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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

James Riordan re-tells Charles Dicken's classic novel about a boy who is taken from his poor beginnings to be educated as a gentleman and his ultimate discovery of the identity of his mysterious benefactor.

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ISBN 9780192741905
Published 1 March 2002 by Oxford University Press
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Illustrated by Ambrus, Victor
Volume editor Riordan, James
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ISBN-13 9780192741905
ISBN-10 019274190X
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 1 March 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Illustrated by Ambrus, Victor
Volume editor Riordan, James
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 200mm
Height: 280mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 560g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Bildungsromans, England - Social conditions - 19th century, Dickens, Charles
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

James Riordan re-tells Charles Dicken's classic novel about a boy who is taken from his poor beginnings to be educated as a gentleman and his ultimate discovery of the identity of his mysterious benefactor. With illustrations by Victor Ambrus. James Riordan lives in Sussex. He did his National Service in the RAF and gained degrees from Birmingham, London and Moscow before working for several years in Moscow as a translator. Recently retired as Professor of Russian Studies at Surrey University, he has written several collections of folk-tales, a number or picture books and four novels. One of his many novels for young adults was a runner up for the Whitbread Children's Book Award. He is well-known for his outstanding retelling of classics. Other retellings in this series are Gulliver's Travels , King Arthur and The Wizard of Oz . Victor Ambrus lives in Surrey. He was born in Budapest, Hungary. At the Royal College of Art he achieved the position of 'Royal Scholar' in 1958. Now a freelance artist, he also teaches illustration and drawing and has been involved in the production of over seventy children's books for OUP. The Kate Greenaway Award has been twice won by him and in 1977 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has brilliantly brought to life the other classics in this series including Moby Dick , Gulliver's Travels , Don Quixote , The Odyssey , King Arthur , The Wizard of Oz and The Canterbury Tales .

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 -- Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003 -- Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003

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Author's Bio

James Riordan has written numerous books for children, including many translations of Russian tales. He is the author of Gulliver's Travels and King Arthur, two other delightful retellings of popular stories published by Oxford. Victor G. Ambrus was born in Budapest. He has illustrated more than 200 books and is a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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