Framed for a murder she did not commit and sentenced to hang, Esmerelda's only hope for survival is the bell-ringer, Quasimodo, and an unlikely ...Show synopsisFramed for a murder she did not commit and sentenced to hang, Esmerelda's only hope for survival is the bell-ringer, Quasimodo, and an unlikely friendship is formed. Vibrant full-colour artwork brings fresh animation to these classic tales. Speech bubbles containing text from the original novel work with the main text to emphasise and enhance the retelling. A running glossary at the foot of each page helps young readers with any challenging vocabulary without disrupting their reading experience. End matter provides information about the authors, the historical background to the period in which the author lived and a time line of world events that places the work in historical context. This work fits into Key Stage 2 English reading and supports Key Stage 3 English literary heritage. It also helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.Hide synopsis
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If one can read this long epic story it is well worth the effort. The characters are so rich and complex. Essmerelda especially. Her life is a soap opera. She is looking for her family and later reunite with her long lost mother. She gets married to a stranger to save his life, makes freinds with a hunchback, and stands trail for Pheobus' murder. It turns out Phoebus isn't really dead, but he does not want to admit that he was with a gypsy girl. Its all dramatic stuff.
Frollo is a great character too. He surivives the town scorn. He raises the orphaned hunchback as his own and becomes onsessed with the kind Essmerelda. Though a villian he is a sympathetic one.
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