Richard is bored with the quiet life in his village. He would like to have a motor-car and drive it … very fast. But Richard lives in a future world where there are no cars, only bicycles and small villages and green forests.
And now he is 12 years old, and like the other children, he must do his Year of Sharing. He must live alone in the forest with the wild animals. He must learn to share his world; he must learn how animals live and eat and fight… and die.
One winter's day in 1673 young John Ridd is riding home from school, across the wild lonely hills of Exmoor. He has to pass Doone valley - a dangerous place, as the Doones are famous robbers and murderers. All Exmoor lives in fear of the Doones. At home there is sad news waiting for young John, and he learns that he has good reason to hate the Doones. But in the years to come he meets Lorna Doone, with her lovely smile and big dark eyes. And soon he is deeply, hopelessly, in love . . .
Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp - Bookworms - Stage 1
In a city in Arabia there lives a boy called Aladdin. He is poor and often hungry, but one day he finds an old lamp. When he rubs the lamp, smoke comes out of it, and then out of the smoke comes a magical jinnee. With the jinnee's help, Aladdin is soon rich, with gold and jewels and many fine things. But can he win the love of the Sultan's daughter, the beautiful Princess Badr-al-Budur?
King Arthur &amp;ndash; Elementary A2 (Book+Audio)
Password Readers is a collection of original and classic fictional titles that have been adapted to fit the needs of English language learners. The series provides a functional and accessible didactic apparatus which facilitates learner autonomy. Each reader is made up of brief sixpage chapters, in which the flow of the story alternates with activities which reinforce vocabulary and reading skills. After each reading, there is a non-fictional text related to the main topic. Each reader is packaged with a fully dramatized Audio CD.
Dora's Snowy Forest Adventure is the reader version of the "Dora Saves the Snow Princess" TV special. Like most of the Level 1 readers from this series, many of the words in the rebus-style text have been replaced by small pictures to make it easier for children to read. The plot is considerably abridged, but the book does manage to tell how Dora saved the Magic Snowy Forest by smiling into the magic crystal in a way that a 4 to 6 year-old can read.
All they could hear was the wind, and the waves crashing on to the rocks. All they could see was the night. They could not see the ship, broken in two. They could not see the people holding on to the dark wet rock, slowly dying of cold. And they could not hear the cries for help – only the wind.
Swiss Family Robinson (Penguin Readers- Level 3)Level 3 (1200 headwords)‘It was the seventh day of the storm. We didn’t know where we were. Everyone on the ship believed that death was very near.’
The Robinson family do not die at sea; they find their way to a small island. But what can they do now? Where will they live? What will they eat? Luckily, the father and their mother have useful skills and they can teach their four young sons. But how long will they be there, on the island?