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A beautifully illustrated retelling of Victor Hugo's masterpiece.

Marcia Williams retells one of the greatest novels of all time in her trademark accessible, highly illustrated style. A wonderful introduction to Victor Hugo's epic tale of injustice, love and heroism in 19th century France. The story follows Jean Valjean, an ex-convict, as he tries to put his criminal past behind him. Will he manage to escape from the ruthless Police Inspector Javert, who is determined to see him behind bars again? Can he build a life with Cosette, an orphaned girl he has rescued from poverty and neglect? When Cosette grows up and falls in love with the handsome Marius Pontmercy, will Jean Valjean let Cosette go? Or will the revolution that is sweeping through the streets of Paris tear all their lives apart?

Les misrables - Marcia Williams

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Title
Les misrables
Author
Marcia Williams
format
Hardback
Publisher
Walker Books and Subsidiaries
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20141106

A beautifully illustrated retelling of Victor Hugo's masterpiece.

Marcia Williams retells one of the greatest novels of all time in her trademark accessible, highly illustrated style. A wonderful introduction to Victor Hugo's epic tale of injustice, love and heroism in 19th century France. The story follows Jean Valjean, an ex-convict, as he tries to put his criminal past behind him. Will he manage to escape from the ruthless Police Inspector Javert, who is determined to see him behind bars again? Can he build a life with Cosette, an orphaned girl he has rescued from poverty and neglect? When Cosette grows up and falls in love with the handsome Marius Pontmercy, will Jean Valjean let Cosette go? Or will the revolution that is sweeping through the streets of Paris tear all their lives apart?

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A reteller of classic stories - from Noah's Ark and Don Quixote to several of Shakespeare's plays - all illustrated in her distinctive cartoon-strip style.

A beautifully illustrated retelling of Victor Hugo's masterpiece
Bookseller Children's Guide - Fiona Noble

Accessible to children. . .
beautifully illustrated, it will no doubt turn up in many Christmas stockings in a few months' time.
The Bookseller - Marilyn Brocklehurst

With its easy-to-understand narrative and complemented by illustrations that give life and vigour into an unforgettable story, there could be no better way to instil a love of the classics into young children.
Lancashire Evening Post

Line up Williams' comic-strip adaptations and you will have a fine bookcase full of history and passion.
Les Miserables is the perfect addition to the collection; Jean Valjean's life is beautifully brought to life.
A perfect gift for bookworms.
The Bookseller - Vanessa Lewis

Williams shows she can adapt and can portray a complex story in her clever crafted images.
The Book Bag

Retold and illustrated by Marcia Williams for young readers in her signature comic book style
Primary Times

Wonderful introduction . . . stunning detailed illustration
Woman's Way

Type
BOOK
Edition
Hardback original
Keyword Index
France - History - 19th century - Juvenile fiction.|France - History - July Revolution, 1830 - Juvenile fiction.|Children's stories.
Country of Publication
England

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