It is six years since the disaster at Jurassic Park and the park is now closed, the island deserted and the dinosaurs destroyed. However, there are rumours that something has survived on another island. Could the nightmare be beginning again? "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce ...
It is six years since the disaster at Jurassic Park and the park is now closed, the island deserted and the dinosaurs destroyed. However, there are rumours that something has survived on another island. Could the nightmare be beginning again? "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.
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good sequel to jurrasic park I enjoyed this book a
I enjoyed this book alot. it wasn't as good as the first one but it was still a good book the characters were mostly different but still interesting and it was, yet again, way better than the movie.
Oct 11, 2007
"The Lost World" is nowhere near as wonderful as "Jurassic Park." Though mentioned in the book several beloved characters from the first story were not involved with this new story. Instead Malcolm, the mathematician, is the lead. Dr Alan Grant might as well be forgotten.
The book also seems more like a sequel to the movie rather than the book. Malcolm presumed dead from the first book is brought back as the lead in the second. Malcolm was not that great of a character, but he had been very popular in the movie. He was never a strong enough character to carry his own story.
The action is well done. There are some slow scenes. Luckily there are less science chapters in this book, focusing more on the adventure.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-08-21 One fact about this sequel to Jurassic Park stands out above all: it follows a book that, with spinoffs, including the movie, proved to be the most profitable literary venture ever. So where does the author of a near billion-dollar novel sit? Squarely on the shoulders of his own past workæand Arthur Conan Doyle's. Crichton has borrowed from Conan Doyle beforeæRising Sun was Holmes and Watson in Japanæbut never so brazenly. The title itself here, the same as that of Conan Doyle's yarn about an equatorial plateau rife with dinos, acknowledges the debt. More enervating are Crichton's self-borrowings: the plot line of this novel reads like an outtake from JP. Instead of bringing his dinos to a city, for instance, Crichton keeps them in the Costa Rican jungle, on an offshore island that was the secret breeding ground for the beasts. Only chaos theoretician Ian Malcolm, among the earlier principals, returns to explore this Lost World, six years after the events of JP; but once again, there's a dynamic paleontologist, a pretty female scientist and two cute kids, boy and girlæthe latter even saves the day through clever hacking, just as in JP. Despite stiff prose and brittle characters, Chrichton can still conjure unparalleled dino terror, although the wonder is gone and the attacks are predictable, the pacing perfunctory. But his heart now seems to be not so much in the storytelling as in pedagogy: from start to finish, the novel aims to illustrate Crichton's ideas about extinctionæbasically, that it occurs because of behavioral rather than environmental changesæand reads like a scientific fable, with pages of theory balancing the hectic action. As science writing, it's a lucid, provocative undertaking; but as an adventure and original entertainment, even though it will sell through the roof, it seems that Crichton has laid a big dinosaur egg. 2,000,000 first printing; BOMC and QPB main selection. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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