Inside Dominoes (132)
Text adaptation by Alex Raynham
'We'll be friends, you and I. I'll call you Joey,' Albert said. 'I'll look after you. We'll always be friends, I promise.'
Albert Narracott, a farmer's boy, makes this promise to his horse, Joey, in Devon, England. But this is before the First World War, and before Joey leaves for France to become a war horse. What happens to Joey in the British army? What will the Germans and the French do to him when they find him? And how will Albert find Joey again? Read this story and find out.
Text adaptation by Janet Hardy-Gould
'Help! A wolf is eating my sheep!'
What happens when a bored shepherd boy lies to the people in his village - or when he later tells the truth?
What do a man and his wife do when their goose lays golden eggs? And what can two travellers learn from a bear in the woods?
These three old Greek tales teach us important truths about people today.
'My name is Victor Frankenstein.'
On a ship in the Arctic, Victor Frankenstein - ill and tired - tells the story of his sad life to the British man of science, Robert Walton. He talks of his family and friends in Geneva, and of his love for beautiful Elizabeth Lavenza.
He speaks, too, about the terrible creature that he made from dead body parts when he was a university science student. He hates this monster, which has destroyed his life. But how does the monster feel about its maker?
Retold by Bill Bowler
'I see Troy in flames years from now - because Paris brings disaster to us,' Queen Hecuba says about her son.
Paris's father, King Priam, wants to kills him. But Paris lives, and later loves Helen - King Menelaus's queen - from Greece. When Paris brings Helen to Troy, war begins between the Trojans and Greeks.
What happens when Paris's brother Hector and the Greek fighter Achilles meet in battle? Who wins the war, and how? Read Troy and find the answers.
Retold by Bill Bowler
'What's your job?' Yukio asks.
'I'm a sorcerer,' the old man smiles, 'and I need a young apprentice.'
One day, Yukio - a young boy from old Japan - leaves his sister in the country and looks for a job in the town. He finds interesting work there, as a sorcerer's apprentice. But why must Yukio wait to learn magic? And what happens after he puts a spell on a broom when the sorcerer is away?