These beautiful clothbound editions of English classics retold for children are a real treat and an antidote to Holiday tv or computer games.

These wonderful children’s books are a lovely introduction to the joys of English literary classics great for young readers with illustrations to capture the imagination.

 

 

The Charles Dickens’ volume includes ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘Bleak House’, ‘Great Expectations’, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ and ‘David Copperfield’.

And in the Shakespeare volume six plays – Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest – are retold and illustrated for children growing in reading confidence.

Both volumes come with a ribbon marker and feature story summaries, character lists and internet links to websites where children can listen to extracts and find out more about the amazing world of English literature.

Available at www.usborne.com (£17.99)