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Join journalist Ed Malone on his visit to the terrible lost world discovered by the eccentric Professor Challenger - but can he get back out alive?
From Tom, aged 12:
'It was exciting when the baby pterodactyl came back to England and flew off. It might be anywhere.'
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.
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Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.
"Dinosaurs are most certainly not extinct. I have seen them."
An incredible claim by the eccentric Professor Challenger leads to an expedition deep into the Amazon, where an unlikely group of men find themselves on a journey into unknown dangers. Will they have the skills, strength, intelligence and good fortune to survive?
Do dinosaurs really exist on the inaccessible plateau? How did a human skeleton become impaled on a bamboo spike? Can humans survive in a land of such primitive powers?
If journalist Edward Malone ever returns home to write his newspaper report, will it be to declare Challenger a madman or a genius?
|Publication date:||1st November 2008|
|Author:||Arthur Conan Doyle|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Doyles were a prosperous Irish-Catholic family, who had a prominent position in the world of Art. Charles Altamont Doyle, Arthur's father, a chronic alcoholic, was the only member of his family, who apart from fathering a brilliant son, never accomplished anything of note. At the age of twenty-two, Charles had married Mary Foley, a vivacious and very well educated young woman of seventeen. Mary Doyle had a passion for books and was a master storyteller. Her son Arthur wrote of his mother's gift of "sinking her voice to ...More About Arthur Conan Doyle
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