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Real Reads
Read Reads are retellings of great literature, each story fitted into a 64 page book. the books make classic stories, dramas and histories available to young readers as a bridge to full texts, to language students wanting access to other cultures, and to teen readers who are unlikely to read the original versions.
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Easy-To-Read Classics

Real Classics

The world's greatest literature, from William Shakespeare to Charles Dickens and more, all made accessible through masterful retellings.

  • Real Reads bring great books to a wider pupil readership while honouring the context and structure of the original
  • Real Reads are very well illustrated with wonderful pictures, always historically accurate, enabling pupils to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of the story.
  • Real Reads embody cultural values and traditions from around the world, and foster cross-cultural understanding.
  • Each book has a section called 'Taking things further' which provides historical and human context, suggests links to useful resources, and asks the reader challenging and insightful questions relating to the story.
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