Dickens adaptations

Mister Creecher

Charles Dickens is one of the most famous authors of all time.

Here are some fun and accessible adaptations to introduce children and young people to the great writer.

  • Charles Dickens and Friends

    Author: Marcia Williams
    Publisher: Walker Books
    Interest age: 8+
    Reading age: 8+

    A selection of the works of one of the world's greatest writers, retold in accessible comic-strip style.

  • Oliver Twist

    Author: Charles Dickens Illustrator: Barry Ablett Adapted by Usborne
    Publisher: Usborne
    Interest age: 6+
    Reading age: 6+

    This classic is retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is just beginning to read

  • Mister Creecher

    Author: Chris Priestley
    Publisher: Bloomsbury
    Interest age: 12+
    Reading age: 11+

    Friendship, trust and betrayal combine to form a dangerous liaison in this moving and frightening new book from Chris Priestley

  • Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life

    Author: Mick Manning Illustrator: Brita Granstrom
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
    Interest age: 9+
    Reading age: 9+

    Celebrate the 2012 bi-centenary of Charles Dickens' life with this new, illustrated biography. Beginning with his birth it follows Dickens through his early years of hardship, career as a reporter and his family life, and then moves on to his success as a writer, his visits to America and Europe and his tours and talks. There are also lively graphic-novel st…

  • Oliver Twisted

    Author: J D Sharpe
    Publisher: Electric Monkey
    Interest age: 12+
    Reading age: 10+

    'Can I have some gore?' Oliver Twist is given a supernatural spin in this vivid reimagining of Dickens’ novel.

  • Dodger

    Author: Terry Pratchett
    Publisher: Doubleday
    Interest age: 14+
    Reading age: 14+

    Terry Pratchett once again proves himself a master storyteller in this tribute to one of Charles Dickens' best-known characters, the Artful Doger.

  • Search & Find: A Christmas Carol

    Author: Original story by Charles Dickens retold by Sarah Powell with an introduction by Cindy Sughrue Illustrator: Louise Pigott
    Publisher: Studio Press
    Interest age: 5-8
    Reading age: 6+

    This search and find book takes children through the different stages of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story with lots of things to look for; a lovely activity for Christmas Day, whether you're young or old.