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Great Expectations Band 15/Emerald

Written by Hilary McKay

Illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

Part of the Collins Big Cat Series

Great Expectations Band 15/Emerald Synopsis

Follow the life of Pip, a poor lonely orphan in Victorian England. Everything changes when he becomes friends with the wealthy Estella. But can Pip leave his past behind? Written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth, this inspired retelling is written by Whitbread award-winning author Hilary McKay. * Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. * Text type: A retelling of a story by a significant author * Curriculum links: History; Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007465422
Publication date: 14th January 2013
Author: Hilary McKay
Illustrator: Stefano Tambellini
Publisher: Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 48 pages

About Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay won the Costa Children's Book Award for The Skylarks' War, the Guardian Fiction Prize for The Exiles, and the Smarties and the Whitbread Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel respectively. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales was her first book with Macmillan Children's Books and is a critically acclaimed collection of clever retellings. You can read her character Rose Casson's blog by clicking here - and Rose's tweets on the right hand side of this page. Q & A with Hilary McKayWhat is your earliest childhood memory?Watching steam trains with my grandfather. He died before I ...

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