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Maison, Margaret

Works: 4 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 899 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor
Classifications: PR4567, 823.8
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Publications about Margaret Maison
Publications by Margaret Maison
Most widely held works by Margaret Maison
The Victorian vision : studies in the religious novel by Margaret Maison( Book )
7 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 libraries worldwide
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Books for Youth, Middle Readers: Gr. 5-7. Let's face it, there are dreary passages in Dickens and convoluted sentences that are impenetrable for young readers and that put them off a great story. This retelling works well: it gets rid of a lot of the padding while keeping the narrative tension of the original. Oliver's stark request, "Please, sir, I want some more," will thrill kids today as it always has, and the story of the street boy on the run, who lives with outlaws and then finds a safe home, is an archetypal adventure. The problem here is the illustrations. Dickens' novel is scary. Cruickshank's original pictures were true to the terror as well as the comic absurdity of the story, but Birmingham's large, soft pastel pictures are sunny and sweet and angelic, with no hint of darkness and grime. Yes, Dickens' story does end in sentimental togetherness, but the terror is always there. Fagin's crowd was never this cute. ((Reviewed Sept. 1, 1996)) -- Hazel Rochman
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )
15 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Een 10-jarige weesjongen ontvlucht zijn erbarmelijk bestaan en valt in Londen in handen van een boevenbende
The last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper( Book )
24 editions published between 1963 and 1981 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
English (50)
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