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Follow the life of Pip, a poor lonely orphan in Victorian England. Everything changes when he becomes friends with the wealthy Estella. But can Pip leave his past behind? Written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, this inspired retelling is written by Whitbread award-winning author Hilary McKay.
• Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts.
• Text type: A retelling of a story by a significant author
• Curriculum links: History; Citizenship