Synopses & Reviews
Great reads for all ages The world's greatest classic stories come to life in these expert retellings. Baker Street Readers give an enchanting taste of the original tales, quoting best-known lines and most memorable moments, all supported with wonderfully witty and sometimes scary illustrations.
An introductory "cast of characters" list and an appendix with points for further discovery assist readers of any age to explore these timeless stories from around the world.
Give your kids their first taster of the grown up world of classic literature
Cheat your way through the classics to keep up with your better-read friends
Refresh your knowledge painlessly before an exam
Children and adults alike will be charmed by these "miniature masterpieces".
What could be worse than falling in love with your enemy? Romeo, son of the Montagues, thinks he's in love until he meets Juliet, the daughter of the Capulets, and discovers what true love really feels like. But their two families are bitter rivals, and no one must know about their passion and secret marriage. When Romeo kills Juliet's cousin in a revenge-fuelled sword-fight, their dream of happiness seems doomed. Can the two families ever be reconciled so Romeo and Juliet can have a life together, or will their plans bring even more tragedy?
Baker Street Readers are retellings of literary classics in 64 pages, with illustrations. These books make classic stories available to intelligent young readers as a bridge to the full texts and to language students wanting access to other cultures.