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Title: リッチモンド・ロビン・リーダーズ案内 : ティーンエージャーの冒険物語
Other Titles: A Guide to Richmond Robin Readers : Teenagers' Various Adventures
Authors: 横山, 孝一
Issue Date: 30-Mar-2021
Publisher: 群馬工業高等専門学校
Citation: 群馬高専レビュー,(39),13-24
Abstract: Thisis a summaryguide to 51 books of Richmond Robin Readers, which seemto be targeted at teenage learners of English, judging from the ages of the protagonists: 12 or 13 to 19years old in accordancewith the levels from 1 (300 headwords) to 6 (1800 headwords). The characteristics of this series are asfollows:1) Afifth of the storiesare set in Australiawhose indigenousanimals such as crocodiles and kangaroos are effectively used in Jane Bowring's Cousins and CrocodilesandJames Roy's Broken Wing. 2)Half of the books are about the teen protagonistsfighting against adult criminals, mainly robbers. Althoughsomeof themare quite humorouslikeDeniseKirby's Black Night, othersare unexpectedly seriouslikePauline O'Carolan'sRide for Your LifeandDeadly Holiday. A unique writer, Ms. O'Carolanprefers describingevil doings of abnormal peoplelikean arsonist, a stalker and even a serial killer. 3) Many of the stories are based on the protagonists' newly foundleisure activities such as skiing, scuba diving, horse riding, orienteering,ballooning,yachting, and rafting, out of which powerful stories like Ms. Kirby's Hot Airand Sue Murray's Wild Waterwere born.Since those recreational experiences are not so hard to be accessible to teenagers, they willprobably enjoyreading such rather approachableadventures.Otherrecommended books you cannot miss in this series are Sue Murray's CHOIR Boy(a good-looking boy robot causesa lot of trouble at school), Sam Bowring's InSarah's Dreams(a girl fights back the bully in her dreams), Philip Voysey's The RainbowGirl(anoutcast, hunchback girl kills a monster for hervillage), and DeniseKirby'sWhat Happened at Seacliffe(through the visit to her rich cousinsin England,an Australian female studentgets to know that herancestor was robbed of his inheritanceand forciblysent to the faraway land as a criminal most probably by his own brother).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10087/13318
ISSN: 2433-9776
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