The Moonstone

Wilkie Collins

"I felt very sorry for Franklin when he was so misunderstood by Rachel. Thank goodness Sergeant Cuff could work out what had happened.”--Ian, 12
Date Published :
May 2014
Publisher :
Real Reads
Contributor(s) :
Felix Bennett, Tony Evans
Language:
English
Series :
Mystery and Imagination
Illustration :
Full color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781906230517
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 7.75 X 5.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$7.95

Overview
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Rachel opened the box and lifted out the diamond. She held it up in a ray of sunlight that poured through the window, and cried out in amazement. When Rachel Verinder inherits the Moonstone from her uncle on her eighteenth birthday, the wonderful jewel is intended to make her rich and happy. So why is her mother so worried about this valuable gift? Rachel seems very fond of her cousin, Franklin Blake. When trouble strikes, why does she refuse his help? What has he done to offend her? Can Sergeant Cuff, the famous detective, solve the dangerous mystery of the Moonstone before it is too late?

Real Reads are accessible texts designed to support the literacy development of primary and lower secondary age children while introducing them to the riches of our international literary heritage. Each book is a retelling of a work of great literature from one of the world’s greatest cultures, fitted into a 64-page book, making classic stories, dramas and histories available to intelligent young readers as a bridge to the full texts, to language students wanting access to other cultures, and to adult readers who are unlikely ever to read the original versions.

About The Author
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WILKIE COLLINS (1824–1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories.

FELIX BENNETT grew up in Bradford in northern England, and cut short a math and astronomy degree at University College, London, in order to spend more time as an illustrator. He trained at Bradford, then at the Camberwell School of Art. He now lives and works in London.

TONY EVANS started his career as a high school English teacher, and has a Masters Degree in Literary Research from Lancaster University. After working as a Deputy Headteacher in Bristol he became a school inspector and educational consultant, based in Leeds. He is now a full-time writer and lives with his wife in the Yorkshire Dales. Tony has a particular interest in Victorian literature and culture. His publications include a collection of detective stories set in late nineteenth century England, as well as co-authorship of a book on steam locomotives and several books in the Real Reads series of re-told classics.

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