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Baker Street Readers

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    The Baker Street Readers take some of the world’s most famous stories from literature and retell them in a fun and accessible way for a new generation.

    These books are perfect for readers, young or old, who think the classics are not for them. The lively and colourful, watercolour-style illustrations and the abridged stories help readers wave goodbye to their misconceptions about classic literature. Far from being dry and out of date, these stories have stood the test of time with their gripping plots, thrilling adventures and timeless love stories.
     
    The Baker Street readers retell the classic stories in just 64 pages, with colour illustrations throughout. The best-known quotes and moments from the books are all included, with the stories retold in simpler language.

    As well as the fantastic illustrations, we love the extra material in these books. There is a “cast of characters” list at the beginning of each books with brilliant (although sometimes scary!) illustrations of each character alongside a brief description. The books also have information on the historical background of each book, discussion points about the story and some great age-appropriate recommendations for further reading, both books and websites.

    The series is perfect for schools and home reading and will really ensure a good understanding of the stories which is a great place to build on for a love of the classics!

    These books are an ideal introduction to the works of authors like Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Shakespeare, not to mention exciting adventure stories like Robinson Crusoe and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. 

    They are a great support to the school curriculum but also show children and adults that the reason these stories have endured is their exciting plots and brilliant characters. 

    Find out more and see some sample spreads here.

    All the Baker Street Readers in order:

    Book 1: Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (2018)
    Book 2: A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (2018)
    Book 3: Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (2018)
    Book 4: Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne (2018)
    Book 5: The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (2018)
    Book 6: Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (2018)
    Book 7: Frankenstein – Mary Shelley (2018)
    Book 8: The War of the Worlds -H.G. Wells (2018)
    Book 9: Emma – Jane Austen (2018)
    Book 10: The Tempest – William Shakespeare (2018)
    Book 11: The Time Machine – H.G. Wells (2018)
    Book 12: Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare (2018)
    Book 13: Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (2018)
    Book 14: Dracula – Bram Stoker (2018)
    Book 15: Persuasion – Jane Austen (2018)
    Book 16: Macbeth  - William Shakespeare (2018)
    Book 17: Les Miserables – Victor Hugo (2018)
    Book 18: All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque (2018)
    Book 19: Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë (2019)
    Book 20: Mansfield Park – Jane Austen (2019)
    Book 21: The Hound of the Baskervilles  - Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle (2019)
    Book 22: Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe (2019)
    Book 23: Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen (2019)
    Book 24: David Copperfield  - Charles Dickens (2019)
    Book 25: A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (2019)
    Book 26: Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë (2019)
    Book 27: A Study in Scarlet – Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle (2019)
    Book 28: A Midsummer Night's Dream  - William Shakespeare (2019)
    Book 30: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde  - Robert Louis Stevenson (2019)
    Book 31: Bleak House -  Charles Dickens (2019)

    Book 1
    Book 1

    Oliver Twist

    In the dark, dangerous streets of Victorian London Oliver enters the world of people so poor and desperate that they wil... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    A Christmas Carol

    Miserable old miser Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas. Can somebody so selfish, so harsh and so horribly lonely ever chan... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Around the World in 80 Days

    Phileas Fogg bets GBP20,000 that he can go round the world in eighty days - a huge sum of money in 1872, worth more than... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    The Great Gatsby

    As the summer unfolds, Nick is drawn into Gatsby's world of luxury cars, speedboats and extravagant parties. But the mor... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Great Expectations

    Pride, humility, love, loyalty and shame compete for Pip's emotions. Will his quest to become a gentleman enable him to ... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Frankenstein

    Committed to the deadly pursuit of the monster he created, Victor Frankenstein tells his chilling story. It all began wi... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    The War of the Worlds

    But planet Earth was not only being watched - soon it would be invaded by monstrous creatures from Mars who strode about... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Emma

    Following her governess's marriage, wealthy, spoilt Emma Woodhouse seeks new company and new amusement. Ignoring the war... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    The Tempest

    A violent storm shipwrecks the King of Naples and his noblemen on what appears to be an uninhabited island. What the kin... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    The Time Machine

    The time traveller has invented a time machine. Its capabilities are beyond even his fertile imagination. Hundreds of th... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo, son of the Montagues, thinks he's in love until he meets Juliet, the daughter of the Capulets, and discovers what... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    Dracula

    As the guest and prisoner of the sinister Count Dracula, Jonathan is plunged into a terrifying world of ancient evil and... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Persuasion

    Eight years ago, Anne Elliot was persuaded that her family's honour was more important than her own happiness. She has s... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Sense and Sensibility

    Marianne seeks a man who shares her eager spirit; Elinor is in love with the polite, considerate Edward Ferrars. Their y... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    Les Miserables

    It seems that poor Cosette will never escape from the wicked Monsieur and Madame Thenardier. She is only eight years old... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    When Paul Buumer and his classmates join the army, nothing has prepared them for the death and destruction that they wit... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    Jane Eyre

    Jane's aunt and cousin detest her. Life at Lowood School is cruel and dangerous. What inner strength can the young Jane ... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Mansfield Park

    At the tender age of ten, Fanny Price moves from her poor family home to live with her wealthy cousins at Mansfield Park... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead, his face distorted with shock and horror, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are ... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Robinson Crusoe

    Defying his parents, Robinson Crusoe goes to sea. He is captured by pirates but escapes to Brazil. He makes a fortune us... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Northanger Abbey

    Catherine Morland has little experience of the world. When a neighbour takes her to visit the fashionable city of Bath, ... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    David Copperfield

    Can one lonely little boy show the strength and determination to survive the dangers that lie ahead? Travelling along th... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Sydney Carton is a lawyer who has wasted his abilities and his life. Now he has to make a difficult choice about what is... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    Wuthering Heights

    Nelly Dean has spent her life serving the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights. She has quite a tale to tell. She wants to t... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    A Study in Scarlet

    When Dr Watson agrees to share lodgings with Sherlock Holmes, he soon finds himself involved in a shocking and mysteriou... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Four young people are lost in the woods on midsummer's night. Will they find each other and true love, or will Puck's me... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    In London's respectable society, Jekyll's friends grow concerned. Why has Jekyll suddenly changed his will, and what is ... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    Bleak House

    Esther, at fourteen, has never known love. Determined to live well, earn some love and overcome the shadow of her birth,... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    The Sign of the Four

    When Miss Mary Morstan is invited to meet a secretive stranger, she asks Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to help her. Capt... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    The Old Curiosity Shop

    Little Nell Trent's childhood is over. Her grandfather's mind is failing, his dark secret makes him sad and distracted, ... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Twelfth Night

    Alone in a strange country where it isn't safe to be a single girl, Viola disguises herself as a boy called Cesario and ... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Hamlet

    One dark night, Hamlet sees a ghost. It is his dead father, who claims he was murdered by Claudius, the new king. But di... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Macbeth

    What he hears will change everything. Egged on by his wife, he decides to kill in order to gain the Scottish crown. How ... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    Pride and Prejudice

    Why does spirited, lively Elizabeth Bennet so rudely reject the proposal of the handsome, rich Mr Darcy? What could he p... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Literature for life... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    Animal Farm

    When the animals get rid of Mr Jones and take over the farm, they are excited by their new freedom. But can they run the... More

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