Children's - Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
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Make Way For BooksThe rich, sumptuous illustrations alone make this book an instant favorite. But, it is the noble traits cloaked in warm tones that redeem the retelling of an otherwise very cold tale. This adaptation wisely portrays what is essential for good storytelling without sensationalizing dark details. Age-appropriate first-person narrative emphasizes the reality of good times and bad, and that daily circumstances occupy a small piece of a very large picture.
Oliver, small, alone, and suffering, still dares to hope. He chooses wisely, flees oppressive treatment, and is given opportunity to experience the healing power of compassion. Readers see the sadness, the exhaustion, the resolve, and the joy making this read a complete and meaningful experience for all ages.
Publisher SummaryEnter the 19th century London with Oliver Twist!
A stunning picture book that adapts one of the most famous stories of Charles Dickens!
A sumptuously illustrated picture book adaptation of the Dickens classic follows the tribulations of a 19th-century orphan who escapes an abusive undertaker and survives among a gang of boy thieves while longing for a family.