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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.

Information

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

Extras

  • Usborne Quicklinks
    See the Internet links for this book.
  • Retelling a classic story
    Visit the See Inside Usborne blog to read how the writer, Mary Sebag-Montefiori, creates her retellings of classic stories.
  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.