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The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading. -- Over 100 illustrations in each book


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The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading. -- Over 100 illustrations in each book

30 review for Ivanhoe (Great Illustrated Classics)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    This was a good, quick read for an abridged story...now I want to read the 500-page unabridged book. :)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Britton Hayden

    Never read this classic story. I didn't know it was basically the first ever novel that became a smash hit. Simple read, not complex storyline, but a good old good guys and bad guys story. I enjoyed it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rasmussen C. 7

    “Ivanhoe” an amazing book written by Sir Walter Scott is an amazing book about a guy named Ivanhoe who everyone thought was dead. Ivanhoe was one of the most toughest, and bravest knights in all of the land. There is a lot of commotion going on in the land like wars and lots of people arguing. There is a lot of dramatic things that happen including people dying and romance. Ivanhoe is disowned from his kingdom and its up to him to make all of the chaos and craziness go away, and finally bring pe “Ivanhoe” an amazing book written by Sir Walter Scott is an amazing book about a guy named Ivanhoe who everyone thought was dead. Ivanhoe was one of the most toughest, and bravest knights in all of the land. There is a lot of commotion going on in the land like wars and lots of people arguing. There is a lot of dramatic things that happen including people dying and romance. Ivanhoe is disowned from his kingdom and its up to him to make all of the chaos and craziness go away, and finally bring peace back to all of the land. I thought this book was ok. It wasn’t one of my favorites from the Great Illustrated Classics series but it was still good. Middle aged times with knights, castles, and dragon things, isn’t one of my favorite genres, and that's what this book was all about. I thought that there was also quite a lot of characters in the book to remember so it was a little crazy. I really liked the plot of the book though. Kinda an outcast from the world not really respected but for his great swordsman trying to stop the evil. It was one of the most intense books from the series though which was something that I liked. I think that the theme of this book is that there is always hope. I think this because there was so much craziness and everything was starting to fall apart metaphorically speaking and none of the kingdoms trusted each other. So many people thought that there was no hope of restoring the land. That was all until Ivanhoe came to the rescue, and everything started to get a lot better.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Darwin Fackrell

    The book Ivanhoe by Malvin G. Vogel originally by Walter Scott is about Normans and the saxons during the time of the crusades. They go to battle ring Where they have a little competition, they do all the battling, the battling ended and they found out that the winner of the the event was no other than sir Ivanhoe himself. The evil king Bios-Guilbert and the knight Ivanhoe fight and the winner of the fighting is Ivanhoe who killed Bios-Guilbert, later King Richard arrested Waldemar Fitzurse, and The book Ivanhoe by Malvin G. Vogel originally by Walter Scott is about Normans and the saxons during the time of the crusades. They go to battle ring Where they have a little competition, they do all the battling, the battling ended and they found out that the winner of the the event was no other than sir Ivanhoe himself. The evil king Bios-Guilbert and the knight Ivanhoe fight and the winner of the fighting is Ivanhoe who killed Bios-Guilbert, later King Richard arrested Waldemar Fitzurse, and Ivanhoe served under king Richord for years to come. It gives us a hint on what the mid-era was like. I found that it was slow when there was no fighting happening. I didn't like how there wasn't as much action. I agree with the author trying to show us a glimpse of what it was like in the mid-era, but he could have made more interesting by having more action. The book The First Knight was kinda like this book, but used more catching words which made it more interesting than the Ivanhoe. If there was no main voice this book would be history because no one would read it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    OMG!!! This was soo good!! The action, the suspense!! i adored this and cannot wait to read the unabridged version!!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jodi

    I've had this adapted edition on my shelf for a long time and thought I'd finally dip my toes in, so I could boost my courage to tackle the complete and unabridged version with some prior knowledge of the story. Well, the writing for this adaptation wasn't great; it made the bad guys look rather silly...and I'm fairly certain Sir Walter Scott wrote masterfully and I'd venture to guess this version doesn't do him justice. Note: it does contain some mature themes. At least my goal of having my inter I've had this adapted edition on my shelf for a long time and thought I'd finally dip my toes in, so I could boost my courage to tackle the complete and unabridged version with some prior knowledge of the story. Well, the writing for this adaptation wasn't great; it made the bad guys look rather silly...and I'm fairly certain Sir Walter Scott wrote masterfully and I'd venture to guess this version doesn't do him justice. Note: it does contain some mature themes. At least my goal of having my interest piqued has been accomplished. Now I really do need to read the original!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Chidambarakumari

    Having read this many moons ago as a kid, it was a different experience to read it aloud to the kids. I was not sure how much they would get into it but they were hooked from the first chapter and couldn't wait for bedtime - so we could track Ivanhoe and find out about the Black Knight.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Yanni Karina

    That's a very quick and interesting read, fast paced, clear and plain language, in all honesty I like it a lot but it feels like there are more to the story and I am not satisfied yet. Maybe that's why it's a classic because it's like tell it like how it goes and not to entertain?

  9. 4 out of 5

    Veronica Martinez

    it's was a good book ☺

  10. 5 out of 5

    ReNel Smart

    I tried to read the full novel and thought it very dull and apologetic. I did however want to know the story so this children's book seemed a good way to get it. A quick read and did the job.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sapphire Destiny

    Love this...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ava

    I read this book when I was about 7 or 8 and I feel in love with the story and it was easy for me to understand. Now I recently reread it and it was quite a nostalgic read.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tabi⁷ (ᕗツ)ᕗ

    I absolutely loved this story, both this version and the unabridged.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    OH MY GOSH. OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH. This very book is one of the first fantasy stories I have ever read as a child, and I loved it. The story was enthralling, and after the siege at Torquilstone I thought the book was over AND IT WASN'T - THERE WAS THE WHOLE PART WITH REBECCA STILL!!! Which, to my young self, was just SO AMAZING - I mean, imagine reading what was quickly becoming your favorite book AND YOU THOUGHT IT WAS OVER AND IT WASN'T!!! *ecstatic childhood fangirl squealing* And, OH MY GOSH. OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH. This very book is one of the first fantasy stories I have ever read as a child, and I loved it. The story was enthralling, and after the siege at Torquilstone I thought the book was over AND IT WASN'T - THERE WAS THE WHOLE PART WITH REBECCA STILL!!! Which, to my young self, was just SO AMAZING - I mean, imagine reading what was quickly becoming your favorite book AND YOU THOUGHT IT WAS OVER AND IT WASN'T!!! *ecstatic childhood fangirl squealing* And, from the age of 6 or 7, this was my favorite book for years. When I was a child, I could never reread stories. I couldn't. I still have trouble doing that nowadays because I remember the plotlines, I remember the characters and what happened to them, and I just can't get back into the wonder of it all - the wonder that was there when I was a child. But "Ivanhoe"? I could remember that story so well, and yet I never grew tired of it (except once, and that was a weird phase of my life - I had also cast aside Monkey - my big stuffed monkey - for a while, however I rescued him after that phase was over and now sleep with him every night) (okay, that was a bit of tmi from my childhood). However, when middle and high school came with all their troubles and woes, I ended up clearing out my bookshelf and somehow this treasure was moved from my bookshelf to the bookshelf-that-we-can-never-get-to-because-giant-piles-of-stuff-are-in-the-way, and I didn't see it for years. When I thought of "Ivanhoe" I thought of the great memories of my childhood, how my dad and I both loved this book - which is part of the reason why this book is so dear to me - and how much I myself was captivated by the story, and how it inspired me to love that time in our history. But then...the other week...I was reorganizing my bookshelf, moving books I wasn't that fond of away and replacing them with old favorites, when I realized that my precious copy of "Ivanhoe" needed to be there. So, taking up my invisible lance and mounting the horse known as My Legs, I rode swiftly through the Giant Piles of Stuff and reclaimed my precious prize: "Ivanhoe: Great Illustrated Classics." Where is it now, you may ask? On my nightstand, ready to be admired, loved, and reread yet again by me.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ryan.s

    The writing by Sir Walter Scott in this book is informative because it is descriptive. He provides information about the time period (King Richard I around 1194) but puts it in a fun way that leaves you wanting to read more. Scott put Ivanhoe in disguises to further the characters causes, such as Ivanhoe as a Palmer or the disinherited knight. These disguises allow Ivanhoe to spy and show his dad that he is deserving of his love. The books main strength is putting the reader in the action. For The writing by Sir Walter Scott in this book is informative because it is descriptive. He provides information about the time period (King Richard I around 1194) but puts it in a fun way that leaves you wanting to read more. Scott put Ivanhoe in disguises to further the characters causes, such as Ivanhoe as a Palmer or the disinherited knight. These disguises allow Ivanhoe to spy and show his dad that he is deserving of his love. The books main strength is putting the reader in the action. For instance, the jousting at Ashby described by Scott puts the reader in the action, you feels the pain and glory of the characters The book keeps the reader engaged because there is action (disguises, jousting, kidnapping) and it makes the time period of King Richard I interesting. My favorite part is when the jousting games occur. Ivanhoe is outnumbered and losing in the games and then the Black Knight (Richard I) comes and takes out 2 knights. This left Bois-Guilbrt and Ivanhoe to fight again. All this action was exciting. I feel the book’s weakness is that there are not enough facts about the time period. If there were more facts of the time period, the book would seem more believable. I would recommend this book to my class. Ivanhoe is appropriate for kids my age and I think they would like how the books shows history of every day of England.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Robert Stepanyan

    I chose book because I had it in my house and hadn't read it yet. In this book, a brave knight named Ivanhoe accepted a tournament and got badly injured. When he was healing in the castle, the castle was attacked and burnt. While that was happening, the princess Rowena tried to help him but she couldn't. Ivanhoe told Rowena to save herself. Then, a different knight named Bois-Guilbert saved Rovena, but he was an evil knight. Ivanhoe was later rescued by the black knight and he got heald and went I chose book because I had it in my house and hadn't read it yet. In this book, a brave knight named Ivanhoe accepted a tournament and got badly injured. When he was healing in the castle, the castle was attacked and burnt. While that was happening, the princess Rowena tried to help him but she couldn't. Ivanhoe told Rowena to save herself. Then, a different knight named Bois-Guilbert saved Rovena, but he was an evil knight. Ivanhoe was later rescued by the black knight and he got heald and went to a torunament for Rowena. In the tournament, Ivanhoe killed Bois-Guilbert and married Rowena. I liked this author's writing style and point of view, but the plot was kind of familiar for some reason. I would recomment this book to my brother because I really liked it and i think he will enjoy it.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Q

    Ivanhoe is separated from his love and is disinherited because his father disapproves of the match. Ivanhoe is loyal to King Richard and goes off to fight with him. While King Richard is gone his brother Prince John has been ruling in his place. Find out if King Richard will return or Will Prince John take the throne and if Ivanhoe will finally have his beloved Rowena. This book has battle, love, Robin Hood, good vs. Evil, knighthood, king, prince, kidnapping and more. Definitely check this out Ivanhoe is separated from his love and is disinherited because his father disapproves of the match. Ivanhoe is loyal to King Richard and goes off to fight with him. While King Richard is gone his brother Prince John has been ruling in his place. Find out if King Richard will return or Will Prince John take the throne and if Ivanhoe will finally have his beloved Rowena. This book has battle, love, Robin Hood, good vs. Evil, knighthood, king, prince, kidnapping and more. Definitely check this out if you have a boy who doesn't like to read. I fully enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down.

  18. 4 out of 5

    MaryAlice

    I cheated, but I figured better to read this and understand the story before delving into the unabridged version. Basic story with no descriptions of anything, now I really want to read the whole thing.

  19. 5 out of 5

    DavidO

    These illustrated classics are the "good parts" versions. Which is good cause I tried reading the original book and found it too dry and long for my liking. I rather enjoyed it distilled down to just it's essence.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Cws

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  21. 5 out of 5

    Tessa

    BEST BOOK EVER!very exiting! epic battles! sneaky knights! romance!it's got every thing!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mya

    This story is just not my type, but it was an interesting idea.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Maureen

    Read this book with my 3rd grade daughter. She liked the book more than I did..I can't bring it to more than 2 stars, sorry!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    Parker would have me give this 5 stars. He wanted to keep reading every night. Sir Walter scott is a great writer!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Abridged version of Ivanhoe, considered the first historical novel, for young readers.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Maggie

    Good book. I finished it in one day. I read this book in fifty three minutes. It is a good children's book. Can't wait to start the next book on my list.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Pato Myers

    This was a fine child's book.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Findley

    A very good adaptation of the original novel. Perfect for kids and bedtime stories.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Brooke

    Kids loved it: exciting, adventure, love, Robin Hood, bad knights vs good Knights. Great intro to time period.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jocelyn Montalvo Cullum

    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com! http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/14245904 I registered a book at BookCrossing.com! http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/14245904

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