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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:22 pm 
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Hello folks,
I want to get some classic books for my DD to read. The originals are too hard... anyone know where i can find bridge versions online?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:40 pm 
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Hi there, I’ve just checked BBC Sounds and found an abridged version of ‘A Christmas Carol’. I know you wanted something for your DD to read but this is good too. And there may be others.

ETA: when I googled free abridged classics online, goodreads had a few too, but it sounded like it was still quite challenging.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:53 pm 
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food4thought wrote:
Hello folks,
I want to get some classic books for my DD to read. The originals are too hard... anyone know where i can find bridge versions online?


How old is your DD? We did Jane Eyre in year 6 at a primary school.in the town said at the time (verified or not, I have no idea :lol:) to have the lowest collective IQ in the country and we coped okay with it. I hated the wretched book, mind you, but nothing to do with not being able to understand it

I found this on the New Westminster Public Libraries website:
https://newwestminster.bibliocommons.com/v2/search?query=Classic+starts&searchType=series.


Obviously, you wouldn't be able to get a library ticket, as New Westminster is in Canada, but it can at least serve as a list of some of the books available.

Nearer to home, the LoveReading4kids website has quite a lot of abridged books.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:32 am 
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Thanks all,

This lockdown means I cant go to the local library, will probably suggest reading the classics, as they are free :-)


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 10:17 am 
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I found this message in my inbox today........... from someone call Piggy:


The correct term, as I previously explained, is 'ABRIDGED'. Do you find this difficult to understand? There is no such thing as a 'bridge' version.

Do you get it now?


Is this person real???

i thought i should post it here, in case this person is emailing other people with this weird attitude.


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 11:44 am 
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food4thought wrote:
I found this message in my inbox today........... from someone call Piggy:


The correct term, as I previously explained, is 'ABRIDGED'. Do you find this difficult to understand? There is no such thing as a 'bridge' version.

Do you get it now?


Is this person real???

i thought i should post it here, in case this person is emailing other people with this weird attitude.


Piggys is an English teacher. Slightly lacking in beating-around-the-bush-ery, perhaps, but she is correct - the term is 'abridged', not 'bridge'.

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 2:12 pm 
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that is fine, but there is no need to be rude and condescending in life.

imagine waking up on a nice sunny sunday, and having to read ..... [edited] from someone with a user name called piggy!


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 8:42 pm 
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Moderators are looking into this.

Food4thought, could you please go to your inbox and press the alert button next to the offending message? Image This will automatically send a copy to us.

On reflection, since you appear to have had more than a single message, could you please press the alert button for any other PMs received from this member?
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 6:37 am 
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Food4thought.

Have you thought about audiobooks of the classics?
Audible are providing free versions of many of them at the moment (children’s and some adult ones)

You could listen together and talk about the story too, to help comprehension.

Link -
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

If anyone is interested, they have them in different languages too.


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