The War of the Worlds
Written by H G Wells - retold by Eric Brown
Part of the Real Reads Series
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With the original first published over 100 years ago this retelling of The War of the Worlds will once you've read it make you realise how fragile a world we live in and the threat to extinction hangs over us just as did in H G Wells' lifetime. Its themes of survival, invasion, humanity and destiny are strong throughout even in this retelling of just 64pp. This retelling is a great introduction for children to the original novel as well as a wonderful re-reminder to adults who might have read it in years go by or feel they should have read it but never had the time.
From Jordan, aged 8:
'I liked the description of the Martians. I think he was really lucky to escape. Lots of people didn't.'
This and the other retellings by Real Reads are a fantastic way to introduce young children to some of the best-known and best-loved classics; beautifully presented and skilfully retold (and condensed – 64 pages in total) and illustrated, they are true to the original plot, capture something of the flavour and tone of the original work, while simplifying the narrative and dialogue. They’re primarily aimed for younger readers – 8-13 year olds but are also a great ‘quick fix’ for teenagers and adults.
Real Reads will develop a confidence and enthusiasm in some Classic literature and perhaps even to address the original, something that is nurtured in the ‘Taking Things Further’ section of every Real Read. For others, who might never have tackled the originals, Real Reads make accessible great stories, great characters and important moral debates which they might otherwise never have encountered.
To take a look at the other classic novels published by Real Reads click here.
Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.
The War of the Worlds by H G Wells - retold by Eric Brown
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30th January 2009
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