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The classic swashbuckling adventure by Anthony Hope retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. When Rudolf Rassendyll, a young Victorian gentleman, travels to Ruritania, all he expects is a pleasant summer holiday. But when the King is kidnapped, he soon becomes involved in a plot to rescue him. Each scene is atmospherically brought to life with Simona Bursi’s illustrations. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Book information

Age
7+
Key Stage
KS2 E
Lexile Measure
600L
Book Band
Lime
CEFR Level
C1
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746097014
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Author/Editor
Sarah Courtauld
Illustrator
Simona Bursi

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“THE PRISIONER OF ZENDA”
An amazing story!

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“"wonderful retellings of famous stories for young children and first readers"”

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