold for today's children.
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The Usborne Reading Programme features many classic retellings designed to capture the imagination and build confidence in young readers and introduce children to these timeless stories. Young Reading Series Two classics are for children who are reading more confidently while Young Reading Series Three classics are designed for fully confident readers developing reading stamina.
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Enchantingly retold and accompanied by beautiful illustrations, Usborne's picture books are the perfect way to introduce young readers to classic stories.
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"This classic is retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is just beginning to read."
The Booktrust review of Oliver Twist
For older readers, Usborne's faithful retellings of classic stories are clearly written in a modern, approachable style yet retain the full atmosphere which has made the originals so well-loved. Usborne Classics Retold are ideal for encouraging young readers to pursue an interest in literature.
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"I was studying Wuthering Heights at school but couldn't keep up with the language and the complication of it. I found this book...and immediately found my schoolwork easier."
Reader review of Wuthering Heights
Now available in ebook format, the faithful retelling of the classic story of the love between the governess Jane Eyre and her master Mr Rochester, and the chilling secret set to tear them both apart.
A beautiful gift edition of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic, including the complete and unabridged text, stunning illustrations and finished with a luxurious padded hardback cover and ribbon marker.
An enchanting collection of one hundred of the best-loved stories ever told, from elegant retellings of Grimm and Andersen to lively folk tales from around the world.
A moving retelling of Anna Sewell’s classic story of cruelty and kindness, perfect for introducing younger readers to this much-loved story.
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