“ A journey of a thousand miles starts with one small step”, as the saying goes. Conquering classic literature is your journey. It is long and hard, but don’t worry, because Little Bookies is here to help you! Are you ready to take your first steps?
According to Bookie-in-Chief, our journey can be divided into 4 stages as follows:
Stage 1: Novice
You are brand new to (classic) literature! A whole wide world opens up before you, and we will guide you through it, first with short, simple stories, no more than three chapters long. Their content and grammar are also easy to understand. There will be ten new words per chapter.
Stage 2: Apprentice
Now, you have become more familiar with clasisc literature, though you still need some help. Here you will find stories no more than five chapters long, and there will be ten to thirteen new words per chapter. Also, there will be a comprehensive reading exercise at the end of each story.
Stage 3: Journeyman
When you reach this stage, you have garnered a fair amount of experience under your belt, yet still need more practice. Here you will find stories ten chapters long, with fifteen new words per chapter, and there will be a comprehensive reading exercise at the end of each story, Also, you are encouraged to write a short summary and your feelings about the story once you are done.
Stage 4: Sage
Finally, you have become a wise old sage, and your journey is drawing to a close. Stage 4 will prepare you for reading the unabridged version of classic stories, so here, the amount of simplification will be minimal. There will be around 20 chapters per story, 20 new words per chapter, and a comprehensive reading exercise at the end of each story. Plus, we will have Think About It questions for you to brood on. Good luck!
*Stories on Little Bookies were all published before 1922, and are now in the public domain. So you will not find Harry Potter here, sorry.