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Oliver Twist (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) [Kindle Edition]

Charles Dickens , Jean Zallinger
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Oliver Twist is a desperate orphan. A gang of thieves takes him in and teaches him to steal, but then he is caught. What will become of poor Oliver Twist? Kids can find out in this easy-to-read chapter book adaptation of the Dickens classic.

Editorial Reviews


"The power of [Dickens] is so amazing, that the reader at once becomes his captive, and must follow him whithersoever he leads."
--William Makepeace Thackeray

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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With big type, short chapters, plenty of artwork, and a text geared to a high-second-grade reading level, this skillful adaptation conveys the mood and excitement of the original in a format that will appeal to younger readers and older reluctant readers. Reading level: 2.4.  

Product Details

  • File Size: 1098 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0679803912
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (December 8, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004C43FA2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #376,751 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dickens' classic tale in an abridged version June 30, 2012
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My seven-year-old daughter loves to read and I was eager to introduce her to the classics in English literature. I knew the original might be too daunting for her due to the high level vocabulary and have been looking around for a well-written adaptation that retains the essence of the original. The Stepping Stones Classic series of books for independent young readers fit the bill perfectly. These are abridged versions of the classic and are engaging without being too daunting for young readers who might otherwise be put off in attempting to tackle the original versions.

I make it a point to read these books before passing them on to my daughter to ensure she will be able to handle the language on her own and also to check the content. Les Martin has done a commendable job on this adaptation. The language is challenging enough for an independent young reader advancing to chapter books without being too advanced. There are black and white illustrations that engaged my daughter (a visual learner) and kept her attention throughout the two hours (collectively) or so she spent reading this book. The chapters are short and the plot keeps moving along, keeping the reader engaged. Highly recommended for independent young readers ages 6-9.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book March 22, 2010
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I liked reading this book with my seven year old. He enjoyed it, too. It was a good adaptation of the book and my son understood it really well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read for 7-8 year olds January 26, 2014
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This is a great books for a little more advanced reader. My daughter is in second grade and read it in about an hour, but she is a pretty quick reader. I was pretty pleased because it was different from what she would usually choose to read but it kept her interest to the end.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oliver Twist March 10, 2010
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I gave this and the other books listed to my grandson and he is reading them. I'm trying to encourage him to get away a little from Star Wars. He needs something else in his life!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oliver Twist December 9, 2009
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This was a new book for beginning readers that want to learn from the classics. I would like to see some classics from Black literature too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 11, 2014
By cf364
Bought it for my 10 year old cousin who loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast delivery June 9, 2014
By Wdew
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My sister loves these books. I glad i was able to get it so quickly as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Daughter Loved It! January 5, 2014
By Eve
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My daughter read this book during a road trip. We got the kindle version of it. She absolutely loved it. She is 10 and it was a real easy read for her, but it was good as kids version of the original.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My 10 year old couldn't stop reading it!
My son loved the book, could barely put it down. Easy reading for his age and grade. I'm pleased that he got so much joy from a classic!
Published 13 hours ago by Jacqueline D. Caine
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for young and old!
Perfect for young and old readers alike! I loved hearing the kindle read it to the kids.
Published 11 days ago by M B
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
its just not simplefied looked like whole story is rewritten in bad taste
Published 25 days ago by sam10001
5.0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to a great classic
My 11 year old daughter couldn't put this down. She gives it a gleaming review. Stepping Stones are a great way to get the classics to our kids without watering them down so much... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Oliver Twist good book
it was a good story and it teaches alot of stuff that kids would not know about todays world she
Published 16 months ago by whatacata pitus berry
5.0 out of 5 stars Dickens is a genius
I loved dickens stories from a early age now reading childrens version's to my two boys.i hope they not only enjoy the books but learn the lesson intended
Published 16 months ago by kevin gmiter
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read version
If you want to read Oliver Twist to young students (grades 2-5), this is the book to read them. Easy to understand, and to expand off of as you try to relate the events to the... Read more
Published 18 months ago by D. Meyer
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic for all times - but perhaps not all ages
There is little to be said of this already highly rated classic of Charles Dickens.
I purchased it for my 10 year old whose second language is English, but it was a little too... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Ian
5.0 out of 5 stars Oliver Twist
I loved this book! This book is exciting with a lot of action. My favorite part is when Oliver got a new mother. ( by 6 year old Oliver)
Published 22 months ago by Elena Tinsler
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