With Classic starts, young readers can experience the wonder of timeless stories from an early age. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, each classic novel is filled with all the magic and excitement that made the original story a beloved favorite. Hard work is difficult for young child, as poor, orphaned Oliver Twist knows only too well. Oliver wants more from life. But things turn from bad to worse when he runs off to London to find his fortune. Caught up in the company of a band of thieves, Oliver must struggle to find his own true place in the world.