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Dominoes, New Edition: Dian and the Gorillas Pack

Second Edition

Level 3

Norma Shapiro

Format: Paperback

Over the years hunters, poachers, and war have killed many of the gorillas of central Africa. But there are still a few hundred living high in the mists of the Virunga Mountains.

When Dian Fossey first saw a family of wild mountain gorillas in the Virungas she knew that she must help these wonderful animals. This true story tells of the twenty years she lived with them, watched them, wrote about them, and protected them. In the end, she gave her life for them.

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Dominoes, New Edition: A Pretty Face Pack

Second Edition

Starter Level

John Escott

Format: Paperback

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, New Edition: The Last of the Mohicans Pack

Second Edition

Level 3

James Fenimore Cooper
Text adaptation by Bill Bowler

Format: Paperback

The year is 1757. The English and the French are at war in North America. Two sisters - Cora and Alice - want to visit their father, General Munro. They begin their dangerous journey with the handsome English officer, Duncan Heyward and the Indian guide, Magua.

On the way they meet friends and enemies, and many adventures. Some people will be heroes and some people will die. And what will happen to their friend Uncas, the last of the Mohican Indians?

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Dominoes: New Edition: Revolution Pack

Second Edition

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, New Edition: White Fang Pack

Second Edition

Level 2

Jack London
Text adaptation by John Escott

Format: Paperback

Life is hard and dangerous for both people and animals in the frozen Canadian North. For a wolf like White Fang it is a continuous fight to find food - a fight in which many animals die.

When White Fang meets the people of the North - first Indians and then White Men - he learns to live with them like a dog. But some men are cruel to their dogs and others are kind. Will White Fang's life be any easier now?

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Dominoes, New Edition: William Tell and Other Stories Pack

Second Edition

Starter Level

Retold by John Escott

Format: Paperback

The men and the woman in this book - William Tell, Tom Blood, Lord Bao, King Matthias, Johnny Appleseed, and Lady Godiva - are all real people from history.

But every time someone tells an old story, they change things in it, to make them bigger, better, and more exciting. So what is true in this book and what is not? Read all six of the stories, and see what you think.

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Dominoes, New Edition: Mulan Pack

Second Edition

Starter Level

Retold by Janet Hardy-Gould

Format: Paperback

When the Emperor calls every man to join the army and fight the enemy, Mulan's father is old and ill, and cannot go. Wearing men's clothes and riding a horse, Mulan leaves her family and fights bravely for the Emperor in her father's place.

She is soon a hero for all the soldiers in the Chinese army. One of them, Ye Ming, is her best friend. But does he know that she is a woman? And can Mulan fall in love with a riend?

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Dominoes, New Edition: Eight Great American Tales Pack

Second Edition

Level 2

O. Henry
Text adaptation by Bill Bowler

Format: Paperback

What does a poor young woman do when she loses her boyfriend or wants to find one? What little lies do we tell to make ourselves look better in the eyes of those that we love? How can a friend save someone who is sure that they are going to die? What happens when someone's clever plans all go wrong? These sweetly surprising short stories - about both good times and bad - are sometimes sad, and sometimes funny. But all of them are sure to make you think.

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Dominoes, New Edition: Housemates Pack

Second Edition

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, New Edition: The Wild West Pack

Second Edition

Level 1

John Escott

Format: Paperback

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.

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