Welcome to nineteenth-century France, where a wrong word or look can get you thrown in jail. When Edmond is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, he thinks his life is over. But while he is there he gets word of treasure hidden in a place called Monte Cristo ... Can he escape and reverse his fortunes? In this tale full of deception, disguise and revenge, you never quite know who you can trust. Alexandre Dumas' masterpiece is recreated to inspire a new generation of readers. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.