The Phantom of the Opera (Classic Starts Series)

The Phantom of the Opera (Classic Starts Series)

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The Phantom of the Opera (Classic Starts Series) by Gaston Leroux, Troy Howell

The long-ago mysteries of the great opera house in Paris have never been explained. Why did so many terrible tragedies happen there? Why did everyone flee from it in fear? This gripping story about the “opera ghost” and the beautiful singer he loves launched one of the most popular musicals in Broadway history—and it serves up enough thrills, chills, and surprises to keep even the most reluctant reader fascinated.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402745805
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 02/05/2008
Series: Classic Starts Series
Edition description: Modern Retelling
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 168,517
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Gaston Leroux, French journalist and writer of suspense fiction, was born in Paris in 1868. His experiences as a crime reporter and war correspondent for a French newspaper gave him the background to create his popular novels. He was one of the originators of the detective story, and his young fictional detective, Joseph Rouletabile, was the forerunner of many reporter-detective characters in modern fiction. Two of Leroux’s best-known mysteries are The Perfume of the Lady in Black and The Mystery of the Yellow Room, which is considered one of the finest “locked room” mysteries ever written. A second series of suspense adventures featured an old rascal named Cheri-Bibi. But Leroux’s most enduring work is, of course, The Phantom of the Opera, which was first published in 1910. Leroux died in Nice, France, in 1927.

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The Phantom of the Opera (Classic Starts Series) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to see this on Brodway SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bad. I learned about the Phantom of the Oprea in my music class and I want to see it. It looks good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it wasnt a real page-turner. Other than that its great.
CheesyPrincess More than 1 year ago
The Phantom of the Opera, an engaging classic written by Gaston Leroux in the early 20th century is a tale full of mystery and drama all combined into a twisting maze that goes all directions. The Phantom of the Opera, introduces the sighting of a phantom, or opera ghost, by some of the people who work there. Recently, the opera theater's managers have retired, giving the job to the two new managers. The old managers warn the new ones of the opera ghost, and how to meet the ghost's demands. The new managers put it off as rubbish and declare they do not believe a word of it. There are other individuals in the story as well. There is Raoul who goes to see the opera at the theater with his older brother, Count Philippe. At the opera, Raoul spots one of the opera singers, Christine, as his childhood friend. Raoul tries to confront Christine, to make her remember that he played with her when they were young children, but Christine pretends she does not remember him. Disappointed, Raoul leaves Christine's room in the theater, but while walking away from her dressing room, he hears a voice talking to Christine. Raoul did not remember anybody else being in Christine's room, so he thinks it may be the opera ghost. This introduction starts a twisting tale that will keep you reading until it is thoroughly finished, for the ending is not what everyone expects. I think this is a good book for grade school kids. They are introduced to the world of classics through this gripping story, and they will love it as well. I think this book definetely deserves five stars for its gripping maze of a story. Praise to Gaston Leroux for that, and the people who edited this book. Hope you enjoy this five-star book as much as I did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though Christine chose Raoul in both the play and the musical, she still eventually would have loved Erik.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it is a good idea to make an abridged version of this classic tale. It is a perfect way to get young readers to learn about this story early so that they can learn about the musical, which they will love...............
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!
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I am 10 and my first time two ny was when i was eight and my very first broadway show was phantom i loved it even though i did not know what it was about so many times later we went but we never saw phantom so i was sad but just last febuary i saw it it was amazing !!!!! I loved it sooo much i got a t shirt with the mask on it it was awesomm e and oneday i will.be christine look me up on utube under saviah miller and u will.see me singing from 7 to 10 !!!!!! I love phantom and it has inspired me to sing and be confident so u should.really get the bbook i love it !!!!!!!!!
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jlOR More than 1 year ago
We are going to see this musical while in Paris. This was nice preparation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very wonderful book! Though I found it a little confusing, it was very very well done! Though the movie creates a much less disturbing image of the phantom than this cover...
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This book was purchased for my 8 year old son who says,"I like the phantom of the opera because the characters are interesting. It has just enough mystery and excitement".