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Twelve princesses long to leave the palace and go dancing. When their shoes are worn out night after night, the king is determined to solve the mystery. Finally a soldier in a cloak of invisibility follows the girls to a magical underground realm. With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English. CEFR level: A1. 1184 words.
After Dorothy's house is carried off by a tornado, she finds herself in the strange and magical Land of Oz. With the help of her new friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion, she must persuade the Wizard of Oz to help her get back to Kansas. L. Frank Baum's timeless fantasy is beautifully recreated in this enchanting graphic novel.
When Alice journeys down the rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange and magical world. A mad hatter, an invisible Cheshire cat and a crazy caterpillar are just some of the extraordinary characters Alice encounters in this fantastical land. Follow Alice's amazing adventures in this beautiful graphic version of Lewis Carroll's timeless fantasy.
It's the most famous love story in the world. Romeo and Juliet's families hate each other, but when the two young people fall in love, can they bring the families together and be happy? Includes a word list, 5 pages of activities and free online audio (British English and American English). 1,200 headwords, 3,565 words
Travel back to the 1970s, when hair grew bigger and heels got higher, with this colourful sticker book. There are clothes from throughout the decade - from flares and maxi dresses, to outfits designed to sparkle under disco lights. Informative notes, photographs, sketches and links to video clips help explain each 'look' and add historical context.
Step back in time and discover the fashion of the Swinging Sixties in this groovy sticker book. There are clothes from throughout the decade - from Mod fashion and minidresses to hippy florals for a summer festival. Notes, photographs and sketches explain each 'look' and there are links to websites with video clips to add historical context.
Shakespeare's most popular play is a story of magic and misunderstanding. Fairies and humans meet, fight and fall in love with all the wrong people in the forest one summer night. Includes a word list, 5 pages of activities and free online audio (British English and American English). 1,200 headwords, 3,584 words
From wartime austerity to the glamourous New Look , discover the fashions of the 1940s in this stylish sticker book. Dress glamourous hollywood stars, fashionable college students, mechanics on an airbase, and more with over 180 stickers from tea dance dresses and utility fashion to beach hats and flying goggles, plus blank stickers to colour and decorate yourself. Includes internet links to find out more about fashion in the 1940s.
Leo Tolstoy's epic Russian classic, beautifully rewritten in just 64 pages for young children. A sweeping epic that follows the lives of five aristocratic Russian families from the dazzling ballrooms of imperial Moscow to the carnage of Napoleon's battlefields, this is one of the greatest stories ever told about war, love, loss and forgiveness. First published in 1869, this novel is one of the most famous books in the world, and this simple but atmospheric retelling now makes it accessible for young readers.
A collection of 8 Bible stories, chosen especially to appeal to boys. They tell of courageous men and deeds, retold in a contemporary voice that is easy to relate to. The stories are prefaced with a short introduction encouraging the reader to think about the message contained in each; at the back of the book there is a section that sets the stories in context and shows where to find them in the Bible. The illustrations are sophisticated with a classical feel, but have been given a modern edge.
The traditional Greek myth specially retold for children growing in reading confidence. Perseus is determined to rescue Andromeda, even though it means facing the hideous Gorgon, Medusa, whose glare turns warriors to stone... Perfect for children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. Developed in consultation with reading experts from Roehampton University.
A lively re-telling of the Greek myth in which Pegasus, the flying horse, helps hero Bellerophon to defeat a fire-breathing monster. This short story is full of excitement, engaging children who are starting to read on their own. Developed in consultation with reading experts at Roehampton University to help young readers grow in confidence and ability. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme, comprising over 250 titles.
A delightful retelling of the much-loved classic by Jane Austen. The Bennett sisters are coming of age and it's time for them to find husbands and take their place in high society. But will everything end up as they hope? Part of the Usborne Young Reading Level Three series aimed at children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories.