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1 July 2019 Classic stories and traditional illustrations from China

Classic stories and traditional illustrations from China

China is a huge country, with a very long history and a rich variety of story-telling traditions. Our book Illustrated Stories from China contains a selection of stories from all over China, illustrated in the traditional Chinese style and chosen especially to appeal to readers today.

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12 June 2019 Usborne books to celebrate Empathy Day

Usborne books to celebrate Empathy Day

To celebrate UK Empathy Day on June 11th, we invited Usborne authors and editors to share books that they believe particularly help readers develop empathy and understanding.

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2 October 2018 Rewriting Jane Austen for younger readers

Rewriting Jane Austen for younger readers

Usborne editor Anna Milbourne explains her approach to adapting Jane Austen's novels in one complete collection, and reflects on the similarities and differences of Austen's characters to young people growing up today.

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22 February 2018 Why Frankenstein is so relevant today

Why Frankenstein is so relevant today

Mary Sebag-Montefiore, who adapted Frankenstein for the Usborne Reading Programme, explains how this classic story was written in turbulent times, and why the message is still relevant today. 

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21 August 2017 Graphic novels: bringing classic tales to life

Graphic novels: bringing classic tales to life

As Usborne enters the world of graphic novels for the first time, author Russell Punter reveals how he transformed classic stories to this new format.

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