Inside All Graded Readers (355)
STAGE 1 - Human Interest
Luke is a good-looking young man, but he's not very clever with words. Gemma is clever with words, but what does she want? Lucy and Becky are good friends, but what about Sam? He makes wonderful cakes, but does he make mistakes too? Nina and Dragan are in love, so deeply in love, but they live in the wrong place, at the wrong time ...
All love stories have moments of happiness, pain, misunderstanding, laughter, and sometimes great sadness. But love will nearly always find a way ...
Enjoy the famous Japanese tale of Momotaro - Peach Boy - and his friends. Can they fight the ogres?
Read the tale of the man who pulls, and pulls, and pulls the enormous turnip, but cannot move it ...
Enjoy the famous tale of the three clever goats and the hungry troll ...
What is the secret of happiness, or the best thing for a wife to take with her when she leaves home?
How does a man pay for the smell of bread, or decide if he is lucky?
What happens when a friend steals a gift meant for you, or is careless when he tries to make his dreams of a better life come true?
How can you change dirt into gold, or get what you want?
The eight wise tales in this collection can teach us some important lessons about life.
STAGE 1 - Factfiles (non-fiction)
'The bride wore a long white dress, with flowers in her hair. After the wedding, there was a party, and people gave presents to the bride and groom.' This wedding was nearly two thousand years ago, in Rome. Some things don't change.
But some things do. Today you can have a wedding on a mountain, or under the sea, or 'Elvis' can sing for you. And different things happen in different places. Little birds made of paper, small trees, money in the bride's shoe, and lots of noise - they are all important for weddings somewhere. Welcome to the wonderful world of weddings!
Find out how Lownu mends all the holes in the day sky and in the night sky ...
Enjoy the tale of the hard-working hen and her three unhelpful friends...
Read the tale of Amrita and the forest trees. What happens when the king's men want to chop down the trees?