SmartReads Waverley (Enhanced)
Adapted from the Classic by Sir Walter Scott
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Sir Walter Scott's Waverley is often regarded as the first historical novel. Set during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, the narrative follows a young English soldier as he journeys into the Highlands and the heart of the rebellion. SmartReads Waverley is a delightfully animated and adapted classic for children, teenagers and adults with full-size colour video animations as well as sound effects and music. The story remains true to the brilliant original tale by Sir Walter Scott with language that is now modern and easy to understand. The story can be read in 15-20 minutes. Giglets SmartReads are sometimes famous and sometimes nearly forgotten classics that have been re-imagined and adapted for a modern audience. Although classic literature is brilliant, it so often lies tucked away behind many barriers. Modern readers struggle to find the time, stories that they’ll like, and even to understand language that was written many years and sometimes even hundreds of years ago. Giglets breaks down many of these barriers making these classic texts accessible to new audiences - children, teenagers and adults alike. Giglets publishes tales that are rich in content, yet reduced in length and complexity, and softened in language for young readers. Giglets aims to familiarise readers with the stories and characters that are interwoven with our modern culture. You can read a Giglets book in 15-20 minutes, and experience a great literary classic. Giglets books hold on to the highs, the action and the fun, the great characters and the best scenes from stories that have been loved for years. Giglets takes a well-known movie script-writing methodology and applies it to old original stories to create the Giglets version of classic literature. Moreover, each book is also illustrated to highlight key scenes from the narrative to increase the story’s appeal as well as to improve the reader's memory recall. Over time, we aim to add further enhancement such as animation for enjoyment and education. The Giglets mission is to educate and entertain with excellence. We hope to encourage reading, spread the knowledge of classic literature to a wide and modern audience, and play our part in improving literacy. And that's why these Giglets books are called SmartReads - they are a smart way to get smarter!
A small slice of Scottish history
I had to read the original 'Waverley' many many years ago for school and it almost bored me to death. How can an adventure and romance set during the Jacobite rebellion be so very dull? Well Walter Scott is extremely wordy and I imagine he would be one of those men who really loves the sound of his own voice. He took ten times as long as was really required to tell the story and so I'm delighted to see a shortened version. The story itself is enjoyable and interesting although the hero is not great. This version keeps the action, Bonnie Prince Charlie, the glimpse into the life of a Highlander and the sad story of the Jacobite rebellion but cuts out all of those really long chapters from the original that weren't actually saying anything. Try this one, you might enjoy it and it won't drive you to tears unlike the original.
This story is an eye opener!
Waverley train station in Edinburgh is named after the original book by Sir Walter Scott. I have passed many times through the station, but I never knew why it was called Waverley. Thanks to Giglets, now I know! A great action, war and love story, set in the time of the last Jacobites war in Scotland and England. Well done Giglets!
What an adventure!!
This 15 min read from Giglets is really quite unique! The illustrations are trully brilliant! Some of the best I have seen from Giglets so far. Furthermore, its great to get a clever but very enjoyable insight into Scottish History. This book was a real delight to read with the kids. I have read the original and found it a bit confusing and pretty boring overall. Giglets has once again transforrmed this piece of literature!
- Category: Classics
- Published: 14 August 2011
- Publisher: Giglets
- Print Length: 80 Pages
- Language: English