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The Canterville ghost  Cover Image Book Book

The Canterville ghost / Oscar Wilde ; retold by John Escott ; illustrated by Summer Durantz ; series editor Jennifer Bassett.

Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 (Author). Durantz, Summer. (Added Author). Bassett, Jennifer. (Added Author). Escott, John. (Added Author).


"There has been a ghost in the house for three hundred years, and Lord Canterville's family have had enough of it. So Lord Canterville sells his grand old house to an American family. Mr Hiram B. Otis is happy to buy the house and the ghost -- because of course American's don't believe in ghosts. The Canterville ghost has great plans to frighten the life out of the Otis family. But Americans don't frighten easily - especially not two noisy little boys - and the poor ghost has a few surprises waiting for him."--Back cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780194790536 (softcover)
  • Physical Description: 56 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: Simplified ed.
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, c2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Stage 2 ; 700 headwords.
First published in Oxford Bookworms 1989.
Includes glossary and related activities.
Target Audience Note:
Intermediate reading level. (700 headwords)
Fry reading level 3; CLB reading levels 3,4,5,6.
Subject: Haunted houses > England > Fiction.
High interest-low vocabulary books.
Readers (Adult)
Readers for new literates.
Americans > England > Fiction.
Ghosts > England > London > Fiction.
Genre: Literacy materials.
Quick reads.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Decoda Literacy Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Decoda Literacy Library 428.62 W55 2008 (Text) 35410000056580 General Collection Volume hold Available -

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