The Easy Classics

Here come the Easy Classics: books for all children


The Easy Classics told by Carlo Scataglini is a new Erickson series which renders literary classics for children suitable for all, thanks to a series of simplifications which help children to read and understand the stories.


«Amongst the literary classics for children and teenagers are several masterpieces which have inspired and brought together older and younger generations. They are wonderful, timeless stories for all ages and they belong to everyone. I thought that facilitating and simplifying the most well-known stories could make reading as independent as possible».

Carlo Scataglini


Each book of the series “Easy Classics” is enriched with several beautiful illustrations that are reproduced, title by title, also in the series “Classic Tales with AAC”), so that the books of the two series can be used by children with different needs in the same class context, leading to a more inclusive perspective.


«Where do you live?» – «Second star on the right and then straight until morning…»

«Wake up, Alice! What a long sleep you’ve had!»

«Happiness is the best thing in the world.»

«The essential is invisible to the eye.»

«Once upon a time there was a piece of wood.»


An illustrated index to find your way through the chapters

A presentation of the story characters

A summary of what has happened before

A preview of what is about to happen

Blue-printed difficult words definitions

Brown-printed explanations of idioms

Downloadable audio files to listen to the story

Fun games and activities


Visual support: the text contains visual support, amongst which you can find: a picture at the beginning of each chapter which recalls the illustrated index, pictures of all the characters in that chapter, together with the new characters in the story (highlighted in bold font).

Lexis: a basic/simple vocabulary is used and difficult words and idioms of each chapter are highlighted in two different colors, with their meanings explained at the end.

Syntax: the text is made up of short sentences and simple subordinate and coordinate clauses, subjects are made explicit as far as possible and affirmative, active verb forms are used, with the indicative mood

Organisation of contents: an illustrated index of the chapters at the beginning of the book, whilst at the beginning of each chapter readers are provided with summaries of the events which happened in the previous chapter and with the ones which are about to happen.

Audio: the reader can listen to (and follow) the text of the story told by a narrator, by using the QR-codes
available at the beginning of each chapter or as online resources, by entering the access code given in the last page of the book.