Anna Karenina (Easy Classics) - The Easy Classics Epic Collection (Paperback)
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Anna Karenina (Easy Classics) - The Easy Classics Epic Collection (Paperback)

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Paperback 120 Pages / Published: 08/07/2021
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An adapted and illustrated edition of the Russian classic, at an easy-to-read level for all ages!

Anna Karenina appears to have the perfect life. Young and beautiful, she lives in a fashionable house in Moscow with her respected husband and their young son. But Anna is deeply unhappy. Her older husband bores her, and she misses the lively city she grew up in. Then Count Vronsky, a dashing young officer, invites her to dance at a ball.

Will Anna protect the comfortable life she has, or risk it all for forbidden love?

About The Easy Classics Epic Collection:
From the dazzling ballrooms of St. Petersburg to the blazing war-torn streets of Moscow, children can now experience the famous, epic Russian stories. Suitably adapted and illustrated for children aged 7+.

Publisher: Sweet Cherry Publishing
ISBN: 9781782267829
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 110 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

I loved this adaptation and illustration. Maybe it was set for small kids, but I really enjoyed it as an adult. I have always wanted to read Anna Karenina but was so afraid to commit to it due to its length. I am so happy I read this adaptation.

-- Prasanthi., Pathiyilprasanthi

Easy and fast to read, and I really applaud the attempt at getting Russian literature, and classics in general, into children's hands.

-- Cassie., @TheBookSandwich

A super easy to read and illustrated adaption of the Russian Classic Anna Karenina! This was a short and sweet version that captured some of the main events and points of the original story. It's a great read for anyone looking for a simplified version and even has gorgeous artwork in it!

-- Ashley D., Reviewer

This was a lovely adaptation of Anna Karenina. The illustrations are beautifully done. I thought the story is accessible to any reader, young and old.
A great intro into Anna Karenina was very informative and left out the right bits for a young reader.

-- Sadie C., Bookseller

Adapted Anna Karenina as an easy-to-read, children's book. It has some illustrations in it that are pretty! It is super easy to read and a quick one to read as well. Loved being able to read a classic in a shorter book (only 120) pages.

-- Delilah J., Reviewer

The classic tale of Anna Karenina is adapted for younger audiences by Gemma Barder captures all the drama and emotions of Tolstoy's original masterpiece. This adaptation is a condensed version made for middle-grade readers with attractive cartoon-like illustrations. You are transported back in time to Russia and all of its social etiquette and gossip. I enjoy this version of the book better than the original because it isn't as lengthy as the characters can be very numerous and complex. I had been very curious as to how they would portray the ending, since it was adapted for a younger audience and was pleasantly surprised at how tastefully they did it, maintaining all the emotion and tear-jerks of the original. I highly recommend this book for not just younger readers, but people who enjoy the classics that might not want to read such a lengthy novel.

-- Bridget B., Reviewer

This part of a really super series for younger readers; it covers several of the great Russian classics and brings them alive to a very young audience. Even as an adult I appreciated the broad story framework that will enable me to try the full version again... The illustrations bring the story to life and provide a setting for the action, helping make the story accessible to less able readers.

-- Margaret P., Librarian

The children adaptation of the classic "Anna Karenina" was very well made: easy to understand, and with absolutely gorgeous illustrations!...There were quite a few characters but it was still fine to keep track of them, especially since they are explained in the first few pages.
Overall, a good book that I enjoyed reading!

-- Camille L., Reviewer

Anna Karenina is part of the publishers new 'The Russian Classics Collection for Children'. As such it has been suitably adapted for readers aged 7 and older. I found the illustrations by Helen Panayi adorable. I had been a little concerned about how Anna's end would be covered given the intended age of its readers. Still, as with other adaptations for children, it was approached sensitively in terms of the cause of her death.

I am in complete favour of introducing young readers to the Russian classics, which can appear formidable even to adults.

I certainly feel that this book (and series) will be of interest to parents, educators, and librarians as well as to older readers, who might wish an easy introduction to this classic novel.

-- Vivienne O., Reviewer

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