The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Real Reads

Victor Hugo

"This story teaches you that people aren't always as good as they pretend to be.” Mysha, 11
Date Published :
March 2014
Publisher :
Real Reads
Contributor(s) :
Catty Flores, Tony Evans
Language:
English
Series :
French Classics
Illustration :
Full color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781906230692
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 7.75 X 5.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$6.95

Overview
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A frightful horde of men and women, armed with scythes, pikes, billhooks and rusty swords, advanced towards the massive front doors of Notre Dame Cathedral. For many years Quasimodo the bellringer has lived peacefully in the Cathedral of Notre Dame with his master, Archdeacon Claude Frollo. But the arrival of Esmeralda, the young and dazzlingly beautiful gypsy dancer, changes everything. Esmeralda has fallen in love with the brave and handsome Captain Phoebus. Will the Archdeacon be able to control his violent jealousy when Esmeralda rejects him? Esmeralda’s life is in danger, but Quasimodo will do anything to protect her. When the King’s soldiers clash with the thieves and beggars of Paris, can the innocent young dancer survive?

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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Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French author best remembered as the writer of "Les Misérables", and "Notre-Dame de Paris" (or "The Hunchback of Notre Dame").

CATTY FLORES grew up and was educated in Spain, and now works fulltime in London as an illustrator. Her clients include Mondadori, UNICEF, and Saatchi & Saatchi, but she most enjoys illustrating books, especially the Spanish and French classics.

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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