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DK Readers: Trojan Horse (Level 4: Proficient Readers)
     

DK Readers: Trojan Horse (Level 4: Proficient Readers)

by David Clement-Davies, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
 
Proficient Level 4 readers will be totally absorbed by these dramatic stories. The rich vocabulary and factual panels will set them on a lifelong path to reading for information. The highly successful Eyewitness Readers series combines DK's highly visual style with engaging, age-appropriate stories to help children learn to read. The four reading levels feature

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Proficient Level 4 readers will be totally absorbed by these dramatic stories. The rich vocabulary and factual panels will set them on a lifelong path to reading for information. The highly successful Eyewitness Readers series combines DK's highly visual style with engaging, age-appropriate stories to help children learn to read. The four reading levels feature stunning DK photographs, colorful illustrations, and text guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing his or her reading skills and general knowledge.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
This complex story, attributed to Homer, has been retold in a clear and understandable way. The introductory information about the Greek gods and the genesis of the story put it in context. Throughout the text there are insets with information about Greek life, arms, and armaments, the construction of the famed Trojan horse, and much more. Colorful illustrations and photographs appear on each page. The end of the text makes reference to continued adventures, which might encourage readers to obtain a copy of the Odyssey. A useful introductory reader and a book that also would be appropriate for adults learning English. "Eyewitness Readers" Level 4.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Clement-Davies retells the story of The Iliad from the quarrel over the golden apple to the fall of Troy. DK's trademark layout illustrates perfectly both the benefits and drawbacks of the technique. It allows for explanations that would be awkward to include within the text, but the narrative flow of this exciting adventure story is constantly interrupted. Colorful, dramatic drawings illustrate the tale. The sidebars consist of full-color photos, illustrations, and art reproductions. The writing is good, if not exceptional. The reading level and page design make the book suitable for reluctant readers. The Iliad (Kingfisher, 1997), retold by Ian Strachan, is better written and tells the story in more depth, but is intended for an older audience. The Trojan Horse (McElderry, 1992), retold and illustrated by Warwick Hutton, focuses on the fall of Troy, with the events leading up to the appearance of the horse only briefly described. This version fills a niche.-Lisa Smith, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789444752
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
DK Readers Level 4 Series
Edition description:
First American Edition
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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