This is a new title in Young Reading Series Three, which is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. It follows the life of David Copperfield, from birth to manhood, during which time he encounters a host of colourful characters, from the mischievous Micawber to the tricksy and deceptive Uriah Heap. It is illustrated by Barry Ablett, illustrator of Usborne Young Reading Series Three: Oliver Twist and Great Expectations. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. It is beautifully produced hardback with ribbon marker.