- 6,99 €
A step 2 Reading and Training graded reader, retold by Gina D.B. Clemen. Join Alice as she follows the white rabbit into the amazing world of Wonderland! Watch Alice change size, talk to the smiling Cheshire cat, play a game of croquet with the Queen of Hearts and enjoy the never-ending adventures in the land of dreams! This reader uses the "Expansive Reading"approach, where the text becomes a springboard to improve language skills and to explore historical background, cultural connections and other topics suggested by the text. As well as the story, this reader contains:
• A wide range of interactive activities practising the four skills
• Dossiers: A great invention: photography; Oxford; Victorian sports
• PET-style interactive activities and Trinity-style interactive activities (Grade 4)
• A full recording of the text
What the publisher calls the ``ultimate'' edition is in reality simply another look at Carroll's story in a beautifully produced volume--with an unusual twist. Edens has compiled various illustrations to the text that were made between 1865 and 1933. He presents the work of more than 25 artists, including John Tenniel, Arthur Rackham, Peter Newell, Willy Pogany, Gertrude Kay and Margaret Tarrant. But the result is a disjointed book that is disorienting to read. Illustrations by different artists, in color and black-and-white, are juxtaposed more to the text than to each other, and their varying styles create an effect that is more chaotic than instructional. Artistic comparisons would have been facilitated by captioning the illustrations with the date and artist's name, but unfortunately these details are provided only as a listing at the end of the book. To Eden's credit, many of the illustrations have been long out of print and are a joy to behold. The book appears to be more of a commercial exercise than a new look at Alice. All ages.