Heron Books - Hard to Find Words for Classic StoriesOne has a choice one can read the original stores and look up the words or one can read a rewritten dumbed downed edition to make it easier. If you would like to read or have your child or students read the original story as the author wrote it these glossaries make it easier by providing simple easy to understand definitions.
The definitions are all organized by chapters with an alphabetical word list in the back of the glossary. There is a list of references in the back of each glossary where one can verify the definitions and get additional information about the story.
There are separate glossaries for:
David Copperfield by Charles Dickerson
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
The Cay by Theodore Taylor
Betsy In Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Amos Fortune Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
From the Hard-to-Find Words Glossary for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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