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Bleak House

Young Reading Series 3 Classic stories
Bleak House

  • The classic story by Charles Dickens retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories.
  • Based on Charles Dickens’ most complex novel, Bleak House is a suspenseful tale of secrets, lies and money.
  • 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.


Key Stage: KS2 E; Age 7+

Lexile Measure: 550L

Book Band: 11 - Lime

CEFR Level: C1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £4.99
ISBN: 9780746097021
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore

Illustrator: Barry Ablett

Reader Reviews

Sad but love it
I like it when Esther and Allan married, but still, I feel sad about Lady Dedlock (I sobbed each day I read this book) and poor Nemo.

Faten, 2nd October 2015
I loved everything in the story. I still can`t believe that Ada married RICHARD.

ayo, 28th January 2011


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  • Usborne Reading Programme
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