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Oxford Bookworms Library: Love Among the Haystacks

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Oxford Bookworms Library: Love Among the Haystacks

Level 2: 700-Word Vocabulary

Third Edition

Format: Paperback
See also: e-book | e-book
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WINNER: The Language Learner Literature Award 2005

It is hay-making time on the Wookey farm. Two brothers are building the haystack, but thinking about other things - about young women, and love. There are angry words, and then a fight between the brothers. But the work goes on, visitors come and go, and the long hot summer day slowly turns to evening. Then the sun goes down, covering the world with a carpet of darkness. From the hedges around the hayfield comes the rich, sweet smell of wild flowers, and the hay will make a fine, soft bed.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-479080-2
  • Price: $ 9.38
  • Pages: 64
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 198x129 inches

Level 2:

700-Word Vocabulary

Average Page Count (Main Text):40

Average Word Count: 6,500

Lexile Measures: 390L-980L

Approx. Reading Level: Grades 1-10

Key features

  • Word count 7,030
  • Extensive Reading Foundation Language Learner Literature Award Winner
  • Read at a comfortable level with word count and CEFR level on every cover
  • Illustrations, photos, and diagrams support comprehension
  • Activities build language skills and check understanding
  • Glossaries teach difficult vocabulary
  • Free editable tests for every book
  • Selected Bookworms are available for your tablet or computer through the Oxford Learner's Bookshelf


This award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students.

Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students' reading confidence.

Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension.

Before, during, and after reading activities included in the back of each book strengthen student comprehension.

Audio versions of selected titles provide great models of intonation and pronunciation of difficult words.

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