A Tale of Two Cities based on the novel by Charles Dickens

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…….’

A brilliant book with an excellent storyline.

‘The rich feasted in palaces while the poor scrabbled like rats for food in the gutter.’

The characters are really interesting because it is difficult to understand who is good and who is bad apart from the heroes!

This is a mixture of fact and fiction and also short, but very entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone who would enjoy a simplified version of a Charles Dickens novel. I also think that people, like me, who are interested in the French Revolution would love it!
Jude (Aged 8)

4 Comments on “A Tale of Two Cities based on the novel by Charles Dickens

  1. I agree Jude this is a great book — I had to read it for my english GCSE exam many years ago! It was also made into an excellent film. Have you read Oliver Twist, also by Charles Dickens?
    I am about to start reading a book about Charles Dickens’ life — I hope it is as good as A Tale of Two Cities, I will let you know how it is when I have finished it.

    Keep up your great reading and come and see me for a Zero sticker in Ash class.
    I can’t wait to hear what you read next — there are lots of new books coming to the library so make sure you check them out too.
    Mrs Peterson

  2. I have not read Oliver Twist but I will try it if there is a simplified version! I saw some new books in the library and thought they were great.
    I got Just William out today and can’t wait to start reading!
    Jude T

    • Let me know how you enjoy Just William – the whole series of the books about him are so funny. If you like listening to books on DVD there is an excellent Just William set which my children loved listening to.
      Mrs Peterson

  3. Hi Jude,

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed reading A Tale Of Two Cities. Your review is great (I love that you started with such a fantastic quote) You have given a fabulous flavour of the book and I’m sure some other Centurions will now be tempted to pick it off the library shelves.

    Enjoy Just William! These are brilliant books – he’s the original Horrid Henry!

    Happy reading!


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