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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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Dominoes Three Hard Times Pack

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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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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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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 Three Mansfield Park Pack

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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: New Edition: Revolution Pack

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Level 3

Jann Huizenga and Linda Huizenga

Format: Paperback

'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

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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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Dominoes Starter The Happy Prince Pack

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Oscar Wilde
Text adaptation by Bill Bowler

Format: Mixed media format

The Happy Prince is a beautiful golden statue high up on a column in the city. Everyone loves him.

He feels sad about the city's poor people, but what can he do? He can't leave his column. Then the swallow arrives, and helps the Happy Prince to do many good things.

But what about the swallow's dream of flying to Egypt? And what does the Mayor do when the Happy Prince loses all his gold?

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Dominoes, New Edition: Pollyanna Pack

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Level 1

Eleanor H. Porter
Text adaptation by Bill Bowler

Format: Paperback

When Pollyanna's farther dies, she goes to live with her Aunt, Miss Polly Harrington. Miss Harrington likes doing good, but she doesn't like children very much!

Pollyanna always tries to find the good in everything. She soon makes many different people in her new home feel happier. But is Miss Polly's life going to change for better or worse after her niece arrives? And what happens to Pollyanna when she has a very bad accident?

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Dominoes, New Edition: Housemates Pack

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Level 1

Alison Watts

Format: Paperback

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?

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Dominoes Starter Blackbeard Pack

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Retold by John Escott

Format: Mixed media format

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...

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Dominoes One Five Canterbury Tales Pack

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Geoffrey Chaucer
Text adaptation by Bill Bowler

Format: Mixed media format

The year is 1386 and the first flowers of spring are here. A number of pilgrims are going to Canterbury to visit the tomb of Saint Thomas Becket, and they all tell stories on the way.

Who should be the stronger in a marriage - the husband or the wife? And what happens when two men fall in love with the same woman? In these five stories from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales we find different answers to these questions from the Knight, the Wife of Bath, the Clerk of Oxford, the Merchant, and the Franklin.

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Oxford Bookworms Library: Washington Square Audio Pack (double CD)

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Third Edition

Level 4: 1400-Word Vocabulary

Henry James

Format: Paperback

B1/B2

Bookworms are the World's Best Leveled Readers Series.

Oxford Bookworms Library

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Third edition

Best adaptations of classic and modern literature

Series Editor: Rachel Bladon

Beginner to advanced, A1-C1

Bookworms are the World's Best Leveled Readers Series.