Book Review, Young Adult

Animal Farm by George Orwell

There is no doubt that Animal Farm is a classic. It’s being studied in secondary schools around the country. My own daughter read it in Year 7 and loved the connections to politics and the Russian Revolution. It is fantastic that Barrington Stoke has released this brilliant story in a dyslexia-friendly, unabridged edition. With specially-designed font, increased spacing and tinted paper, it makes this important text much more accessible for all children. English teachers will really appreciate this book to support children of varying abilities.

In this story of control and rebellion, the animals of Manor Farm rise up against the cruel farmer. Their aim is to create a new community where all animals can be equal and happy. Led by a confident pig, their revolt doesn’t go as well as they hoped.

Other classics in this collection include Of Mice and Men, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and A Christmas Carol.

Thank you to Barrington Stoke for this great book which will be making its way to my daughter’s secondary school’s English department.

Click on the covers below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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