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Real Reads

Real Reads are retellings of great literature from around the world, each fitted into a 64-page book. These lovely books make 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.

The worldís greatest literature, from William Shakespeare to F. Scott Fitzgerald, from Jane Austen to the Ramayana, all made accessible through masterful retellings. Each Real Read reflects the depth and power of the original story, and retains much of the authorís vocabulary, style and tone. For more information about the series, please visit www.realreads.co.uk


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Simon Peter (RRL18907)

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General comments on this item: Catching fish. Thatís what I was doing on the day that changed my life for ever.

Although Simon has no idea why Jesus is beckoning to him from the beach, he agrees to leave his nets and follow him.

A robust, enthusiastic fisherman, Simon makes more mistakes and asks more questions than the other disciples. Why then, he wonders, does Jesus call him Peter, which means Ďrockí?

When Jesus is arrested everybody except Simon Peter flees, but is he brave enough to stand by Jesus until the end? After Jesusís death, how will Simon Peter spread Jesusís teachings? Will he make the right decisions? Can he calm the rivalries developing among Jesusís followers?

Is he brave enough to die for his beliefs?

Retold by Alan Moore and Gill Tavner

Illustrated by Karen Donnelly

ISBN: 978-1-906230-26-5

 
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Mary Magdalene (RRL18908)

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General comments on this item: My darkness lifted, never to return. This man was truly the light of the world.

Maryís childhood in Magdala leaves her with emotional scars she fears will never heal Ė until she meets Jesus.

Recognising the importance of Jesusís work, she decides to do all that she can to support him, but what good can a woman do in a manís world?

Will Mary ever be accepted by Jesusís other disciples? What will she learn from the miracles she witnesses and from her many conversations with the Son of God? To Mary the message seems simple, so why canít others believe?

After witnessing Jesusís agonising death, Mary is the first to see the empty tomb, the first to see the risen Christ. What role can she play in spreading the news about Jesus after his death?

Retold by Alan Moore and Gill Tavner

Illustrated by Karen Donnelly

ISBN: 978-1-906230-27-2

 
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Judas Iscariot (RRL18909)

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General comments on this item: Unfortunately for me, nothing is ever simple.

Poor Judas Ė he just canít decide what to do with his life. Everybody expects him to follow in his fatherís footsteps, but he has too many doubts. Then one day he meets a man who changes everything.

With new hope and a new sense of purpose, Judas leaves his home and his family to follow Jesus. But for how long can Judas accept the simplicity of Jesusís work? How soon will his mind return to its former complex ways?

Tortured by increasing doubts, troubled by rivalry within the group, and sensing that time is running short, Judas feels compelled to take action. What will he do? How will he do it?

Why has this man, so anxious to do good, become one of the most notorious people in history?

Retold by Alan Moore and Gill Tavner

Illustrated by Karen Donnelly

ISBN: 978-1-906230-28-9

 
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Paul of Tarsus (RRL18910)

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General comments on this item: Who expects their life to change completely in one moment?

The foundations of Jewish law are under threat from the followers of a man called Jesus. These people have reached Damascus. They must be stopped. Saul, uncompromising and brutal, is the man for the job. But by the time Saul reaches Damascus he is blind and in shock. What could have happened to him on that journey?

How does a man react when his beliefs are turned upside down? Now calling himself Paul, can he convince his former enemies to trust him? Can he convince the world that Jesusís teachings are for everyone?

Through treacherous journeys, passionate preaching and long letters, Paul tries to tell the world what he believes, but will it make any difference?

Retold by Alan Moore and Gill Tavner

Illustrated by Karen Donnelly

ISBN: 978-1-906230-29-6

 
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Muhammad: The Life of the Prophet (RRL18911)

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General comments on this item: Can people learn the wisdom of thinking about others, and not just about themselves?

Muhammad is an honest trader living in Mecca. He is happily married to a wealthy merchant, and they have lovely children. Life should be wonderful. But for Muhammad it isnít enough. He begins to spend long periods of time alone, thinking deeply about life and his relationship with God.

One day when he is in the mountains Muhammad receives a message from God. He must share it with all those around him, knowing that it will completely change the way in which people understand their lives. But will anybody believe in his message? What if some people donít want to listen?

This is the story of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, the man who brought to the world the message of Islam, a religion that today has millions of followers around the globe.

Based on original sources

Retold by Ahmed Abo Knegar

Illustrated by Mohsen Abou El Azm

ISBN: 978-1-906230-62-3

 
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Siddhartha Gautama: The Life of the Buddha (RRL18912)

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General comments on this item: Can the path to the ultimate truth about human life be found by leaving behind wealth, comfort, family and security?

Born as the heir to an Indian kingdom, Prince Siddhartha knows only happiness, luxury and love. Fearing the prophecy that the child will one day abandon his princely life, Siddharthaís father builds him three palaces to provide everything he could ever desire. But the power of destiny cannot be held back by physical walls.

Leaving palace, wife and son behind, Siddhartha embarks on a new life that will ultimately lead him to the one thing that he is in search of Ė the solution to all human suffering. Now an enlightened Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama wanders the country, spreading the knowledge that he has discovered.

This is the story of the life and teachings of the Buddha, the all-knowing, whose influence still reverberates in every corner of the world.

Based on original sources

Retold by R.N. Pillai

Illustrated by Aniruddha Mukherjee

ISBN: 978-1-906230-61-6

 
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Reawakening Literature: Working with Classic Literature Retellings (RRL18913)

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General comments on this item: A Guide for Educators

The guide is divided into five sections

ē plot and structure

ē character

ē themes

ē language

ē context

Activities are designed to encourage engagement, strengthen comprehension, and to support the development of more complex skills such as inferential reading. For each activity there is an explanation of the activity with a worked example using one of the Real Reads texts, together with suggestions about how the activity can be extended for the more able.

Jane Campion has ten yearsí experience of teaching English Language and English Literature, and has been a lead teacher for English. She is a member of the English Association Secondary Education Committee, and is currently the editor of the associationís journal for secondary teachers, The Use of English.

Author: Jane Campion

ISBN: 978-1-906230-73-9

 
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