Animal Farm (Maskew Miller Edition) - This edition has been specially designed with the South African learner in mind. Historical and biographical notes put the author and his famous novel into context. Pre-reading activities give learners a methodology for approaching the story and help them anticipate the plot, characters and themes. Each chapter is followed by a chapter summary and commentary notes that draw learners' attention to the conventions of the genre - very important for assessment. Many questions refer directly to South African issues which help learners put the novel in a context they can understand. Further activities on important themes, characterisation and plot development prepare learners for their end of year exams, and practice exam papers with mark allocations and model answers provide opportunities for both summative and self-assessment.