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The Thirty-Nine Steps (Real Reads)
     

The Thirty-Nine Steps (Real Reads)

by John Buchan, Tony Evans (Retold by), Sarah Wimperis (Illustrator)
 

"It wouldn't be pleasant sharing my flat with a dead body, but there was nothing else I could do."

Richard Hannay is bored with life in London. Then he discovers a horrible crime, and finds himself in the middle of a clever and frightening plot. Can he find the proof he needs to save his country from disaster?

When Hannay hides out on the wild

Overview

"It wouldn't be pleasant sharing my flat with a dead body, but there was nothing else I could do."

Richard Hannay is bored with life in London. Then he discovers a horrible crime, and finds himself in the middle of a clever and frightening plot. Can he find the proof he needs to save his country from disaster?

When Hannay hides out on the wild Scottish moors, will he escape from the dangerous gang who want to silence him forever? Who can he trust on his journey?

Time is running out for Hannay and his friends. Will he be able to discover the secret of the thirty-nine steps before it is too late?

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906230678
Publisher:
Real Reads
Publication date:
03/15/2014
Series:
Real Reads Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875– 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and politician, who was Governor General of Canada from 1935 to 1940.

TONY EVANS started his career as a high school English teacher, and has a Masters Degree in Literary Research from Lancaster University. After working as a Deputy Headteacher in Bristol he became a school inspector and educational consultant, based in Leeds. He is now a full-time writer and lives with his wife in the Yorkshire Dales. Tony has a particular interest in Victorian literature and culture. His publications include a collection of detective stories set in late nineteenth century England, as well as co-authorship of a book on steam locomotives and several books in the Real Reads series of re-told classics.

SARAH WIMPERIS began painting at a very early age as a result of family influences and an inability to spell. She studied fine art at Falmouth School of Art, exhibited with the Portal Gallery, then travelled the world, including China, Russia, Israel and Norway, painting all the way. She returned to Cornwall, raised a lot of children, painted murals for a while, then became a professional illustrator. Since 2008 she has exhibited regularly at the Beside the Wave Gallery in Falmouth, which she now manages.

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