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The hunchback of Notre-Dame /

by McFadden, Deanna; Corvino, Lucy [ill.]; Hugo, Victor.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Classic starts. Publisher: New York : Sterling, c2008Description: 149 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781402745751; 1402745753.Subject(s): Notre-Dame de Paris (Cathedral) -- Fiction | People with disabilities -- Fiction | Historical fiction | France -- History -- Medieval period, 987-1515 -- Juvenile fiction | Paris (France) -- Fiction | Chapter booksOnline resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description Summary: An abridged retelling of the tale, set in medieval Paris, of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and his struggles to save the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmaralda from being unjustly executed.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Set in a richly rendered 15th century Paris, Victor Hugo's powerful drama focuses on a beautiful gypsy girl named Esmeralda, the two men (including an obsessed and manipulative priest) who love her, and the pitiful hunchback Quasimodo who tries to save her. With this simplified yet spellbinding version, kids can enjoy all the excitement of Hugo's masterful story.

An abridged retelling of the tale, set in medieval Paris, of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and his struggles to save the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmaralda from being unjustly executed.

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Horn Book Review

These adaptations straightforwardly delineate plot points but sacrifice atmosphere, language, and uniqueness. The resulting retellings are stiff and, in the case of already child-friendly fare like Pinocchio, somewhat superfluous. Spot illustrations are more page-filler than enhancement. Discussion questions and an afterword are appended to each story. [Review includes these Classic Starts titles: The Jungle Book, Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, The Last of the Mohicans, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, Arabian Nights, and Pinocchio.] (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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