Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Tale of Two Cities

This week we read 'A Tale of Two Cities' by Charles Dickens.

Like the other books in the series, there is a pen lined drawing on every right hand side.

The story kept the girls pretty interested.

Especially when we got to the guillotine part.

It also gave us, as a family, a chance to talk about the French Revolution and my husbands side of the family.  His family were aristocrats and fled for their lives from France.  I don't really know how much truth there is to all the family story, but the fact is they did end up out here in Australia.

  • Original work by: Charles Dickens
  • Author:  John Kennett
  • Illustrator:  John Marshall
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Vendor: Peter Haddock
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Ages: 7-12
  • Series: Illustrated Chosen Classics Retold

  • And then, when we were done, we watched the MOVIE.  Way old, but still very doable.  A 1980 version.

    This week I am linking up with:

    Every bed of Roses


    Living and Learning at Home

    I hope you will join us.


    1. Hello Deborah. That looks like another fantastic book. I forgot to add this weeks linky. Thank you for letting me know. I have updated the post and it's ready

    2. I should have noticed better, but are all of these simplified classics from the same series? I'm assuming so with the words on one page, picture on the other, format. I really like the way they look, but my only question about reading this kind of version is, does it ever make an older kid not want to read the original because they already know the ending?

    3. I dunno, but I am sure to find out. :o)


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