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Aladdin & His Magical Lamp (Usborne Young Reading - Series One)

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Aimed at children aged 6 and over, mainly Key Stage 1, this series provides stories for youngsters which are illustrated in colour throughout. This book is about Aladdin.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published August 29th 2003 by Usborne (first published January 1st 1979)
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Oct 03, 2011 Michelle rated it it was ok
Shelves: english-friction
J 398.2 DAY-[FOL]

New words learnt:

astonish: to fill with sudden wonder or amazemen


thud: a heavy dull sound

spooky: suggestive of ghosts or a ghost, eerie

boom: to make a deep, resonant sound


fright: sudden, intense fear



veil: a length of cloth worn by women over the head, shoulders, and often the face

starry: shaped like a star

mumble: to talk indistinctly, usually in a low voice

herald: a person who carries or proclaims important news; a messenger

damp: slightly wet

awful: extr
I have some mixed feelings about this book, it has been written for young readers, but I find the book a bit violent for them. It reminds me more of the old fairy tales / folk tales that I grew up on. I mean in this story Aladdin poisons his uncle and stabs the uncle’s brother. Not quite what I was expecting, maybe I’m too used to the Disney version now. :op

It’s written like a chapter book for children, I would say for ages 7 and up. There are some small pictures per each page of the book, which
Virginie (LaChouett)
A lot more killing than expected took place in this version of Aladdin.
Probably truer to the original Arabic folklore tale.

Do not pick up if you feel that your little one might be a little too sensitive for this version.
Dec 30, 2013 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can't be easy reducing such a classic story into a readable affair for kid's just starting to read. I used it to get my kid ready for pantomime. It worked well.
Mar 14, 2015 Simone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the genie!
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