John Bunyan's A Pilgrim's Progress   -     By: John Bunyan
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John Bunyan's A Pilgrim's Progress

Penguin Putnam Inc. / 2005 / Hardcover

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John Bunyan's A Pilgrim's Progress is a quest story filled with drama, excitement, and adventure. On his journey of a lifetime to the City of Gold, a young man named Christian meets an extraordinary cast of characters, including the terrible giant, Despair, and the monster, Apollyon. Together with Hopeful, his steadfast companion, Christian survives snipers and mantraps, the Great Bog, Vanity Fair, Lucre Hill, and Castle Doubting. But will he find the courage to cross the final river to the City of Gold and his salvation?

This remarkable retelling of the classic novel, by the awarding-winning children's author Geraldine McCaughrean, bring Bunyan's story to life for a generation of young readers. McCaughrean neatly draws the drama out, gradually allowing the reader to conclude that Christian is not so different from latter day heroes after all. The engaging contemporary illustrations by Jason Cockcroft bring an added poignancy to the story of a youth with a mission in life. Included 56 black and white and 19 color illustrations. Recommended for ages 7 to 12.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 X 0.38 (inches)
ISBN: 1585676381
ISBN-13: 9781585676385
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 7-12

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John Bunyan's "A Pilgrim's Progress" is a quest story filled with drama, excitement, and adventure. On his journey of a lifetime to the City of Gold, a young man named Christian meets an extraordinary cast of characters, including the terrible giant, Despair, and the monster, Apollyon. Together with Hopeful, his steadfast companion, Christian survives snipers and mantraps, the Great Bog, Vanity Fair, Lucre Hill, and Castle Doubting. But will he find the courage to cross the final river to the City of Gold and his salvation?
This remarkable retelling of the classic novel, by the award-winning children's author Geraldine McCaughrean, brings Bunyan's story to life for a generation of young readers as McCaughrean neatly draws the drama out, gradually allowing the reader to conclude that Christian is not so different from latter day heroes after all. The engaging contemporary illustrations by Jason Cockcroft bring an added poignancy to the story of a youth with a mission in life. This volume is an ideal gift and a great introduction to the full work.
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