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The classic story by Charles Dickens retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Amy Dorrit grows up in Marshalsea Prison, where her father is imprisoned for debt. But in this classic tale of poverty and wealth, sacrifice and greed, fortunes can change in a moment – even Little Dorrit’s. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. With internet links to find out more about the life and times of Charles Dickens.

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Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9781409506799
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore
Barry Ablett

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“Little Dorrit”
Beautiful illustrations, me and my daughters age 4 and 7 are enjoying the story very much.
“Little Dorritt”
I read this edition so that I would know the outline story of a book I should have read years and years ago! I was entranced and enthralled and am now well into the original. What a find! It's beautifully written and gives a flavour of the strength of the main character and the weakness of her father. I'll go on to read all the others in the series.


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  • Retelling a classic story
    Visit the See Inside Usborne blog to read how the writer, Mary Sebag-Montefiori, creates her retellings of classic stories.
  • Usborne Reading Programme
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