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Oxford Bookworms Library Level 1: The Piano Man audio CD pack

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Tim Vicary

Format: Mixed media format

A1/A2

Who is he, this strange man from the sea? What is his name? Where did he come from? And why do they call him the Piano Man?

Dominoes Quick Starter The Skateboarder Pack

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Format: Mixed media format

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Dominoes Quick Starter Lisa's Song Pack

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Oxford Bookworms Library Factfiles Level 1: San Francisco audio CD pack

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Janet Hardy-Gould

Format: Mixed media format

A1/A2

San Francisco is still a good place - to take a hundred photographs, or see the Chinatown parade, or just to sit in a coffee shop and be in this interesting, different city...

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Dominoes Three The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Pack

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Second Edition

F. Scott Fitzgerald Retold by Clare West

Format: Mixed media format

What happens when a man lives his life backwards, or a family owns a diamond as big as the Ritz Hotel?

How can a boring girl become more popular, a careless young woman become more sensible, or a cut-glass bowl destroy a married woman's life?

What does a young man do to save the girl that he likes from an evil ghost, or to forget old feelings for a woman when she marries another man?

Read this collection of short stories by one of America's finest storytellers to find out.

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Dominoes Two The Bird of Happiness and Other Wise Tales Pack

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Tim Herdon

Format: Mixed media format

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.

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Oxford Bookworms Library Level 3: The Mysterious Death of Charles Bravo audio CD pack

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Tim Vicary

Format: Mixed media format

B1

Charles Bravo died from the poison antimony. He took three days to die, and the doctors could do nothing to help him.

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Dominoes Three The Vesuvius Mosaic Pack

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Second Edition

Joyce Hannam

Format: Mixed media format

'We have some wonderful mosaics in Pompeii, but I've never seen a better one than this!'

After the young Roman mosaic designer Felix starts work in Pompeii, his whole life changes. There he falls in love with the beautiful Greek slave Agathe, who can see into the future.

When the volcano Vesuvius sends hot ash over the city, Felix - and Agathe's brother Alcander - ride to the port of Misenum for help. But will they reach admiral Gaius Plinius in time, and will they ever see Agathe alive again?

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Dominoes Three Hard Times Pack

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Second Edition

Charles Dickens
Text adaptation by Susan Kingsley

Format: Mixed media format

Thomas Gradgrind believes that facts and money are more important than feelings and imagination. After Cissy Jupe - a circus child - is left alone in the world, Gradgrind takes her into his house, looking after her and teaching her facts with his own children Tom and Louisa. Some years later the Gradgrind family meets hard times. Louisa becomes a prisoner in a loveless marriage, and Tom has problems at work.

In the end, Thomas Gradgrind learns the importance of feelings and imagination.

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Dominoes Three My Family and Other Animals Pack

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Second Edition

Gerald Durrell
Text adaptation by Bill Bowler

Format: Mixed media format

B1

The weather in England that summer had been so awful that Gerald's mother sold the family house and took her children to live on the Mediterranean island of Corfu. Between lessons, the ten-year-old Gerald was free to walk round the sunny island and discover the wonderful people and animals living there.

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Dominoes Three Little House on the Prairie Pack

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Second Edition

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Text adaptation by Jann Huizenga

Format: Mixed media format

B1

'Let's go see the West,' said Pa. 'The land is flat and the grass grows thick and high. Animals run freely and there are no settlers. Only Indians live there.'

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Dominoes Two The Drive to Dubai Pack

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Julie Till

Format: Mixed media format

When his father is arrested in Dubai, Kareem has to move fast. He must show that his father is not a thief and prove that his family is honest. For Kareem is going to marry the beautiful and intelligent Samira Al-Hussain, and she could never marry someone from a bad family.

So Kareem and his brother get to work quickly - with a little help from Samira.

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Dominoes Starter A Pretty Face Pack

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John Escott

Format: Mixed media format

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?

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Dominoes Three Mansfield Park Pack

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Second Edition

Jane Austen
Text adaptation by Clare West

Format: Mixed media format

'Why shouldn't we offer to take care of her? She could live with us at Mansfield.'

In this way Mrs Norris persuades her sister, Lady Bertram, and Lady Bertram's husband, Sir Thomas, to ask their poor niece Fanny Price to live with them at Mansfield Park.

At first Fanny is unhappy there. Then, after she makes friends with her young cousins, things improve. But what happens when the cousins are older, and starting to think of love?

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Dominoes Starter Hercules Pack

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Retold by Janet Hardy-Gould

Format: Mixed media format

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?

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Dominoes Three Revolution Pack

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Second Edition

Jann Huizenga and Linda Huizenga

Format: Mixed media format

'All men are created equal...'

When Thomas Jefferson wrote these words in June 1776, in the American Declaration of Independence, he started something that was very much bigger than he imagined.

This book looks at the history around that Declaration, and at the Revolution that led to the birth of the United States of America.

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Dominoes Two Emma Pack

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Jane Austen
Text adaptation by Barbara Mackay

Format: Mixed media format

Emma Woodhouse is beautiful, clever and rich. She lives alone with her father, and spends a lot of her time thinking about future husbands - for her friends. When she meets Harriet Smith, a poor girl with no family, Emma decides that she must find a husband for her. Harriet is pleased to be Emma's friend - but will Emma's matchmaking make Harriet happy?

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Dominoes

Catalogue

Second Edition

English graded readers series for upper-primary / lower-secondary

Bill Bowler and Sue Parminter

Dominoes are carefully graded from Starter Level to Level Three according to the Bookworms syllabus.

Build your language skills through reading Dominoes, the interactive readers series.

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