Inside All Graded Readers (6)
Selected by Bill Bowler
Text adaptation by Bill Bowler
A 'Tall Tale' is a story that's hard to believe, and the five tall tales in this book all tell of ghosts. Some have dark secrets buried in the past, others bring messages for the living. Some are laughable, some are sad, and some are just evil.
Sometimes there's a logical explanation for the strangest happenings, but often things cannot be explained by logic alone. Either way, you're sure to find some frightening reading between the covers of this book.
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Retold by Diane Mowat
STAGE 2 - Fantasy & Horror
When the children dug a hole in the gravel-pit, they were very surprised at what they found. 'It' was a Psammead, a sand-fairy, thousands of years old.
It was a strange little thing - fat and furry, and with eyes on long stalks. It was often very cross and unfriendly, but it could give wishes - one wish a day. 'How wonderful!' the children said.
But wishes are difficult things. They can get you into trouble . . .
Pack contains one copy of each of the following ten titles:
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
The Hound of the Baskervilles
A Tale of Two Cities
The Thirty-Nine Steps
Three Men in a Boat