Inside All Graded Readers (11)
Retold by John Escott
STAGE 3 - Human Interest
'We have to leave our house in London,' Mother said to the children. 'We're going to live in the country, in a little house near a railway line.'
And so begins a new life for Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis. They become the railway children - they know all the trains, Perks the station porter is their best friend, and they have many adventures on the railway line.
But why has their father had to go away? Where is he, and will he ever come back?
STARTER - Fantasy & Horror
It is the year 2030, and an email message arrives at New York Café: 'I want to help people and make them happy!'
But not everybody is happy about the email, and soon the police and the President are very interested in the New York Café.
Edgar Allan Poe
Retold by Margaret Naudi
STAGE 3 - Fantasy & Horror
The human mind is a dark, bottomless pit, and sometimes it works in strange and frightening ways. That sound in the night . . . is it a door banging in the wind, or a murdered man knocking inside his coffin? The face in the mirror . . . is it yours, or the face of someone standing behind you, who is never there when you turn round?
These famous short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, that master of horror, explore the dark world of the imagination, where the dead live and speak, where fear lies in every shadow of the mind . . .