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The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.
This revised paperback edition updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
(Please note: This is written in a screenplay format and not a novelized format.)
A plane crashes on an uninhabited island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast.
In this, his first novel, William Golding gave the traditional adventure story an ironic, devastating twist. The boys' delicate sense of order fades, and their childish fears are transformed into something deeper and more primitive. Their games take on a horrible significance, and before long the well-behaved party of schoolboys has turned into a tribe of faceless, murderous savages.
First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is now recognized as a classic, one of the most celebrated of all modern novels.
The year is 1888. Mary Morstan visits Sherlock Holmes and presents him with a startling new case. On seeing an anonymous advert in the newspaper in 1882 asking for her address, Mary responded and then received, also anonymously, a valuable pearl through the post each year for six years. After the sixth pearl, a letter arrives asking for a meeting. Could these events relate to the disappearance of her father ten years ago, or to the death of her father's only friend, Major Sholto, in 1882? Holmes takes up Mary's case and uncovers theft, corruption and death whilst interpreting the mysterious note 'The Sign of Four'. This Oxford Essential Texts edition of Conan Doyle's classic mystery comes with accessible and informative notes.
Dr Jekyll is obsessed by the idea of the soul's dual nature; he believes the good and evil side of a person are distinct and can be separated, and he seeks to prove this, despite the derision of his contemporaries. Unpleasant Mr Hyde appears to be the perpetrator of a number of horrific and violent crimes, but when pursued by the police he is seemingly impossible to trace. And Dr Jekyll appears to be his unlikely ally. When Gabriel Utterson, lawyer, and concerned friend of Jekyll, takes it upon himself to investigate the strange happenings, he finds the truth to be far more sinister than anyone could have imagined... This Essential Student Texts edition of Stevenson's thrilling tale includes accessible and informative study notes.
In this, the first of Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Dr Watson and Holmes embark on their first case together. A man is found murdered, with no apparent physical wounds and a terrible grimace fixed on his face. The police are mystified, but using his astonishing skills of deduction and logic, the famous detective uncovers a story of deceit, love, revenge and murder that spans years and stretches across continents. From the body found in an abandoned house, Watson and Holmes chase the clues across London and beyond to reach a gripping conclusion, meanwhile cementing their partnership as the most famous detective duo in literature.
Orwell's classic tale tells of the animals of Manor Farm and their uprising against their brutal human master, Mr Jones. They dream of a life of freedom and equality, where all animals work for the good of each other in the newly formed, utopian, Animal Farm. However, their dream is short-lived as some of the inhabitants become swiftly corrupted by their new found power. Most of the animals don't realise that one form of tyranny has replaced another until it is too late. This Essential Student Texts edition of Orwell's modern classic comes with accessible and informative notes.
This study work guide has been compiled to help learners understand and grasp all aspects of the novel and use of language in Finders Keepers, the prescribed novel for Grade 10 English First Additional Language. This study work guide has been compiled to the requirements of CAPS and all important aspects relating to the novel have been covered – in accessible language. The story is about Lufuno leaving Jozi to start a new life in Cape Town. She is bullied at school because of her Venda heritage. She develops a friendship with a Xhosa chief's son.
This study work guide forms part of a series. It is not only a guide in which the novel is discussed, but also a workbook in which learners can make notes. This provides revision for exams and tests. This study work guide supplements the prescribed text Finders Keepers.
The answers to all questions are available on www.bestbooks.co.za.
Landscapes of short stories is a reader-friendly anthology of 17 short stories chosen for the Grade 10 learner doing English as a Second Additional Language, and based on the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement. Many of the stories are from Africa, including South Africa, with others from around the world illustrating a rich storytelling heritage. Stories are divided according to theme: personal, humour, nature and science, crime, social issues, money matters, and politics and peace, and cover the vast metaphorical landscape of what it is to be human.
"Playground dynamics become testy as a willful child attempts to
exclude everyone else in this simple, humorous lesson in human
relations. . . . Deft and funny." --THE HORN BOOK
It's the day before her older sister's birthday, and five-year-old Lori is determined to find her own gift to give. This year, Lori decides, she doesn't want to sign her name to everyone else's present. But it's not easy shopping for the perfect gift. Even though Lori knows what she would want, none of the wonderful things she sees at the Mercado seem quite right. Little does Lori know that the best, most perfect gifts sometimes come to us when we least expect them.
In this warm-hearted tale about the joys of giving and receiving, Loretta Lopez celebrates family love and togetherness through her affectionate prose and fun, colorful illustrations.
Mxolisi Ezekiel Ngxekana - otherwise known as Zeke - is a young manfrom Pondoland, a rural area in South Africa, who goes to work in the gold mines for the first time. This cartoon story tells how he joins a union and discovers the bosses' involvement with evil drug dealers.;This is Zeke's first adventure, but be sure there will be many more, because Zeke has curiosity and courage.
"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny."
--"Booklist," starred review A bizarre chain of events begins when
sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W.
Westing's will. And though no one knows why the eccentric,
game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger--and a
possible murderer--to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure:
Sam Westing may be dead...but that won't stop him from playing one
An ageing preacher, Reverend Kumalo, travels from a remote village to the metropolis of Johannesburg, to find his sister and his son. There, his world collapses as he slowly pieces together what has happened. However, there is hope even in despair - and the reverend understands what he must do to rebuild his family and community. This classic South African novel takes the reader on a journey into the past and into the lives of ordinary people who answered fear, anger and hopelessness with love, compassion and respect. It asks questions, suggests solutions and highlights issues that are relevant to all South Africans today. First published in 1948, it has sold over 15 million copies, and in 1960 the author, Alan Paton was awarded the Freedom Award for his role in countering the apartheid regime. This educational edition includes notes and activities, including exam preparation. This eBook is a digital version of the printed, CAPS-approved book. Benefits of the ePUB format include:? The ability to view on a desktop computer, notebook or tablet.; As learners adjust fonts, rotate and flip pages, content reflows to fit the device's screen giving the user a more flexible experience; and Learners can take notes, highlight and bookmark, and access video and audio for visual learning.
Inspired by the power of nature and excelling at science, the young student Victor Frankenstein learns how to create life. However he is so horrified at his resulting creation, with it's own mind, thoughts and desires, that he rejects it. The Monster seeks revenge through terror and murder leaving Frankenstein, the man who challenged nature and sought after power, haunted by his actions. The infamous story of Frankenstein and his monster is a powerful, disturbing and cautionary tale, as relevant now as when it was written. This Essential Student Texts edition of Shelley's classic comes with accessible and informative notes.
This classic edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is perfect for all ages: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context and a glossary explaining key terms. Fantastic value for Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes book Easy to read font in an accessible format Also available in Collins Classroom Classics The Sign of Four A new introduction provides context Bespoke glossary explains key terms
This edition of Midsummer Night's Dream is especially designed for
students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory
illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but
accessible scholarly credentials. This edition includes
illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including
websites) and classroom notes, allowing students to master
Full punctuation - Now with full punctuation including speech marks, to be found right through from White to Blue levels. Offers a series of simple stories with phonic reinforcement which is consistently strong. A high degreee of phonic reinforcement in the earliest stages. Supports phonic teaching as specified in the National Literacy Strategy. Clear phonic support.
Doris Lessing's contemporary gothic horror story--centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human--probes society's unwillingness to recognize its own brutality.Harriet and David Lovatt, parents of four children, have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late 1960s England. While around them crime and unrest surge, the Lovatts are certain that their old-fashioned contentment can protect them from the world outside--until the birth of their fifth baby. Gruesomely goblin-like in appearance, insatiably hungry, abnormally strong and violent, Ben has nothing innocent or infant-like about him. As he grows older and more terrifying, Harriet finds she cannot love him, David cannot bring himself to touch him, and their four older children are afraid of him. Understanding that he will never be accepted anywhere, Harriet and David are torn between their instincts as parents and their shocked reaction to this fierce and unlovable child whose existence shatters their belief in a benign world.
An engaging classroom playscript. Ebenezer Scrooge is a grumbling, cold-hearted, shrivelled old miser who deplores the warmth and merriment of Christmas. One freezing, candlelit Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the chain-bound ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who seeks to warn him of the error of his ways. Over the course of the night, a series of spirits arrive, but can they teach Scrooge the true meaning of Christmas before it's too late?
This edition of Hamlet offers a uniquely interactive approach to one of Shakespeare's most performed plays. William Shakespeare did not intend that his plays be read as texts only - they were meant to be acted, seen and heard. This exciting edition of Hamlet offers a wealth of supporting material to encourage understanding and appreciation of this remarkable play as well as meet all the requirements of the CAPS and preparation for the Grade 12 examination. The features of this edition include: A detailed introduction to prepare learners for studying the key literature features and characteristics of the play.; A short biography of Shakespeare.; Background information about the context of the play.; A summary of each Act.; A complete and authoritative text of the play.; An attractive double-page spread layout, which includes notes and activities that: Assist with pre-reading and during reading.; Explain difficult language.; Provide useful background information.; Explore characters, themes, words and images; and stimulate thoughts on how to stage the play.; Pre-reading questions before each Act.; Questions and activities at the end of each Act to consolidate understanding and for revision.; Exam preparation, including sample contextual and essay questions, and guidance for answering both types of questions as well as suggested answers.; A list of references; and A detailed glossary of terms for literature study and drama. This edition is fully illustrated with drawings and story-boards for each Act as well as photographs to support and extend the understanding and enjoyment of Hamlet. This e?Book is a digital version of the printed, CAPS-approved ?book. Benefits of the ePUB format? include:? The ability to view on ?a ?desktop computer, notebook or tablet.; As learners adjust fonts, rotate and flip pages, content reflows to fit the device's screen giving the user a more flexible experience; and Learners can take notes, highlight and bookmark, and access video and audio for visual learning.
Have you seen the New Windmills Language File ? It provides imaginative photocopiable activities to help you teach writing, grammar and punctuation using A Christmas Carol and other popular New Windmills.
This series contains poetry and prose anthologies composed of writers from across the English-speaking world. Stories of Ourselves Volume 2 is a set text for Cambridge IGCSE (R), O Level and International AS & A Level Literature in English courses. The anthology contains short stories written in English by authors from many different countries and cultures, including Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Christina Rossetti, Janet Frame, Jhumpa Lahiri, Romesh Gunesekera, Segun Afolabi, Margaret Atwood and many others. Classic writers appear alongside new voices from around the world in a stimulating collection with broad appeal.
For the ultimate Grade 9-1 GCSE English Literature exam preparation, look no further than this brilliant CGP Workbook for George Orwell's novel Animal Farm. It's packed with questions on the plot, characters, context, themes and the writer's techniques - with answers at the back. We've also included a section of exercises to help students practise the skills they'll need for the exam, exam-style questions and there's even a cartoon that summarises the whole plot. This Workbook is matched to CGP's Animal Farm Text Guide (9781847626677).
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