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The dramatic story of a young boy’s escape from an unhappy childhood into the adventures of an adult life, full of unforgettable characters from the cruel Mr Mudstone, the formidable Aunt Betsey and worm-like Uriah Heap. The classic Charles Dickens novel retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Book information

Age
7+
Key Stage
KS2 E/H
Lexile Measure
540L
Book Band
Lime
CEFR Level
C1
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746085639
Author/Editor
Retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore
Illustrator
Barry Ablett

Press reviews

“Mary Sebag-Montefiore’s retellings of David Copperfield and Oliver Twist...are perhaps the best – well-written and dramatic.”

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  • Retelling a classic story
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  • Usborne Reading Programme
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