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Monday 23 January 2012

Review: Famous Classics for Girls and Adventure Classics for Boys

One of the regrets I hope never to have, is that I never read enough of the classics. Most of us probably have great visions of immersing ourselves in not only the greatest adult classics of all time, but the great children’s classics, that have very much shaped our literary lives and become the stuff of legends.

In these beautiful new releases from Hardie Grant, our own children can enjoy a lustrous collection of classic tales, cloth-bound and resplendent with vintage ink drawings. Even the typesetting looks vintage, giving children a classic retro book experience that adults will also love.

‘Retold and abridged for younger readers’, there are three classic tales per tome – Heidi, What Katy Did and Black Beauty for girls – Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island and Kidnapped for boys.

If you’ve been drooling over finding the time to immerse yourself in a classic, make sure you pilfer these books from your own children’s shelves and dive on in. Abridged or no, this is thrilling reading.

Title: Adventure Classics for Girls/Adventure Classics for Boys
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $19.95
Publication Date: 1 December 2011
ISBN: 9781405254663 / 9781405254656
Format: Hardcover
For ages: 8+
Type: Junior Fiction