Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, The Odyssey, Moby Dick, Don Quixote, and Around the World in Eighty Days. These classic books have been adapted into some memorable period dramas, but the books themselves are unforgettable. They are the types of stories that even small children would love, if they were made accessible to them.

KinderGuides Early Learning Guide to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre


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Our friends at Moppet Books wondered why older readers should enjoy all the fun, intrigue and adventure of the classic tales. They decided to make a series of learning guides to some of the best books every written, just for the kids. Through visually-stunning illustrations and simplified, educational content, they explore these timeless stories and the cultures that spawned them.

We’ve partnered with Moppet Books to give our readers the chance to win what they are calling The Greatest Kids Book Collection ever! and to let you know that for the next 30 days, they are making the Collection available for 50% off regular retail price.

Their goal is to provide children with a classics home library that will inspire the young readers. Combining facts and fiction, each book includes author bios, character descriptions, key words, and more. And as many of you know firsthand, reading the classics opens countless doorways to life’s pleasures, not least among them (in our opinion), a love for literary adaptations and historical costume dramas.

This first Collection of the Illustrated Children’s Home Library of the Greatest Stories Ever Written contains six books in a box sleeve: Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, The Odyssey, Moby Dick, Don Quixote, and Around the World in Eighty Days. All are KinderGuides, brilliantly illustrated hardbound books that make reading the classics both fun and educational for children age 6 and up.

Kids will wander the English moors with our favorite Victorian orphan, Jane Eyre, battle giant cyclops with Greek hero Odysseus, discover why the mighty Moby Dick and Captain Ahab just couldn’t get along, feel all the feels of history’s most famous teenage love story, and find out if Phileas Fogg manages to go around the world in 80 days.

What’s in Each Book?

Each KinderGuide contains a condensed, simplified version of the plot, as well as a section devoted to exploring the life and cultural background of the original author.

KinderGuides Early Learning Guide to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre

In addition, parents and teachers will also appreciate the key word definitions, a breakdown of the book’s main characters, a fun quiz, and a kid-friendly analysis of the important takeaways from each story.

Where do I get KinderGuides Collection 1?

You can read more about the project, the plans for future collections, and get your own KinderGuides Collection 1 here.





How do I enter to win KinderGuides Collection 1?

You’ll get two chances to win the boxed set of KinderGuides Collection 1 (Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, The Odyssey, Moby Dick, Don Quixote, and Around the World in Eighty Days), when you publicly share any of our articles (including this one) from the Willow and Thatch website to any of your social networks. You can also share The Period Films List. Then leave a comment here saying what you shared, and where (just the platform – Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter – and your exact account name are fine.) Make sure you share publicly so we can find your post.

If you want just one chance to win, leave a comment below saying why you’d like to win. (But why not share? Not only will you have another chance at winning, but you will help spread the word about KinderGuides and Willow and Thatch. Thank you.)

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One (1) winner will be chosen randomly. Open to residents of the United States only, aged 18 and older. Winner will receive the Collection sometime in the fall of 2019. 

See the Official Rules. Contest closes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 9:59 PM EST and the winner will be announced here on Friday. Good luck!

If you enjoyed this post, wander over to The Period Films List. You’ll especially like the Best Period Dramas: Family Friendly List. Also see Introducing Anne of Green Gables to Children, and the Family Film Roundup: American Girl Series.