Inside Dominoes (125)
Text adaptation by Tim Herdon
'There's some bad weather out there,' Captain MacWhirr said to himself just before he sailed his ship, the Nan-Shan, into the middle of the most terrible storm in the South China Sea.
The typhoon brings out the best in some men on the ship, and the worst in others.
Can MacWhirr bring the ship through the storm safely?
And what will happen to all the poor Chinese workers travelling home down in the ship's hold?
Fay loves making The Friends' Hour for Studio Five, but her boss - Jason - is always angry with her. One day, a young man - Simon Jones - phones her show. Soon Fay must find Simon, and work hard to keep her job. Then her best friend - Wing - stops helping her. What can Fay do now? Can she and Wing stay friends?
Chris leaves his home in a small town in Australia to go and study at the University of Sydney. He needs to find somewhere to live.
But it's not easy to find a house to share in a big city. Every house has its problems, and not all of Chris's housemates are easy to live with. In fact, some of them are very difficult people!
Can Chris find the house that he needs with housemates that he can live with?
How much do you know about the Wild West? What do you know about cowboys and Indians, about wagon trails and gunfights?
Inside this book you will find the true story of the Wild West, and of some of the famous people who lived and worked there. People like Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, Billy the Kid - and Annie Oakley, the best shot in the West.
One cold winter morning, a famous movie star and her teenage daughter are driving along a country road...
A blue van is waiting for them. Tom is in the van, but he's not a kidnapper - he's an artist. He usually draws pictures for adventure stories. Now he's in a real life adventure.
Retold by Janet Hardy-Gould
Hercules is the strongest man in the world, but one day he does something very bad.
The priestess at Delphi tells him: 'The gods are angry with you. For twelve years you must work for King Eurystheus, and do twelve tasks for him. When you finish, the gods can forgive your crime.'
Some tasks are easier, and some tasks are more difficult. Can Hercules finish all twelve of them? And what happens when he does?
Hal works at the zoo every day and his life isn't exciting until he meets Tim. Tim is a movie star. He has a difficult life, and he is unhappy until he meets Hal. But when they meet, and agree to change places, interesting things start to happen. And, by changing places, the two men learn what is truly important in their lives.
'Bring me something new and exciting. Bring me a BIG story!' says Rosie's editor at The Record newspaper.
And, when she leaves the office, Rosie does find a story. A story that is bigger then she expects. A story that takes her across Europe, into a dangerous world of art and art thieves.
Retold by John Escott
The year is 1717. It is a bad time to be the captain of a ship in the Caribbean because of pirates. The most frightening pirate on the sea is Edward Teach, or 'Blackbeard'.
'The Governor of Virginia wants us all dead!' Blackbeard thinks. 'But can he kill me - the most famous pirate in the Caribbean? No!'
This is his story...