Gulliver's Travels (Edited Classic)

Jonathan Swift (Author)
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Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15

Sailing the world, Lemuel Gulliver makes startling discoveries:

A country where the natives are no taller than six inches; a land of giants; and a nation ruled by horses, where people serve as the beasts of burden. He braves storms, pirates, cannibals, and hungry rats the size of German shepherds. When Gulliver eventually returns home, he faces no less difficult a challenge. He realizes that, as a result of his travels, he no longer feels the same about ordinary human beings.

Townsend Library classics have been edited to make them more accessible to todays readers. But the books have not been abridged in the sense of shortening them by sacrificing story development, character richness, and the authors voice. In our experience, abridged books result from a simplistic removal of large chunks of material or a formulaic translation that robs a book of its distinctive flavor. By contrast, as we produce a Townsend Library title, we seek to edit the material carefully and respectfully in order to preserve the qualities that have made the book a classic.

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What will get in the way of a readers enjoyment of this wonderful story?

How can the story be made more readable while preserving the integrity of the original book?

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SKU 4340
ISBN 9781591940210
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 890L
Product Type Paperback Books
Primary Contributor Jonathan Swift
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
Publisher Townsend Press