The Orient Blackswan Easy Readers introduce the child to the enchanting world of reading, which encourage him/her to read with little or no external help. These well-illustrated books are carefully graded into seven levels. The series begins at Level 1 and is meant for beginners in the age group of 5 years. The other levels are: Level 2: 6–8 years, Level 3: 7–9 years, Level 4: 9–11 years, Level 5: 10–12 years, Level 6: 11–14 years and Level 7: 15 years and above. This careful grading, based on age-appropriate vocabulary and structure enables the reader to progress through the successive levels. The current titles mainly include the classics and also have those that suit modern tastes and interests.
Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin in the year 1667. His father was a noted clergyman in england who died before Swift was born. As a student, Swift enjoyed reading and literature. He received his Masters degree from Oxford in 1692 and a Dcotor of Divinity from Dublin University in 1702. He was ordained as a priest in the Church of Ireland in 1694. He died in October 1745, leaving his estate to charity. During his lifetime, he wrote a lot of prose and poetry, in which he criticised himself, society, philosophy, religon, and politics. Some of his works include Tale of a Tub, Battle of the Books, A Modest Proposal and The Drapier's Letters. The Letters was published without the author's name and harshly attacked England's policies aganist Ireland. The English were so annoyed by it, they offered a reward for the name of the author. Although the Irish knew that Swift had written the letters, they did not betray him and made him a national hero instead.