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Long Walk to Freedom: Illustrated Children's edition Hardcover – Abridged, Illustrated

4.1 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; abridged edition edition (4 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405091886
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405091886
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 1.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A tale of anger and sorrow, love and joy, grace and elegance' --Daily News

'One of the most life- affirming books you'll read' --GQ magazine

'A truly stunning account of his extraordinary life ... A vivid testimony to an unusual mixture of courage, persistence, tolerance, and forgiveness' --Sir David Steel

Book Description

The official picture-book edition of Nelson Mandela’s internationally bestselling autobiography.

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Format: Hardcover
I regularly use this book with my Year 6 classes when we complete work on biography / autobiography writing. It is a very child friendly book, which used the first person effectively. It is full of interesting facts and information, which the children find very interesting, especially as most of them have heard about Nelson Mandela in some form. It is well illustrated, with an appropriate level of reading to challenge pupils in Key Stage 2.

The only thing that would improve this book, is if it was available to use with an Interactive Whiteboard in CD-Rom form. This would allow whole class shared reading, with annotations and highlighting of the text, instead of me have to scan the book page by page and then faff with combining the double page spread together.

This is a great book, which I would highly recommend to parents and teachers alike, as something that they can share with their children. You'll also learn something yourself by reading it.
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Format: Hardcover
To be honest this title was pretty hard to review as its seen as perhaps one of the most important biographies of the 20th century, the tale of a man of humble birth who stood up for the masses against the few and lived to tell the tale.

As most people are aware, Nelson Mandela is a hero to many and this offering, full of beautiful illustrations brings his story to life for the younger reader. It's simplistic, it helps explains his story and of course its done in such a delicate way that it really is enchanting. A great offering from Macmillan that really will help endear this title to a whole generation demonstrating how morals and beliefs can change the world.
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I got a copy for my twins early this year when it was clear that Mandela was not long for this world and I wanted them to be aware of the hugely important role he played.

It's a lovely book and his story is simply told, with bright illustrations.

It's suitable for a more able 7+ reader and of course needs an adult on hand to help explain and discuss the issues it describes.

My children enjoyed it very much and were therefore very interested in the news coverage of Mandela's death and funeral.

Highly recommended book for all young readers interested in history and human rights.
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My nine year old was really interested in the book and read it in one sitting. I also sent a copy to his nine year old cousin and both her and her seven year old brother have also enjoyed it. The pictures make it very accessible to children.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Well presented those unreadable in the form of an ebook.
Very disappointing as what was readable seemed very good but words overlapping and all over the page made this a difficult read.
If sorted out I would give this book a much better rating.
Fab illustrations, and seemingly well written.
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A lovely book beautifully and simply written for children. I enjoyed reading this with my 7 year old who was saddened by Mandela's struggle for everyone to be equal. My son is not black but it is a message I hope he will take to heart and act upon. We are all equal, rich, poor, black or white. We all deserve respect. Highly recommended.
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Was hoping that this would be a nice easy read to explain the story of Nelson Mandela to the kids. The book itself is ok and nicely illustrated but it was a bit too tricky for my 6 and 8 year olds to understand. The theme of apartheid is not really explained as such so my boys ended up quite confused, almost making it harder for me to explain racism and anti-apartheid to them than without the book. Perhaps too ambitious of me...
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I bought this book to read with my Literacy class, it is beautifully illustrated and the narrative is clear. We discussed the book as we went through it and although a lot of his life was difficult for them to grasp it gave them overall a clearer picture of life in South Africa and of Nelson Mandelas life. I would recommend it for upper primary with extracts from the unabridged book to add to the content. Altogether a success for my class and it has raised their interest and understanding.
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