Inside Graded Readers (23)
Retold by Jennifer Bassett
France, 1815. Jean Valjean leaves prison after nineteen years. These are dangerous and troubled times, and life is hard. Valjean must begin a new life, but how can he escape his past, and his enemy, Inspector Javert?
This story for Bookworms is loosely based on the famous novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, one of France's greatest writers. The novel was written in 1862, and the story has been retold many times - in a musical, in plays for radio and theatre, and in more than fifty films for television and cinema.
Enjoy the famous tale of the miller's daughter and the little man who can spin gold.
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Follow the adventures of Thumbelina, the little girl who comes from inside a flower.
Enjoy the famous tale of the prince who isn't happy. How can he find a real princess?
Follow the adventures of the famous duckling. Why is he big, strange, and ugly?
Read the tale of the man who pulls, and pulls, and pulls the enormous turnip, but cannot move it ...
Enjoy the famous tale of the three clever goats and the hungry troll ...