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Behind the scenes at Usborne, Tips and expert adviceWhy 'A Christmas Carol' is the perfect introduction to Dickens
My aim in writing Complete Dickens was to make this as Dickensian a read as possible whilst whittling his gigantic set of works down to a manageable size. But the detail and huge cast of characters is precisely what makes Dickens so wonderfully – well – Dickensian!
Behind the scenes at UsborneWhat makes graphic novels so great?
Graphic novels are becoming increasingly popular with children and adults alike. Usborne writer Russell Punter explains why they might appeal to non-traditional readers, and the joy of adapting his latest title Alice in Wonderland.
Behind the scenes at UsborneClassic stories and traditional illustrations from China
China is a huge country, with a very long history and a rich variety of story-telling traditions. Our book Illustrated Stories from China contains a selection of stories from all over China, illustrated in the traditional Chinese style and chosen especially to appeal to readers today.
Behind the scenes at UsborneUsborne books to celebrate Empathy Day
To celebrate UK Empathy Day on June 11th, we invited Usborne authors and editors to share books that they believe particularly help readers develop empathy and understanding.
Behind the scenes at UsborneRewriting Jane Austen for younger readers
Usborne editor Anna Milbourne explains her approach to adapting Jane Austen's novels in one complete collection, and reflects on the similarities and differences of Austen's characters to young people growing up today.
Tips and expert adviceWhy Frankenstein is so relevant today
Mary Sebag-Montefiore, who adapted Frankenstein for the Usborne Reading Programme, explains how this classic story was written in turbulent times, and why the message is still relevant today.
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