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The Remains of the Day - Penguin Readers - Level 6

The Remains of the Day - Penguin Readers - Level 6The Remains of the Day - Penguin Readers - Level 6

It is the summer of 1956, and the ageing butler of Darlington Hall takes a rare holiday. But it is a journey that will also take him deep into his past. The Remains of the Day is a remarkable story: a man's exploration of his own life, and his heart-breaking attempt to make sense of it.

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Tags: Remains, heart-breaking, exploration, attempt, sense, Level, Readers, Penguin, story
That's Not in My American History Book
That's Not in My American History BookMost people don't know that:
Benjamin Franklin almost killed himself trying to electrocute a turkey; the Wright brothers were not the first to fly an airplane; there was a 14th state that the original 13 wouldn't let join the Union; and that Benedict Arnold helped save the American Revolution. All this and more is revealed in That's Not in My American History Book.
For generations, history classes have reduced the rich, often surprising, facts of the American story into a dry litany of dates, names, and places. Now, That's Not in My American History Book fills in the gaps, supplying the messy details, reclaiming the overlooked heroes
Tags: American, History, Thats, facts, dispels, story, litany
Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King, 1990
Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King, 1990
Secret Window, Secret Garden is similar to King's earlier novel The Dark Half. Both are about authors, in this case Mort Rainey, who is a thinly-veiled analogue of King himself. Mort is visited by a man who takes the name of John Shooter, with a manuscript which proves to be an almost exact copy of a story that Mort himself wrote and published some years earlier. The man claims that Mort stole it from him and demands that Mort write a story in his name as compensation or prove that he is innocent, or bad things will happen.
Tags: window, Stephen King, secret, himself, Secret, Window, story, Morts, earlier
Tides of Maine

Tides of MaineTides of Maine

Listen to a ship's log recorded during a voyage from Norfolk, Virginia, to the Gulf of Maine with Smithsonian marine biologist Walter Adey and his crew. This is a story of one man's life-time passionate curiosity about how ocean life works and our part in it.
Tags: Maine, passionate, life-time, story, curiosity, Tides
H. G. Wells - The Invisible Man

H. G. Wells - The Invisible ManH. G. Wells - The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man (1897) is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. Written by H.G. Wells (1866-1946), it tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility and uses it on himself. The story begins as the Invisible Man, with a bandaged face and a heavy coat and gloves, takes a train to lodge in a country inn whilst he tries to discover the antidote and make himself visible again.


Tags: Invisible, Wells, himself, takes, gloves, story, country
Our Island Story

Our Island StoryOur Island Story

Our Island Story By: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles of the good, not so good and the downright despicable figures of history; we are treated to a dazzling montage of kings, queens, barons, knights, explorers, movers and shakers that have played a key role in the history of England.



Tags: Story, Island, history, kings, montage, queens
The Moon Ring (tumblebook) story flash

The Moon Ring (tumblebook) story flashThe Moon Ring (tumblebook) story flash

The Moon Ring
In the light of a blue moon, the second full moon in a month, Maxine discovers something amazing in the grass: a magical moon ring! Ahead lies a night of adventure beyond anything Maxine could have imagined, as she is whisked around the globe, from the ice floes of Antarctica to the sunbaked African savannah to the neon lights of New York City. Is it all just a dream? Only Maxine and her grandmother know for sure. Playful illustrations make this exciting adventure story one that children will ask for over and over again!

Tags: Maxine, Randy, story, adventure, flash, tumblebook