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When did you last meet a polar bear, or go to a magician for help? These stories offer many different experiences. Some are strange, some are scary, some are sad, some are blackly funny. A few are shocking - when Lin Lin returns home for a funeral, she learns a dark and terrible family secret which may destroy her.
Bookworms World Stories collect stories written in English from around the world. These stories are from Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, and Trinidad.
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 ...
Enjoy the famous tale of the miller's daughter and the little man who can spin gold.
Find out what happens when the old woman makes a gingerbread man and he jumps out of the oven ...
Follow the adventures of Thumbelina, the little girl who comes from inside a flower.
Enjoy the famous tale of Cinderella, who wanted to go to the prince's party.
Find out what happened when kind, clever Beauty had to live with a beast ...