January is full of great author birthdays, both classic and contemporary. The best way to celebrate our favourite authors is reading their works, and this month we have four classic authors to celebrate in the Helbling Readers Catalogue. These readers are perfect for teens and adults alike, and we recommend them from elementary (Alice in Wonderland) up to intermediate (CEFR A2 to B1+).
Jack London: 12 January 1876
We have project ideas for your classroom discussions.
Edgar Allan Poe: 19 January 1809
Read three short stories in our volume of Poe’s classics in Tales of Mystery adapted by Janet Olearski with illustrations by Giuseppe Palumbo.
Use this lesson plan which can be built on the illustrations of the tales:
Virginia Woolf: 25 January 1882
Read To the Lighthouse adapted by Elspeth Rawstron with the illustrations of Francesca Protopapa.
We have a lesson dedicated to Virginia Woolf:
Lewis Carroll: 27 January 1832
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is an all-time favourite of younger and older readers. The Helbling edition was adapted by Jennifer Gascoigne and illustrated by Roberto Tomei.
Choose one of these fascinating projects for your classes: