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Oliver Twist

Young Reading Series 3 Classic stories
Oliver Twist

  • A retelling of the classic Charles Dickens story for children growing in their reading confidence and ability.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.
  • Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.
“Mary Sebag- Montefiore’s retellings...are perhaps the best – well-written and dramatic.”
The Telegraph - Ask Lorna


Key Stage: KS2 E; Age 7+

Lexile Measure: 580L

Book Band: 11 - Lime

CEFR Level: C1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746077078
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Hardback + CD:
Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9781409505389
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Based on the story by Charles Dickens

Illustrator: Barry Ablett

Press Reviews

This classic is retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is just beginning to read.
The Booktrust
Mary Sebag- Montefiore’s retellings of David Copperfield and Oliver Twist...are perhaps the best – well-written and dramatic.
The Telegraph - Ask Lorna

Reader Reviews

Oliver Twist
My daughter was thrilled with this book. She is a confident reader but likes lots of pictures to engage her with a more challenging text. She enjoys very contemporary story lines but I wondered if I could get her reading a little more widely. Not wanting to be too pushy I left the book for her to discover at the end of her bed. I usually have to shout up the stairs more than once to get her up for school and the next morning was no different. After no response I stomped up the stairs ready to let rip...and there she was engrossed in this delightful adaptation... I closed my mouth and went to make the breakfast. Pure magic - and she keeps reading it over again!

Joy Shorten, 27th March 2012


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