Reseña del editor
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. —Charles W. Eliot The Madhubun Reading Club series offers children an opportunity to enjoy reading stories that form a part of the classics of English literature crafted by great writers. The importance of reading can be gauged by its inclusion as either part of the curriculum or as a co-curricular activity in schools and Boards across the country. One of the main objectives of encouraging children to read, apart from language acquisition/development, is to help them grow into free-thinking, confident individuals capable of facing challenges in life and making the right decisions. Salient Features • Selection of stories and writers conform to those recommended by various Boards and schools • Books have been adapted and abridged from authentic texts to make them suitable for various age groups • Careful grading of language and vocabulary make for simple, easy reading • Colourful, vibrant illustrations bring the stories alive in the reader’s mind • Comprehension exercises at the end of each book are designed to make it a pleasurable activity, and can be easily used for grading by the teacher • An element of interest by way of extra information/web links on the movie and theatre adaptations of the books have been provided wherever appropriate, for further exploration. Happy reading!
Biografía del autor
James Hilton, was born on September 9, 1900 in Leigh, Lancashire. His father John moved with the family to London where James attended various schools and edited and contributed to the school magazine. As an undergraduate he wrote his first novel, Catherine Herself in 1920. After leaving university in 1921, he worked with a Dublin newspaper. During this period the financial independence helped him to produce several more novels. In 1933, he wrote Lost Horizon. The book was awarded the Hawthornden Prize. The mythical paradise of Shangri-La in the book became a household word. Many of his books became worldwide hit movies. In 1933, he also wrote Goodbye Mr Chips an endearing story about an English school teacher as a tribute to his own father, who was the headmaster of a school. ‘Warming to the heart and nourishing to the spirit...The most profoundly moving story that has passed this way.’ So wrote the critic Alexander Wollcott when the book was published in America. And so it continues to be...