Wilding, Valerie "Top Ten Dickens Stories" - 2000
This book is part of the Scholastics "Top Ten" book series. It's meant for children and written in a funny, comical way. But it is also interesting for adults, whether you've read Dickens and love him like me, or not.
The author doesn't just describe Charles Dickens' novels, she also explains life in London during his time.
Lovely little collection.
From the back cover:
"What was top of the page in Victorian Times?
Want to know which Dickens stories had the number one slot since the 19th century? It could be …
Great Expectations - Take a peep in Pip's diary and expect tales of escaped convicts and romance gone horribly wrong!
A Tale of Two Cities - The French are revolting and anyone could end up on the gory guillotine. Can our heroes and heroines keep their heads?
Oliver Twist - Starved orphan kidnapped by bad Bill Sikes!
Joint he manhunt with the Crimes R Us TV crew.
WITH top ten fact sections, including crime, punishment, nasty nightmare schools, and kids up chimneys.
Dickens stories as you've never seen them before."