Inside All Graded Readers (36)
Series Editor: Hazel Geatches
Author: Richard Northcott
Read and discover all about sound and music ... What are sound waves? What type of musical instrument is a koto?
Read and discover all about festivals around the world ... When is the festival of Diwali? What do people do at Halloween?
'My first journey was a pilgrimage to Mecca. I got on a donkey and said "Goodbye" to my parents in Tangier when I was 21. My mother cried.'
In this way Ibn Battuta, one of the greatest travellers in the world, begins telling his story to his nephew, Ahmed.
His many journeys take him to new and interesting places far from home. He sees many strange and wonderful things, has many funny and frightening experiences, and meets many different people along the way.
This is his story...
Author: Julie Penn
Series Editior: Hazel Geatches
Text adaptation by Lesley Thompson
When ship after ship goes down in the Atlantic, Dr Pierre Aronnax and his servant, Conseil, journey from Paris to learn more. What - or who - is attacking these ships?
Aronnax, Conseil, and the Canadian, Ned Land, find the answer to this question when they meet the strange Captain Nemo.
After a long journey under the sea in Nemo's submarine, the Nautilus, the doctor and his friends plan to leave for the surface.
But how can they escape?
Some people in the world of sport are heroes only because they are the best at their sport. But the sportsmen and sportswomen in this book - Oscar Pistorius, Michael Phelps, Wilma Rudolph and Natalie du Toit - are all that and much more. All of them went through bad times and learned to be stronger people through sport. Because it isn't living through good times, but living through bad times that makes you into a true hero!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Text adaptation by Janet Hardy-Gould
A man from the British royal family leaves an expensive gold and emerald crown at Holder and Stevenson's - one of the best banks in London. When someone tries to take the crown from Mr Holder's desk, he asks Sherlock Holmes for help. Who wants the crown and why? Only Sherlock can find the answers.
Zoe Baker works in a bookstore. She also likes acting, and she has a part in the play Romeo and Juliet. Mike Morrison writes about the play for the newspaper. What does he write about Zoe? Is Zoe a good actress ... or is she just 'a pretty face'?
What does Zoe think when she reads the newspaper? What does she do?
Retold by Janet Hardy-Gould
Sinbad the sailor spends many years at sea. He visits strange countries, meets some strange people and some frightening animals. He is sometimes rich, sometimes poor and always in danger. But all the time he is learning from his adventures, until finally he returns home to Baghdad, an older and wiser man.