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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
 

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. This work also contains illustrations by Victor Ambrus.

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ISBN 9780192741912
Published 24 January 2002 by Oxford University Press
Format Paperback, New title
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Other Riordan, James
Illustrated by Ambrus, Victor
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ISBN-13 9780192741912
ISBN-10 0192741918
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 24 January 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Other Riordan, James
Illustrated by Ambrus, Victor
Category Award Winning
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 205mm
Height: 280mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Coming of age, Orphans, Great Britain - History - 19th century
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
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 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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