Inside All Graded Readers (47)
Find out what happened when kind, clever Beauty had to live with a beast ...
Enjoy the tale of the old woman's magic brocade. What did her sons do when it blew away?
Enjoy the famous tale of Snow White and the bad queen who wanted to kill her.
Retold by Jennifer Bassett
STAGE 3 - Classics
'I wish I could get through into looking-glass house,' Alice said. 'Let's pretend that the glass has gone soft and . . . Why, I do believe it has! It's turning into a kind of cloud!'
A moment later Alice is inside the looking-glass world. There she finds herself part of a great game of chess, travelling through forests and jumping across brooks. The chess pieces talk and argue with her, give orders and repeat poems . . .
It is the strangest dream that anyone ever had . . .
Follow the adventures of the wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy ...
Text adaptation by Susan Kingsley
Thomas Gradgrind believes that facts and money are more important than feelings and imagination. After Cissy Jupe - a circus child - is left alone in the world, Gradgrind takes her into his house, looking after her and teaching her facts with his own children Tom and Louisa. Some years later the Gradgrind family meets hard times. Louisa becomes a prisoner in a loveless marriage, and Tom has problems at work.
In the end, Thomas Gradgrind learns the importance of feelings and imagination.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Text adaptation by Jeremy Page
Miss Mary Morstan has a strange story to tell.
Since her father disappeared, she has received a large pearl through the post on the same day, every year, for six years. Who is sending them? And what about her father's paper with the words 'The Sign of Four' written on it?
Sherlock Holmes alone can solve these mysteries.
Text adaptation by Lesley Thompson
Adolf Verloc is a double agent, working for both the British police and a foreign country. He pretends to live a normal life, with his wife, Winnie, and has a shop in London, which, at night, becomes a meeting place for anarchists. One day Verloc is told to plant a bomb - but the plan goes terribly wrong
Does Verloc really love Winnie, or is she just part of his cover? Can Winnie ever forgive him? Who is Verloc really working for?
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Text adaptation by Jann Huizenga
'Let's go see the West,' said Pa. 'The land is flat and the grass grows thick and high. Animals run freely and there are no settlers. Only Indians live there.'
So, more than a hundred years ago, the Ingalls family went by covered wagon into Kansas - Indian Territory. This is the true story of how they lived in those exciting, difficult, and sometimes dangerous, times.