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Little Dorrit

Young Reading Series 3 Classic stories
Little Dorrit

  • 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.


Key Stage: KS2 E; Age 7+

Lexile Measure: 580L

Book Band: 11 - Lime

CEFR Level: C1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9781409506799
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore

Illustrator: Barry Ablett

Reader Reviews

Little Dorrit
Beautiful illustrations, me and my daughters age 4 and 7 are enjoying the story very much.

Marlene, 16th February 2018
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.

Julia Hawker, 16th January 2012


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  • Retelling a classic story
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  • Usborne Reading Programme
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