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Janet Hardy-Gould - Henry VIII and his Six Wives (Oxford Bookworms)
There were six of them - three Katherines, two Annes, and a Jane. One of them was the King's wife for twenty-four years, another for only a year and a half. One died, two were divorced, and two were beheaded. It was a dangerous, uncertain life. After the King's death in 1547, his sixth wife finds a box of old letters - one from each of the first five wives. They are sad, angry, frightened letters. They tell the story of what it was like to be the wife of Henry VIII of England.
Janet Hardy-Gould - Marco Polo and the Silk Road (Oxford Bookworms)
For a child in the great city of Venice in the thirteenth century, there could be nothing better than the stories of sailors. There were stories of strange animals, wonderful cities, sweet spices, and terrible wild deserts where a traveller could die. One young boy listened, waited, and dreamed. Perhaps one day his father and uncle would return. Perhaps he too could travel with them to great markets in faraway places. For young Marco Polo, later the greatest traveller of his time, a dangerous, exciting world was waiting ... (Word count 6,700)
Janet Hardy-Gould - Amelia Earhart (Oxford Bookworms)
'I want to learn to fly,' Amelia Earhart tells her family one evening. But it is 1920. Flying is expensive and dangerous, and most people think it is for men, not women. But nothing can stop Amelia Earhart, and she works hard to be a pilot. Soon, she is breaking records for flying further and higher than anyone before. She shows the world that anything is possible - for women and not just men. Life is always exciting for Amelia Earhart. At forty-one, she is nearly ready to slow down, but she wants to make one last important flight . . .
Janet Hardy-Gould - Deserts (Oxford Bookworms)
Look at a desert, and what do you see? Nothing much - just a hot, flat, dry place, with lots of sand, and no animals or people. But look again. There are deserts with mountains, and deserts with snow. There are millions of people - some live in towns, and some move across the desert all the time. There are plants that live for hundreds of years, and animals that can sleep for months under the ground, When you look closely, the desert is a wonderful place, full of exciting things...
Janet Hardy-Gould - Mulan (Oxford Dominoes)
When the Emperor calls every man to join the army and fight the enemy, Mulan's father is old and ill, and cannot go. Wearing men's clothes and riding a horse, Mulan leaves her family and fights bravely for the Emperor in her father's place. She is soon a hero for all the soldiers in the Chinese army. One of them, Ye Ming, is her best friend. But does he know that she is a woman? And can Mulan fall in love with a friend?
Janet Hardy-Gould - Chocolate (Oxford Bookworms)
Chocolate has many stories. You can start with Moctezuma the Second, who had a 'bank' full of millions of cacao beans - enough to make 25 million chocolate bars. Or with Daniel Peter, who wanted to make something new from chocolate, and tried mixing it with cheese. There are the great names of chocolate - like Fry, Hershey, and Cadbury, who made homes, schools, and gardens for their workers as well as factories. And there are dark stories too, stories of the slaves who made the terrible journey across the Atlantic to work on the cacao tree plantations. And the children in West Africa who have to work on plantations there to get food to eat and who cannot go to school. Do they pick the beans that make your chocolate? But the biggest story is the world's love for chocolate. And when you start to read it, you just have to have a little bit more...
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.
Janet Hardy-Gould - San Francisco (Oxford Bookworms)
'It's a good place for gold,' said people in the 1840s, and they came from all over the world. 'It's a good place for a prison,' said the US government in the 1920s, and they put Al Capone there on the island of Alcatraz. 'It's a good place for love,' said the hippies in the 1960s, and they put flowers in their hair and came to Haight Ashbury. And San Francisco is still a good place - to take a hundred photographs, or see the Chinatown parade, or just to sit in a coffee shop and be in this interesting, different city ...
Janet Hardy-Gould - King Arthur (Oxford Bookworms)
It is the year 650 in England. There is war everywhere because the old king is dead and he has no son. Only when the new king comes can the fighting stop and the strange, magical story of King Arthur begin. But first, Merlin the ancient magician has to find a way of finding the next king . . . Bookworms type: Human Interest Starter style: Comic strip Bookworm Stage: STARTER
Janet Hardy-Gould - The Great Fire of London (Oxford Dominoes)
It's London, 1666. It's a hot, dry summer. A small fire starts in a baker's shop in Pudding Lane. Soon the city of London is burning and the fire-fighters can't stop the fire. People are running from their houses down to the River Thames. But how does the fire begin and who can stop it? What is the King of England doing to help?
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