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The classic story re-told for children growing in reading confidence. Follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe, who survives a shipwreck only to find himself stuck of a desert island! How will he manage alone? Featuring the colourful illustrations of Peter Dennis. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Book information

Age
6+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
610L
Book Band
White
CEFR Level
B2
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746080801
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Author/Editor
Daniel Defoe

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“Robinson Crusoe made easily accessible for 6/7 year olds”
A super attempt to capture the adventurous spirit of Defoe's epic masterpiece. Simplified to suit the reader, it includes fronted adverbials, commas to list and ?/!; this makes it an ideal book for whole class study in Y2. It interests all children, especially those difficult to entice boys. As a Y2 teacher, I would certainly recommend this text.

Links and downloads

  • 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.
  • Watch Nicky Haslam read from Robinson Crusoe
    Interior Designer Nicky Haslam reads from the Usborne Young Reading retelling of Robinson Crusoe. Recorded for 'My Life in Books' on BBC2.
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