This is a new title in Young Reading Series Three, which is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. Orphaned Pip lives a humble life with his sister and her husband, until a fateful encounter on the marsh causes his life to change irrevocably. Will his great expectations be fulfilled, or can this new life only lead to disaster? This book is illustrated by Barry Ablett, illustrator of Usborne Young Reading Series Three: Oliver Twist. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. It features beautifully produced hardback with ribbon marker.