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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Hardback with ribbon marker
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The classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Something evil is loose in London. The menacing figure of Edward Hyde stalks the streets, barging into women, trampling children, and even murdering an old man. But who is Hyde? And what is his relationship with the respectable doctor, Henry Jekyll? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Book information

Age
7+
Key Stage
KS1/2 E
Lexile Measure
600L
Book Band
Lime
CEFR Level
C1
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9781409506737
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Author/Editor
Retold by Rob Lloyd Jones
Illustrator
Victor Tavares

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“Great adaptation”
My son read this to me over a few nights. He struggles with his reading so we're trying to find something that sparks his interest. He's 8. I said I'd let him watch Hammer Horror's "The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll" if he finished the book. He did and proclaimed that the book was much better than the film. Great illustrations, good pacing, some tough words but always used in easy context. We've been out and bought a couple of other Usborne Young Reading books since.

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Extras

  • 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.