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Classics Illustrated

27th February 2020

Classics Illustrated Series

If you are looking for a way to introduce children to the classics, then this series is for you!

Classics Illustrated is a brilliant series of graphic novels, which retell some of the great literary masterpieces in comic strip form. 

We love this series as it helps young people see the classics not just as dry texts that have to be studied at school, but as the gripping stories that made them famous in the first place. 

The series tackles classics for every taste, whether you prefer horror (Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde), mysteries (Sherlock Holmes), science fiction (The War of the Worlds) or simply want to get better acquainted with essentials like Hamlet or Wuthering Heights

Check out the amazing illustrations in these spreads from one of our favourites Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.


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The books are also enhanced by notes, including theme discussions and study questions, as well as author biographies and timelines to provide historical context. 

These help children get the most of out of the story and are also a brilliant classroom resource.

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Discovering the classics can unlock a whole new world and these graphic novels are an ideal stepping stone to the world of literature. The graphic novel format is very engaging, particularly for emerging or reluctant readers, and comics for kids are gaining in popularity. Discover our favourite Graphic Novels over on our blog.

Our reviewers are clearly just as impressed as we are, check out some of their reviews for Treasure Island:

"A wonderful story introducing young readers to the classics."

"I have read abridged versions of this story to 8/9 year olds before, but they struggled to follow the plot and language - this is much more engaging and a great way to approach a classic text for primary school children, or older children who struggle a little with their reading."

"I loved the layout and really enjoyed it. It is a very good book and I will keep rereading it. This was great with lots of adventures and good pictures telling the story." (Reviewer, aged 9)

"I really liked this book because it wasn’t a normal book! It was a comic book which I think is a great way to read a classic book but with some great illustrations to look at too! I loved it and it got me thinking what if I were a pirate? I loved it!" (Reviewer, aged 12)

"I really enjoyed the fact that there were so many colourful illustrations. I will recommend it to my friends at school" (Reviewer, aged 10)

Read more reviews by clicking on the book below.



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Treasure Island

Stevenson's great tale of pirates and buried treasure. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in a colourful graphic novel, providing an excellent introduction for younger readers. Also includes theme discussions and study questions.

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Discover the full series here. 

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