Amazon seem to have mixed up Chrichton's Lost World reviews with this book. I am reviewing the Thornes Classic Novel version by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Having been an avid Sherlock Holmes follower, I thought I would give Mr Doyle's other novels a go. As I tutor children, I bought this book to read and also to tutor by. This particular version, is an unabridged version but editored for older children. There is a glossary at the bottom of every page for difficult/non-familiar words. There is also a commentary as to what has happened for a quick recap before starting to read again. At the beginning of each chapter, there is a "Look out for..." sometimes with leading questions and/or good discussion points. The introduction is packed with facts about the author, when the book was written, Darwin, explorers and dinosaurs. There is also a useful map to pin-point the setting in South America. Overall, it is a very good and useful learning tool for the classroom or for a confident reader to tackle by themselves.