Dracula, retold by Chaz Brenchley
Written by Bram Stoker
Part of the Real Reads Series
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Can love, courage and goodness defeat the evil thirst of a vampire? In this fight to the bitter end, who will live, who will die, and who will be doomed to a living death?
From Shannon, aged 11:
'It's really scary when he goes in the chapel and finds Dracula looking younger, with bloody teeth.'
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.
Dracula, retold by Chaz Brenchley by Bram Stoker
When Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet a client, he little expects the horrors that await him. As guest and prisoner of the sinister Count Dracula, Jonathan is plunged into a terrifying world of ancient evil and unbearable fear, whilst back at home his new wife Mina is concerned about her friend Lucy who grows weaker by the day...
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More books by Bram Stoker
30th January 2009
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