Following Sterling’s spectacularly successful launch of its children’s classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world’s beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve—all at an incomparable price.
Here is the ultimate dog story, one filled with emotion, adventure, and excitement.
During the Gold Rush, Buck is snatched away from his peaceful home and brought to the harsh and bitter Yukon to become a sled dog. Will he adapt, and learn to trust men? Or will his newly awakened primitive instincts lead him to search for the freedom he has never known?
Richard Curtis - Robin Driscoll - Mr Bean (Penguin Readers)
A famous painting is going to the Grierson Gallery in LA and they want a top man to come to the United States. He can talk about the artist. The National Gallery in London send Mr Bean. But something is very wrong with Mr Bean! He's very, very strange. And dangerous! After he arrives, accidents start to happen.
Bill Bowler - The Wrong Trousers (Oxford Dominoes)
It's Gromit the dog's birthday, and his friend Wallace gives him an unusual present - a pair of Techno-trousers. At first Wallace uses the trousers to take Gromit for walks, but when the penguin comes to stay, he uses them one night for something different - very different.
Janet Hardy-Gould - Sinbad (Oxford Dominoes)
Sinbad the sailor spends many years at sea. He visits strange countries, meets some strange people and some frightening animals. He is sometimes rich, sometimes poor and always in danger. But all the time he is learning from his adventures, until finally he returns home to Baghdad, an older and wiser man.
Stephen Rabley - Bernard Hartley - The Eyes of Montezuma (Streamline Graded Readers)
This book is one in a series of redesigned new editions of the most popular titles in the "Streamline Graded Readers" series, which contains a new design and new colour artwork. These original stories, designed for beginner to intermediate levels, have a contemporary feel that should appeal to teenagers and young adults. Each story is graded and readers can choose from mystery and intrigue, humour, science fiction and ghost stories Shelley Marn is a Californian student on holiday in Europe. She meets a young English couple, Clare and Nick Harman. The Harmans ask Shelley to have lunch with them. Shelley agrees, but strangely, she never arrives. Why? What has happened?
Oscar Wilde - The Happy Prince (Easy Readers)
Perhaps you already know the story of the Canterville Ghost. The same writer, Oscar Wilde, also told five stories about Europe and Africa, and here they are. Each story asks a question: Why does the Happy Prince weep as he looks down at his city? What will it cost the little Nightingale to bring a red rose into flower for the lovesick student? What happens to the weather when the Selfish Giant shuts everyone out of his garden? Will little Hans be happy in the end that he has been a devoted friend to big Hugh, the Miller? And what happens to a Rocket who is so sensitive that he cries hot tears on the night of the firework display? The answers are not always as you think. Pawel Marczak drew the pictures for this Easy Reader edition.
Johanna Spyri - Heidi (angol / román)
On a sunny morning in June, a young Swiss woman was climbing the path, leading a little girl by the hand. In spite of the June sun, the child was wearing two dresses [...] and a thick red shawl. Thus clad, and wearing heavy shoes, the odd little figure trudged sturdily up the mountain path.
C. S. Forester - The African Queen (Oxford Bookworms)
The African Queen is an old, dirty, ugly, unreliable steamboat. No one would expect a missionary's sister and a rough, uneducated mechanic to take a boat like that down a dangerous river through the forests of Central Africa. But Rose Sayer and Charlie Allnutt do just that. Why do they do it? The First World War has just begun, and Rose has a wild and crazy plan. She and Charlie set off down the river and come close to death many times, but they survive all dangers - except the danger of falling in love . . .
Elizabeth Laird - The Earthquake (Penguin Readers)
Gabriel loves Silvia, but Silvia loves Marco. Marco wears expensive clothes and drives a fast car. He's more exciting than Gabriel. Then, one evening, something terrible happens. It changes the lives of everybody in the city. Where are Marco and Gabriel? What will happen to Silvia?
Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's (Penguin Readers)
New York in the 1940s. In the expensive jewellery store, Tiffany's, Holly Golightly feels calm and safe. In her apartment every night is party night. Men come and go. But Holly is searching for her place in the world. Can any of these men offer her happiness?
Alex Raynham - Future Energy (Oxford Bookworms)
Right now, all over the world, people are using energy. As we drive our cars, work on our computers, or even cook food on a wood fire, we probably do not stop to think about where the energy comes from. But when the gas is gone and there is no more coal - what then?
Jennifer Bassett - 47 Ronin (Oxford Bookworms)
Help your students build reading confidence and fluency with the Oxford Bookworms Library. With adapted American and European literature, teachers can make the Oxford Bookworms Library a part of their English language arts curriculum. English learners and struggling readers can enjoy the same novels that are found in the mainstream curriculum. Available in seven accessible levels, students can choose from more than 150 titles from starter level to advanced for extensive or independent reading.
Barnaby Newbolt - Oceans (Oxford Bookworms)
Thousands of years ago, people looked out across an ocean and asked themselves, 'What is on the other side?' And the bravest of them began to travel and find the answers - beautiful islands, frozen lands, different peoples . . . And there are still interesting questions about the oceans. How do they change our weather? Why does the water go up and down twice a day? Why do most animals and plants live near the land? And what can possibly live at the bottom of the ocean, thousands of metres down, where there is no light? Surely nothing can stay alive in a place like that ...
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Stories (Penguin Readers)
Benjamin Button is a very strange baby. Born with a white beard, he looks like his grandfather. As years pass, he seems to get younger. This brings many problems, for him and the people around him. In these three stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, people are not always as they seem.
Josephine Tey - Brat Farrar (Oxford Bookworms)
'You look exactly like him! You can take the dead boy's place and no one will ever know the difference. You'll be rich for life!' And so the plan was born. At first Brat Farrar fought against the idea; it was criminal, it was dangerous. But in the end he was persuaded, and a few weeks later Patrick Ashby came back from the dead and went home to inherit the family house and fortune. The Ashby family seemed happy to welcome Patrick home, but Brat soon realized that somewhere there was a time-bomb ticking away, waiting to explode . . .
István Fekete - Thorn Castle (Bluebird reader's academy)
Egyszerűsített olvasmány angol nyelven. Hasznos segítség a nyelvtanulásban. A kötet olvasásához kb. 1400 szavas szókincs szükséges. Az átfogó szószedetet és szövegértési feladatokat tartalmazó kiadványt nyelvvizsgára, érettségire készülőknek, kikapcsolódásra vágyó nyelvtanulóknak egyaránt ajánljuk.
Stephen Pile - More Heroic Failures (Penguin Readers)
‘We all know that people are really good at doing things badly.’ In these true stories we meet some of these people - the robber who lost more money than he stole, the man who burned down half his house and the fighters who did not fight.
Colin Dexter - The Death of Jericho (Oxford Bookworms)
Chief Inspector Morse is drinking a pint of beer. He is thinking about an attractive woman who lives not far away. The woman he is thinking of is hanging, dead, from the ceiling of her kitchen. On the floor lies a chair, almost two metres away from the woman's feet. Chief Inspector Morse finishes his pint, and orders another. Perhaps he will visit Anne, after all. But he is in no particular hurry. Meanwhile, Anne is still hanging in her kitchen, waiting for the police to come and cut her down. She is in no hurry, either.
E. M. Forster - A Passage to India (Oxford Bookworms)
A mysterious incident at the Marabar Caves, involving Adela Quested, newly arrived from England, and Dr Aziz, an Indian doctor, leads to a drama that divides the British and Indian communities in anger, distrust, and fear. Forsters great novel brings to life all the dangers and misunderstandings of colonialism but, as Forster himself wrote, the story is about something wider than politics, about the search of the human race for a more lasting home, about the universe as embodied in the Indian earth and the Indian sky, about the horror lurking in the Marabar Caves...