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TÍTULO (AUTOR) THE MISSING COINS (John Escott) GIRL AGAINST THE JUNGLE (Monica Vincent)

RESUMEN Pete and Carla are both students at the University of Bath. One day in summer they are walking round the city and decide to look at some very old coins and stamps in a shop. Pete wants to buy some, but they are too expensive. Later that afternoon the coins are missing from the shop – and the shopkeeper wants to find Pete… On Christmas Eve, Suzanne and her mother are flying from Lima back to their home in Pucallpa. But suddenly there is a storm and the plane crashes. Suzanne’s mother is dead and Suzanne is lost and alone in the South American jungle. This is the true story of ten dangerous days in the jungle and of a girl’s struggle to stay alive.

MARCEL GOES TO HOLLYWOOD (Stephen Rabley)

Marcel is a French mouse, and a very fine detective. He and his friend, Céline, are on holiday in Los Angeles. They’re staying at the home of Arnold Waldman, a famous film director. But on the first night of their holiday, Arnold’s daughter is kidnapped.

THE EARTHQUAKE (Elizabeth Laird)

Gabriel loves Silvia and is very disappointed when she chooses to go out with rich, handsome Marco instead of him. But that evening a terrible earthquake strikes the town and their lives are changed for ever…

CHANCE OF A LIFETIME (Margaret Iggulden) THE BATTLE OF NEWTON ROAD (Leslie Dunkling)

SEVEN ONE ACT PLAYS (Donn Byrne) MY DEAR AUNT AND A MORNING IN LONDON (Donn Byrne)

THE CANTERBURY TALES (Geoffrey Chaucer)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Lewis Carroll)

Helen Davies is sad and lonely when her boyfriend, Tom, goes to Australia without her. But then a friend encourages her to take an exciting new job and Helen sets off on a journey round Europe; an adventurous journey that brings her new confidence, new hope and the chance to find out more about herself – the chance of a lifetime! Newton Road is in an English town. The houses are small but the people aren’t poor. And all the neighbours are friends. They are happy. But one day, a man from the Town Hall comes. He’s going to knock down the houses in Newton Road. He’s going to build a new road. But the people of Newton Road aren’t happy. And they have a battle –a battle with the man from the Town Hall! Tom is the new assistant in a shop that sells old pictures, vases and furniture. He must make a good profit on the things he sells. “The new assistant” describes his first day at work! All the seven plays are full of interesting and funny people (a professor, a bank manager, a film maker) doing unusual things. They are not only great fun to perform but will practise your English too! Jane’s two aunts, Agatha and Mary, quarrelled. They don’t speak to each other. Jane writes letters to each of them. To Aunt Agatha she writes bad things about Aunt Mary, and to Aunt Mary she writes bad things about Aunt Agatha. She wants their money. But one day, something goes wrong. My dear aunt tells the story. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales has a group of people each telling a story, but our interest is as much in the story-tellers as in the stories. Each of them is a real person. Chaucer introduces them in the Prologue, and then we meet them again between stories. Before long, we feel that we know them personally. We don’t have pardoners and summoners today, but we all know people with characters just like the pardoner and the summoner. The tales are told (in Chaucer’s book) in poetry. Alice in Wonderland was not written as a book for grown-ups. It was for children. It must have been a great surprise. But are the things that happen in Alice really so surprising? We –children and grown-ups– have all been in Wonderland in our dreams. We are not really surprised when Alice changes her size; we have done that in our own dreams. The Cheshire Cat appears and disappears. Why not? The playing-card people are frightening one minute, and “only a pack of cards” the next minute. Of course. We all know the feeling.

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RESUMEN The story of the madman, Rafael, and his gold ring is a story of murder, mystery and love. Many people know part of Rafael’s story, but no one knows the whole truth. One man tries to find out what really happened…

(Bernard Smith) UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE (Thomas Hardy)

Dick Dewy lives in the village of Upper Mellstock. He sings in the choir with his father and grandfather. Then one day a new school teacher, Fancy Day, comes to the village. Soon Dick is in love with her… but so are Mr Shiner and Mr Maybold. But does Fancy love Dick, and will she marry him?

JANE EYRE (Charlotte Bronte)

Jane Eyre is a poor young teacher who works for the rich Mr Rochester. She loves him and wants to marry him. He loves Jane too, but he has a secret which brings them great sadness.

THE LADY IN THE LAKE (Raymond Chandler)

The Lady in the Lake is a murder story. Private detective Philip Marlowe is looking for the wife of Derace Kingsley. Is she dead or not? Is she the lady in the lake?

DINO’S DAY IN LONDON (Stephen Rabley)

A wealthy actress wants her son, Dino, to have a cultural tour of London by taxi. There is a taxi tour, but it’s not quite as expected.

MAISIE AND THE DOLPHIN (Stephen Rabley)

Maisie lives in the Caribbean. She is unhappy because her parents haven’t got enough money to keep their animal hospital open. However, Maisie’s friendship with a dolphin leads to a discovery which changes everything.

MARCEL AND THE MONA LISA (Stephen Rabley)

Marcel is a French mouse, and a detective. One evening, at the Louvre museum, he sees a man steal a famous painting –the Mona Lisa. Marcel follows the thief to Venice and risks his life to get the painting back again.

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (Stephen Rabley)

Joanna Jimbuku is a nurse in north Australia, where she works with a Flying Doctor. One day a baby is so ill that Joanna has to take her to hospital in Sydney. Will the baby live? And will Joanna accept an unexpected job offer in the big city?

APRIL IN MOSCOW (Stephen Rabley)

April Fox is very excited when the dance company she works for is invited to visit Moscow. April has a very busy time there – dancing and seeing as much of the city as possible. She also gests to know a young man called Nikolai…

THE FIREBOY (Stephen Rabley)

Hapu lives in Ancient Egypt. He works for his father, a goldsmith. One day Hapu has a wonderful idea. He decides to make a beautiful gold necklace for Queen Cleopatra.

FLYING HOME (Stephen Rabley)

Felix the parakeet is miserable in his cage in a New York apartment. He manages to escape and starts flying south.. His hope is to go back to the Brazilian rainforest. Will he find his home again?

TINKERS ISLAND (Stephen Rabley)

The year is 1798, and Jenny and her father, Sam Tinker, are working in the market. Sam gets mistaken for a thief and finds himself on a ship full of criminals. They are on their way to Australia. Jenny has her own plants to rescue him.

DANGEROUS GAME (William Harris)

William and Julie seemed the perfect, happy couple. Then suddenly Julie dies and William finds himself alone except for his friend, Louis. Every week they play a game of chess. Then one night William discovers a new friend –a playful ghost. Together they make up their own special game. But soon the game changes. It’s no longer any fun – it’s becoming dangerous, and William doesn’t want to play it any more. But the ghost won’t let him stop…

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RESUMEN The story of the madman, Rafael, and his gold ring is a story of murder, mystery and love. Many people know part of Rafael’s story, but no one knows the whole truth. One man tries to find out what really happened…

(Bernard Smith)

It’s the summer vacation, and Mike is an assistant van driver. While working, he meets a girl called Jennifer –and likes her very much. They decide to meet at Cinema One to watch a movie. But that night the traffic’s terrible, Mike forgets his money and his keys, and the police think he’s criminal. Mike’s going to be very late – and Jennifer’s going to be very angry. Duncan McTavish and his dog, Jock, live in a castle on a Scottish island. One day Duncan gets an electricity bill for £5,000. He doesn’t have any money, and he can’t pay the bill. There is only one thing he can do –sell his island. A famous pop star comes to look at it… It’s Xmas Eve in London but mean, old Ebenezer Scrooge isn’t celebrating. In his opinion, Xmas is “a waste of time and money”. That night, he has a strange experience. Four ghosts visit Scrooge and show him his past, present and future. Gradually, Scrooge begins to understand that he has to change.

MIKE´S LUCKY DAY (Leslie Dunkling) ISLAND FOR SALE (Anne Collins) A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Charles Dickens) KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE (D.K. Swan & Michael West)

TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS (John Turvey)

ROBIN HOOD (D.K. Swan)

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES (Charles Dickens)

RIP VAN WINKLE and other stories (Washington Irving)

GREAT BRITISH GHOSTS (Nick McIver)

writes in the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities as he paints a picture of life in England and France. The year is late 1775, and Jarvis Lorry travels from London to Paris on a secret mission for his employer, Tellson’s Bank. Joining him on his journey is Lucie Manette, a 17-year-old woman who is stunned to learn that her father, Doctor Alexandre Manette, is alive and has recently been released after having been secretly imprisoned in Paris for 18 years. Washington Irving's ‘‘Rip Van Winkle’’ is one of the best-known short stories in American literature. That is to say, the character of Rip Van Winkle, the man who sleeps for twenty years and awakens to a greatly changed world and a long beard, is one of the best-known characters in American popular culture, widely recognized through his many appearances and references in books, movies, cartoons, and advertisements. Britain has always been famous for the ghosts which are said to haunt its old buildings: the castles, theatres and churches. Great British ghosts visits the wild mountains of Scotland, where the ghost of Earl Beardie –dead for over five hundred years— plays cards with the Devil! It visits, too, the Tower of London, scene of so many royal executions, and where famous figures re-live the past. Perhaps you don’t believe in ghosts –yet. Read this book, and you may find that you must believe in them.

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IRELAND (Patrick Tolfree)

DOUBLE FEAR and other stories (John Escott) SHAKESPEARE DETECTIVE and other short stories (S.H. Burton) SCOTLAND (David Hill) AUSTRALIA (Elizabeth Laird) DAVID COPPERFIELD (Charles Dickens)

TREASURE ISLAND (R.L. Stevenson)

JAPANESE RED and other short stories (Lewis Red) THE LOST LOVE and other stories (Jan Carew)

Ireland, the “Emerald Isle” is famous for the green of its countryside and its warm-hearted people. It is a country of strong traditions, a land of poetry and song. The Irish have a strong independent spirit, a distinctive character and a wonderful sense of humour. This book will show you why so many people love to visit Ireland and why so many of the Irish who now live in other countries long to return) “The snow came to the south one day in January, and on that day Greg Mason saw his Double.” So begins “Double fear”, the first of the three stories in this chilling new collection. Greg’s Double is exactly like him. He wears the same clothes, he has the same face, hair and eyes. Only his smile is different; it is not a nice Julie walked across the room and sat down. Her face was white. She wasn’t very well – I could see that. But she was brave and she smiled at me. “What am I going to do, John? He’s trying to hurt me because. I’ve got Cordelia’s part in the play. Why? Who is he?” “I don’t know, Julie, but I believe he’s dangerous.” Scotland is one of the most beautiful parts of Great Britain. It is famous for its mountains, lakes, glens and castles. But it is also famous for its history and traditions, its historical characters, its dancing, the Kilt and the bagpipes and, of course, the Loch Ness Monster. Australia is famous for koalas and kangaroos, sunshine and surfers. But how much do you really know about the world’s largest island? Do you know what a “jumbuck” is? Or a “surfie”? A “barbie”? Come on a tour of Australia and find out! Explore the most beautiful parts of Australia, from Ayers Rock to the Great Barrier Reef, and see for yourself what Australia is really like… Charles Dickens is perhaps Britain’s most famous writer and this is one of his most famous books. It was written in 1850 and follows the sometimes happy, sometimes sad life of David as he grows up. It is filled with the funny and interesting people that he meets and which Dickens so richly describes. “Treasure” island is the island on the map that young Jim Hawkins finds in the wooden chest of Billy Bones, the dead sea captain. The local squire, the doctor and Jim decide to find treasure and they buy a ship. But when they look for a crew to sail the ship, they choose the cruel men who have been following Billy Bones and his map with the fearful “black spot.” The adventures that the true and honest Englishmen have with the pirates, led by the one-legged Long John Silver, have made this exciting story a classic of English Literature. “Lenny sat down in an old armchair and read a book. But he kept an eye on Dr Spinks. The old man walked about the shop. He stopped and looked here and there, but never at the goldfish bowl. The bowl came from Italy, and was Venetian glass, and it could bring a lot of money. Dr. Spinks moved on. For a time he looked at the little red flowers of a house plant. Then he made his way to a small white horse –it stood to the right of the goldfish bowl.” One summer’s day, a young man is walking along a quiet country road. He meets a girl. She takes him to her home in a nearby village. But the village is not on the map, the people there wear strange clothes, and they cook their food in pots over the fire. Can this really be England?

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RESUMEN The Great Armando was a strange, brave man. His escape tricks were the most important thing in the world to him. He liked to say that there wasn’t a lock or a prison that he couldn’t escape from. But at that time, he hadn’t met Sheriff Jules Massim, in Detroit. Massim was going to put Armando in straitjacket, and then into a strong bag with a lock. He was going to put that inside a box and drop the box into an ice-cold river in winter. Could Armando escape? The Romans came to Cambridge in the first century A.D. They built the first bridge over the river Cam and gave the town its name. Today, Cambridge is best known for its historic university and this book visits the most famous of the colleges, traces their growth and history, and names their most famous ex–students. But Cambridge is also the centre for the most advanced research in medicine and science, and is a thriving town in its own right. Old meets new in every aspect of life in Cambridge, a fascinating insight into one of Britain’s most fascinating towns. Graham Reed is a professor at the university of Cambridge. His brother is a commanding officer in the British army. How can Professor Reed hope to write interesting letters to his brother? The army in Germany is much more exciting than the quiet life he leads in Cambridge… or is it? One evening, Phileas Fogg is reading a newspaper. “The railway is now complete in India”, he tells his friends. “A person can now go round the world in eighty days.” “It isn’t possible”, his friends say. “You have forgotten bad weather. Perhaps the ships will arrive late, or will catch fire. Trains can be late too”. But Phileas Fogg is an exact man. He makes a bet with his friends. He bets twenty thousand pounds that he can go round the world in eighty days. And he leaves that night for Paris, with his servant Passepartout, and a small bag of clothes… 1000 years ago, Oxford was a rich town. There were a lot of churchmen in the city. Some churchmen gave lessons in churches, and students came to Oxford from other parts of Britain and form Europe. Slowly, a university began to grow, and it grew richer and stronger. Oxford is about history, but it is also about today. It meets some students and gives you a taste of life –the fun and the hard work- at one of Britain’s most famous universities.

LOVE IS A GIMMICK and other short stories (Paul Gallico)

CAMBRIDGE (Ronald Carter)

THE SPY and other stories (Paul Victor) ROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (Jules Verne)

OXFORD (D´Arcy Adrian-Vallance)

THE LADY IN THE LAKE (Raymond Chandler)

The Lady in the Lake is a murder story. Private detective Philip Marlowe is looking for the wife of Derace Kingsley. Is she dead or not? Is she the lady in the lake?

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE MYSTERY OF BOSCOMBE POOL (Arthur Conan Doyle)

Who killed Charles McCarthy? And why? Was it really his son? Sherlock Holmes, the famous English detective, must answer these questions. His friend, Dr Watson, helps him to find the murderer.

UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE (Thomas Hardy)

Dick Dewy lives in the village of Upper Mellstock. He sings in the choir with his father and grandfather. Then one day a new school teacher, Fancy Day, comes to the village. Soon Dick is in love with her… but so are Mr Shiner and Mr Maybold. But does Fancy love Dick, and will she marry him?

JANE EYRE (Charlote Bronte)

Jane Eyre is a poor young teacher who works for the rich Mr Rochester. She loves him and wants to marry him. He loves Jane too, but he has a secret which brings them great sadness.

GHOST STORIES (R. Kipling and others)

Three stories, three ghosts. There is a dangerous woman in a picture in a room in a tower. A young woman marries an older man and arrives at his house. But his dead wife is still there. A dead man walks through a house every night because he wants the people there to catch his killer. Sometimes the dead return…

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THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS (John Buchan)

MONEY TO BURN (John Escott)

RESUMEN Mia is on holiday with her mother and grandfather in a small town by the sea. She sees a mysterious bird again and again. She knows she has to follow it, but why? Where will the bird take her? What will she have to do? One evening Hannay returns home and finds Scudder dead on the floor. Hannay knows that his own life is in danger. He has to live if he is going to save his country. But who are his enemies? What are they trying to do? And what did Scudder mean when he wrote the words “thirty-nine steps” in his secret notebook? A man is killed in Richard Hannay’s apartment. The police think Hannay is the murderer. This is the start of an exciting spy story. Can Hannay is the murderer. This is the start of an exciting spy story. Can Hannay find the real killers? And what is the secret of the thirty-nine steps? Some robbers steal a lot of money and escape in a stolen car. Because the weather is very bad they have to stop at a farm. A young girl and her brother are alone at the farm. The robbers catch her brother but they do not catch the girl. What can she do?

BLACK BEAUTY (Anna Sewell)

This is the story of the life and adventures of a beautiful horse: Black Beauty. Black Beauty works hard for all his owners, who are sometimes cruel, sometimes kind; sometimes rich, sometimes poor. Will he ever find true happiness?

TWICE SHY (Dick Francis)

Two brothers, two stories. A thief wants something he thinks the brothers have got. A computer programme which tells you which horse is going to win a race. The thief is ready to kill for the programme.

CHOCKY (John Wyndham)

Matthew has a friend that no one can see: Chocky. Everyone else thinks Chocky is not real. But she is. She lives in Matthew’s head. He starts to do strange things. No one understands what is happening. What can his mother and father do to help him? And what will Chocky do?

SIMPLY SUSPENSE (J.Y.K. Kerr)

Three exciting short stories. Three people are in dangerous places. What can they do? Who can help them? What is going to happen?

THE BLACK CAT and other stories (Edgar Allan Poe)

These four stories of murder and mystery will frighten you! Edgar Allan Poe writes about terrible people with strange lives. Do you have a black cat …?

PERSUASION (Jane Austen)

Persuasion is a story of love and marriage. Anne Elliott and Captain Wentworth meet again after many years. They are in love, but are they going to marry?

THE ELEPHANT MAN (Tim Vicary)

ROBINSON CRUSOE (Daniel Defoe)

He is not beautiful. His mother does not want him, children run away from him. People laugh at him, and call him “The Elephant Man.” Then someone speaks to him –and listens to him! At the age of 27, Joseph Merrick finds a friend for the first time in his life. This is a true and tragic story. It is now also a famous film. “I often walked along the shore, and one day I saw something in the sand. I went over to look at it more carefully… It was a footprint –the footprint of a man!” In 1659 Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a small island off the coast of South America. After fifteen years alone, he suddenly learns that there is another person on the island. But will this man be a friend –or an enemy?

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TÍTULO (AUTOR) THE DEATH OF KAREN SILKWOOD (Joyce Hannam)

FRANKENSTEIN (Mary Shelley)

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (Tim Vicary)

THE BRONTË STORY (Tim Vicary)

RESUMEN This is the story of Karen Silkwood. It begins with her death. Why does her story begin where it should end? Certain people wanted her death to be an ending. Why? What were they afraid of? Karen Silkwood had something to tell us, and she believed that it was important. Why didn’t she live to tell us? Will we ever know what really happened? The questions go on and on, but there are no answers. This is a true story. It happened in Oklahoma, USA, where Karen Silkwood lived and worked… and died. Victor Frankenstein thinks he has found the secret of life. He takes parts from dead people and builds a new “man”. But this monster is so big and frightening that everyone runs away from him –even Frankenstein himself! The monster is like an enormous baby who needs love. But nobody gives him love, and soon he learns to hate. And, because he is so strong, the next thing he learns is how to kill… England and Scotland in the 1500s. Two famous queens –Mary, the Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I, the Protestant Queen of England. It was an exciting and a dangerous time to be alive, and to be a queen. Mary was Queen of Scotland when she was one week old. At sixteen, she was also Queen of France. She was tall and beautiful, with red-gold hair. Many men loved her and died for her. But she also had many enemies –men who said: “The death of Mary is the life of Elizabeth.” On a September day in 1821, in the church of a Yorkshire village, a man and six children stood around a grave. They were burying a woman: the man’s wife, the children’s mother. The children were all very young, and within a few years the two oldest were dead, too. Close to the wild beauty of the Yorkshire moors, the father brought up his young family. Who had heard of the Brontës of Haworth, then? Branwell died while he has still a young man, but the three sisters who were left had an extraordinary gift. They could write marvellous stories – Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall… But Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë did not live to grow old or to enjoy their fame. Only their father was left, alone with his memories.

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ADVENTURES OF SINDBAD THE SAILOR (D.K. Swan)

Sinbad the Sailor went to sea seven times and his voyages were always dangerous. He met giant men, snakes and birds, strange monkey-men, and the Old Man of the Sea. But he always came back safely to tell his story!.

TALES FROM HANS ANDERSEN (D.K. Swan) THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (Mark Twain)

THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (Jules Verne)

- The ugly duckling - The nightingale - The little mermaid - The Emperor’s new clothes. - Thumbelina On the same day two boys are born: the pauper Tom and prince Edvard. As a kid, Tom sneaks into the palace garden and meet the prince. They change clothes with each other but the guards discover them and throw out the prince, since they are almost identical. Nobody believes them when they try to tell the truth. Soon after, the old king dies and the prince will inherit the throne. On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist who has eliminated class distinction among the island's inhabitants. Dakkar, his daughter Sonia and her fiance, engineer Nicolai Roget have designed a submarine which Roget pilots on its initial voyage just before the island is overrun by Baron Falon, despotic ruler of Hetvia. Falon sets out after Roget in a second submarine and the two craft, diving to the ocean's floor, discover a strange land populated by dragons, giant squid and an eerie undiscovered humanoid race.

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THE SECRET GARDEN (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

RESUMEN The Secret Garden is about a garden that has been locked up for ten years and is discovered by a young girl named Mary Lennox. Mary has come from India, orphaned, spoiled, sickly and determined that she will not like living with her uncle, Mr. Craven. When Mary discovered the garden she began caring for it with the aid of her new friend Dicken. The garden and Mary experience a great transformation. While staying at her uncle's, Mary uncovered another secret, her cousin, Colin. Colin believed he was incurable, bedridden and destined to die. His tantrums were so frightening that the servants performed every request made by him in order to keep him calm. Mary hoped that by taking Colin to the garden he would learn to love the garden and its magic would work wonders on him.

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE DANCING MEN (A. Conan Doyle & D.K. Swan)

Elsie Patrick’s father is a gangster in America. He’s Number One in the Dancing Men gang. The gang is evil. Elise goes to England. There, she marries a good man –John Hilton. But soon Elsie gets a letter from America and she sees pictures of little dancing men. She is afraid. Why? What are the dancing men? Can Sherlock Holmes help?

THE MYSTERY OF THE LOCH NESS MONSTER (Leslie Dunkling)

What is a monster? What is a loch? This book answers your questions. Here you can read the real story of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Scientists think “she” is a creature from the past, but they cannot give us all the answers. This book has photographs and newspaper stories. In Scotland you can buy books, pictures and games about the monster, but is the monster real? What do you think?

MORE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (John Turvey)

Was there once a man called Robin Hood? Some people think so, and others think not. But there are many old stories about him. When bad men took his lands, he ran away to Sherwood Forest near Nottingham. There he lived with his friends: Little John, Friar Tuck and many others. They killed and ate the king’s deer, and stole from the rich. King Richard, who ruled then, was always fighting in other countries. So his brother, John, ruled England for him. Prince John was a bad man, and his sheriff in Nottingham was no better. The Sheriff was always trying to catch Robin Hood and kill him. But Robin Hood knew the forest well, and the people loved him. He was not afraid of the Sheriff and his men.

TALES OF HORROR (Bram Stoker)

Three strange and frightening short stories by the author of Dracula: The Judge’s House. The Iron Maiden. The Return of Abel Behena.

THE ESCAPE and other stories (V. Somerset Maugham)

Maugham takes us from England to France, to Chicago and to the beautiful island of Tahiti. Roger Charing is engaged to marry Ruth, but he changes his mind. We read how he makes his clever Escape. Many men fall in love with Louise. But she is selfish and uses her poor health to live as she pleases. In The Ant and the Grasshopper, George and Tom are brothers. One works hard and is unhappy. The other is lazy but enjoys his life. Romance on the Pacific island of Tahiti leads to The Fall of Edward Barnard.

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RESUMEN On his first voyage Gulliver is shipwrecked. He comes in Lilliput, a land were all the people are twelve times as short as he is. He learns their language their laws and their habits. He gets a title of honour when he takes the fleet of Blefuscu out of the water. But when he makes water on the emperor's palace it's decided he should die. But he escapes. On his second voyage he gets into a great storm and comes in a land of giants (12 times as big as he is). He is found by a farmer. Who takes him to a market and to the metropolis? He is sold to the queen. He learns that these people are very nice. At the end he is picked up by a large bird and dropped in the sea, where he is picked up by a ship. Young d’Artagnan comes to Paris in 1627 with a dream – to become a King’s Musketeer. He soon makes friends with 3 brave soldiers. After a short time d’Artagnan has fallen in love – and into great danger. Can he and his friends fight against the evil plans of the beautiful Milady and the cruel Cardinal Richelieu?

GULLIVER´S TRAVELS (Jonathan Swift)

THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Alexandre Dumas)

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (Oscar Wilde)

“When we are happy, we are always good, “ says Lord Henry, “but when we are good, we are not always happy.” Lord Henry’s lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Gray into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven –even murder- if it can make people laugh at a dinner party.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Lewis Carroll)

Alice in Wonderland was not written as a book for grown-ups. It was for children. It must have been a great surprise. But are the things that happen in Alice really so surprising? We –children and grown-ups– have all been in Wonderland in our dreams. We are not really surprised when Alice changes her size; we have done that in our own dreams. The Cheshire Cat appears and disappears. Why not? The playing-card people are frightening one minute, and “only a pack of cards” the next minute. Of course, we all know the feeling.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Lewis Carroll)

The same as above.

THE CANTERBURY TALES (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales has a group of people each telling a story, but our interest is as much in the story-tellers as in the stories. Each of them is a real person. Chaucer introduces them in the Prologue, and then we meet them again between stories. Before long, we feel that we know them personally. We don’t have pardoners and summoners today, but we all know people with characters just like the pardoner and the summoner. The Tales are told (in Chaucer’s book) in poetry

MARIE CURIE (Beverley Birch)

Marie Curie was the brilliant scientist who discovered radium nearly a hundred years ago. It was a discovery that changed the world: doctors were later able to help people with cancer and scientists came to know more about the atom. This book tells the story of her life of struggle, success and disaster, and of her devotion to her work which continues to help millions of people throughout the world.

MARTIN LUTHER KING (Valerie Schloredt & Pam Brown)

Martin Luther King was the leader of the campaign for black civil rights in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s. This book tells the story of the peaceful demonstrations he held in the southern states demanding equal rights for blacks. He faced enormous opposition but his non-violent struggle for freedom won changes for the blacks of America and opened the eyes of the world to the injustice of racial discrimination

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Kenneth Grahame)

A linked series of animal tales by Kenneth Grahame, considered a classic of English children’s literature. The book was begun as a series of bedtime stories for Grahame’s son and was published in 1908. The tales relate the adventures of four animal friends and neighbours in he English countryside Mole, Rat, Toad (of Toad Hill), and Badger. Although the animals converse and behave like humans, each creature also retains its distinctive animal habits. Review by child: “My mom made me read it. She always picks the worst books! Surprisingly, after the first 10 pages, I couldn’t put it down. This group of friends is more than the story of adventure. It’s the story of them.”

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Charles Dickens)

It’s Christmas Eve in London but mean, old Ebenezer Scrooge isn’t celebrating. In his opinion, Xmas is “a waste of time and money”. That night, he has a strange experience. Four ghosts visit Scrooge and show him his past, present and future. Gradually, Scrooge begins to understand that he has to change.

GANDHI His life was the message (Donn Byrne)

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in a small seatown in India in 1869. His family were simple people. But when Gandhi died in 1948, he had become “the father of the nation” and people in India and throughout the world were sad. How did Gandhi become so famous? What special powers did he possess? Was he a saint – or a politician? Gandhi: his life was the message tells the life story of a man whose ideas are still valued and discussed everywhere today

KIDNAPPED (Robert Louis Stevenson) IT NEVER SNOWS IN ENGLAND (Peter Ferguson)

CATCH A THIEF and other short stories (Richard Musman)

BLACK BEAUTY (Anna Sewell)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Lewis Carroll)

Kidnapped and cheated out of his inheritance, young David Balfour falls in with a Jacobite adventurer, Alan Breck Stewart. Falsely accused of murder, they must flee across the Highlands, evading the redcoats. Sally Thompson is a schoolgirl and she is learning to ski. Ski? The rain in winter is cold, the ski mat that she falls on is hard, and Brenda Moore always laughs at her at school. But Sally is brave, and one day her skiing helps a friend … [“Here we go!” said Bertie, beginning to run. When he reached the car he could hardly believe his eyes. It was a completely new Rolls Royce, with enough room in if for eight people. The man must be worth a million pounds, Bertie thought, and all from diamonds! He looked through the windows. There were papers Iying on the back seat, but he could not read what was on them. He tried the doors. Three of them were locked. But the fourth was not. “Ah!” he cried, pulling it open. At the same time he felt a hand on his arm, and an angry voice said right in his ear, “And what do you think you’re doing?”] This extract from The Empty Street is one of the eight short stories of crime and detection in Catch a Thief. This is the story of the life and adventures of a beautiful horse: Black Beauty. Black Beauty works hard for all his owners, who are sometimes cruel, sometimes kind; sometimes rich, sometimes poor. Will he ever find true happiness? Alice in Wonderland was not written as a book for grown-ups. It was for children. It must have been a great surprise. But are the things that happen in Alice really so surprising? We –children and grown-ups– have all been in Wonderland in our dreams. We are not really surprised when Alice changes her size; we have done that in our own dreams. The Cheshire Cat appears and disappears. Why not? The playing-card people are frightening one minute, and “only a pack of cards” the next minute. Of course, we all know the feeling.

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THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (Mark Twain) MARCEL GOES TO HOLLYWOOD (Stephen Rabley) CHANCE OF A LIFETIME (Margaret Iggulden) ANOTHER WORLD (Elaine O´Reilly) THE ELEPHANT MAN (Tim Vicary)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Jennifer Bassett)

VOODO ISLAND (Michael Duckworth)

SKYJACK (Tim Vicary)

A TALE OF TWO CITIES (Charles Dickens)

On the same day two boys are born: the pauper Tom and prince Edvard. As a kid, Tom sneaks into the palace garden and meet the prince. They change clothes with each other but the guards discover them and throw out the prince, since they are almost identical. Nobody believes them when they try to tell the truth. Soon after, the old king dies and the prince will inherit the throne Marcel is a French mouse, and a very fine detective. He and his friend, Céline, are on holiday in Los Angeles. They’re staying at the home of Arnold Waldman, a famous film director. But on the first night of their holiday, Arnold’s daughter is kidnapped … Helen Davies is sad and lonely when her boyfriend, Tom, goes to Australia without her. But then a friend encourages her to take an exciting new job and Helen sets off on a journey round Europe; an adventurous journey that brings her new confidence, new hope and the chance to find out more about herself – the chance of a lifetime! In Eden City the sun always shines, people never grow old and everyone is happy. For BZXY741, a young student, life seems perfect. But one day he meets Eve, a girl who is different from the rest, a girl who shows him that there is another world … He is not beautiful. His mother does not want him, children run away from him. People laugh at him, and call him “The Elephant Man.” Then someone speaks to him –and listens to him! At the age of 27, Joseph Merrick finds a friend for the first time in his life. This is a true and tragic story. It is now also a famous film. It is 1880, in the Opera House in Paris. Everybody is talking about the Phantom of the Opera, the ghost that lives somewhere under the Opera House. The Phantom is a man in black clothes. He is a head without a head; he is a head without a body. He has a yellow face, he has no nose, and he has black holes for eyes. Everybody is afraid of the phantom –the singers, the dancers, the directors, the stage workers … But who has actually, seen him? Mr James Conway wants to make money. He wants to build new houses and shops –and he wants to build them on an old graveyard, on the island of Haiti. There is only one old man who still visits the graveyard; and Mr Conway is not afraid of one old man. But the old man has friends –friends in the graveyard, friends who lie dead, under the ground. And when Mr Conway starts to build his houses, he makes the terrible mistake of disturbing the sleep of the dead! When a large plane is hijacked, the Prime Minister looks at the list of passengers and suddenly becomes very, very frightened. There is a name on the list that the Prime Minister knows very well –too well. There is someone on that plane who will soon be dead –if the hijackers can find out who he is! And there isn’t much time. One man lies dead on the runway. In a few minutes the hijackers will use their guns again. And the Prime Minister knows who they are going to kill. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” Dickens writes in the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities as he paints a picture of life in England and France. The year is late 1775, and Jarvis Lorry travels from London to Paris on a secret mission for his employer, Tellson’s Bank. Joining him on his journey is Lucie Manette, a 17year-old woman who is stunned to learn that her father, Doctor Alexandre Manette, is alive and has recently been released after having been secretly imprisoned in Paris for 18 years.

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(Stephen Rabley) THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (Mark Twain) THE JUNGLE BOOK (Rudyard Kipling) CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS IN BRITAIN (Stephen Rabley)

THE MYSTERY OF THE LOCH NESS MONSTER (Leslie Dunkling)

GIRL AGAINST THE JUNGLE (Monica Vincent) THE MISSING COINS (John Escott)

EARRINGS FROM FRANKFURT (Reg Wright)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Lewis Carroll)

DINO´S DAY IN LONDON (Stephen Rabley)

Li Sun is living happily in Blue Moon Valley, but her grandmother thinks it is time for her to go to the big city and work in her uncle’s circus. The Emperor’s visit to the circus changes Li Sun’s life, and she has to make some difficult decisions. On the same day two boys are born: the pauper Tom and prince Edvard. As a kid, Tom sneaks into the palace garden and meet the prince. They change clothes with each other but the guards discover them and throw out the prince, since they are almost identical. Nobody believes them when they try to tell the truth. Soon after, the old king dies and the prince will inherit the throne. A baby is left in the jungle. He will be adopted by a pack of wolves and will learn the laws of the jungle. From Scotland to Cornwall, Britain is full of customs and traditions. A lot of them have very long histories. Some are funny and some are strange. But they’re all interesting. Some British customs and traditions are famous all over the world. Bowler hats, drinking tea and talking about the weather, for example. But who was Guy Fawkes? Is the Queen the only person in Britain with two birthdays? This book on British customs and traditions will tell you. What is a monster? What is a loch? This book answers your questions. Here you can read the real story of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Scientists think “she” is a creature from the past, but they cannot give us all the answers. This book has photographs and newspaper stories. In Scotland you can buy books, pictures and games about the monster, but is the monster real? What do you think? On Christmas Eve, Suzanne and her mother are flying from Lima back to their home in Pucallpa. But suddenly there is a storm and the plane crashes. Suzanne’s mother is dead and Suzanne is lost and alone in the South American jungle. This is the true story of ten dangerous days in the jungle and of a girl’s struggle to stay alive. Pete and Carla are both students at the University of Bath. One day in summer they are walking round the city and decide to look at some very old coins and stamps in a shop. Pete wants to buy some, but they are too expensive. Later that afternoon the coins are missing from the shop –and the shopkeeper wants to find Pete… Richard Walton is in trouble again. He has lost his job, and he has borrowed money from his sister, Jennifer – again. And now he has disappeared. Jennifer is looking for him, and so are the police. They both have some questions that they want to ask him. How did he lose his job? Why did he fly to Frankfurt? Who gave his girlfriend those very expensive gold earrings? Only Richard can answer these questions. But nobody can find Richard. Alice in Wonderland was not written as a book for grown-ups. It was for children. It must have been a great surprise. But are the things that happen in Alice really so surprising? We –children and grown-ups– have all been in Wonderland in our dreams. We are not really surprised when Alice changes her size; we have done that in our own dreams. The Cheshire Cat appears and disappears. Why not? The playing-card people are frightening one minute, and “only a pack of cards” the next minute. Of course. We all know the feeling A wealthy actress wants her son, Dino, to have a cultural tour of London by taxi. There is a taxi tour, but it’s not quite as expected.

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APRIL FOOLS’ DAY (L.G. Alexander) COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT (Caroline Laidlaw) TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION (Edgar Alan Poe)

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (Tim Vicary)

DRACULA (Bram Stoker)

LIFE ON EARTH and other pieces (Christine Lindop & Dominic Fisher) HIDDEN PICTURES and other pieces (Christine Lindop & Dominic Fisher) BILLY AND THE QUEEN (Stephen Rabley) THE EARTHQUAKE (Elizabeth Laird)

Six short stories about everyday life in Ireland in the early nineteen hundreds –about families, growing up, love and death in the city of Dublin. James Joyce, one of Ireland’s most famous writers, paints a clever and understanding picture of the city and its people. Jane’s two aunts, Agatha and Mary, quarrelled. They don’t speak to each other. Jane writes letters to each of them. To Aunt Agatha she writes bad things about Aunt Mary, and to Aunt Mary she writes bad things about Aunt Agatha. She wants their money. But one day, something goes wrong. My dear aunt tells the story. It is April 1st. It is April Fool’s Day. Joe Selby wants to play a joke on Puddleton, his village. Why is he digging a hole in his garden? Why isn’t he working on his farm? Mr ‘Nosey’ Parker thinks he knows the answers to there questions. By 10 o’clock at night, Joe has shown that ‘Nosey’ and all the people in the village are fools! Why does Joe Carter’s scientist father move his satellite dish in the middle of the night? Why does he disappear the next day? Will Joe’s mother arrive safely in Australia? Joe and his friends follow Professor Carter to Dead Man’s Island. But can they stop the war in space? Will they beat the Countdown to Midnight? The human mind is a dark, bottomless pit, and sometimes it works in strange and frightening ways. That sound in the night… is it a door banging in the wind, or a murdered man knocking inside his coffin? The face in the mirror … is it yours, or the face of someone standing behind you, who is never there when you turn round? England and Scotland in the 1500s. Two famous queens – Mary, the Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I, the Protestant Queen of England. It was an exciting and a dangerous time to be alive, and to be a queen. Mary was Queen of Scotland when she was one week old. At sixteen, she was also Queen of France. She was tall and beautiful, with red-gold hair. Many men loved her and died for her. But she also had many enemies – men who said: ‘The death of Mary is the life of Elizabeth.’ In the mountains of Transylvania there stands a castle. It is the home of Count Dracula – a dark, lonely place, and at night the wolves howl around the walls. In the year 1875 Jonathan Harker comes from England to do business with the Count. But Jonathan does not feel comfortable at Castle Dracula. Strange things happen at night, and very soon, he begins to feel afraid. And he is right to be afraid, because Count Dracula is one of the Un-Dead – a vampire that drinks the blood of living people … Who invented the personal stereo? How much water do you need to make a car? How do you make a paper glider? Is Europe really smaller than we think? How tall was the tallest man? You’ll find out the answers to these questions, and much more, as you read Life on Earth and other pieces. What’s the Breakfast Club? How logically can you think? What’s it like living in a horse-drawn caravan? How do you make real American cookies? Can elephants really paint? You’ll find out the answers to these questions, and much more, as you read Hidden Pictures and other pieces. Billy and Rox are staying with their grandmother in Brighton. They dream of having expensive new bikes, but where will they find the money? Gran has a plan. The only things they need are a camera, a bit of luck – and the Queen of England! Gabriel loves Silvia and is very disappointed when she chooses to go out with rich, handsome Marco instead of him. But that evening a terrible earthquake strikes the town and their lives are changed for ever…

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DEATH IN THE FREEZER (Tim Vicary)

Ellen Shore’s family is an ordinary American family, and Ellen is six years old when her brother Al is born. Her parents are very pleased to have a son, but Ellen is not pleased, because now baby Al comes first. And when they are adults, Al still comes first. He begins a rock band and makes records. Soon he is rich and famous – very rich, but he gives nothing to his sister Ellen. She has a difficult life, with three young kids and very little money. And she learns to hate her rich, famous, unkind brother …

AS THE INSPECTOR SAID ... (retold by John Escott)

The murder plan seems so neat, so clever. How can it possibly, fail? And when Sonia’s stupid, boring little husband is dead; she will be free to marry her handsome lover. But perhaps the boring little husband is not so stupid after all… Murder plants that go wrong, a burglar who makes a bad mistake, a famous jewel thief who meets a very unusual detective … These five short stories from the golden age of crime writing are full of mystery and surprises.

CRAIGEN CASTLE MYSTERY (Rod Smith)

Each of the courtyards in Craigen Castle tells a tragic story. When Ed and Joan go to visit the castle, they discover that they cannot get out. As it gets darker, the past begins to come alive. Joan is terrified. It is all part of the plan. But whose plan is it?

KING ARTHUR and the knights of the round table (D.K. Swan & Michael West)

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GULLIVER´S TRAVELS (Jonathan Swift)

On his first voyage Gulliver is shipwrecked. He comes in Lilliput, a land were all the people are twelve times as short as he is. He learns their language their laws and their habits. He gets a title of honour when he takes the fleet of Blefuscu out of the water. But when he makes water on the emperor's palace it's decided he should die. But he escapes. On his second voyage he gets into a great storm and comes in a land of giants (12 times as big as he is). He is found by a farmer. Who takes him to a market and to the metropolis? He is sold to the queen. He learns that these people are very nice. At the end he is picked up by a large bird and dropped in the sea, where he is picked up by a ship.

THE LEOPARD AND THE LIGHTHOUSE (Anne Collins)

Sindi is a beautiful island off the coast of Africa. One day a hungry leopard swims across from the mainland and hides in the light-house. How will the people of Sindi catch the leopard before it comes out looking for food?

THE EARTHQUAKE (Elizabeth Laird)

Gabriel loves Silvia and is very disappointed when she chooses to go out with rich, handsome Marco instead of him. But that evening a terrible earthquake strikes the town and their lives are changed for ever…

CHANCE OF A LIFETIME (Margaret Iggulden) ISLAND FOR SALE (Anne Collins) SIMON AND THE SPY (Elizabeth Laird)

Helen Davies is sad and lonely when her boyfriend, Tom, goes to Australia without her. But then a friend encourages her to take an exciting new job and Helen sets off on a journey round Europe; an adventurous journey that brings her new confidence, new hope and the chance to find out more about herself – the chance of a lifetime! Duncan McTavish and his dog, Jock, live in a castle on a Scottish island. One day Duncan gets an electricity bill for £5,000. He doesn’t have any money, and he can’t pay the bill. There is only one thing he can do – sell his island. A famous pop star comes to look at it … The police are looking everywhere for a spy. Simon Simple is so busy trying to start a holiday romance with Samantha, he does not see what is in front of his nose …

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and other ghost stories (M.R. James) THE MISSING COINS (John Escott)

ROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (Jules Verne)

THE BOY FROM YESTERDAY (John Davage) THE RING (Bernard Smith)

LOST IN NEW YORK (John Escott)

MARIA´S DILEMA (Julia Newsome)

THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS (John Bucham)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Lewis Carroll)

TINKERS FARM (Stephen Rabley)

RESUMEN Five short stories about ghosts, evil spirits and creatures of the night. Beware! Don’t turn your light out immediately after you’ve finished reading. Something may be waiting for you in the dark… Pete and Carla are both students at the University of Bath. One day in summer they are walking round the city and decide to look at some very old coins and stamps in a shop. Pete wants to buy some, but they are too expensive. Late that afternoon the coins are missing from the shop – and the shopkeeper wants to find Pete … One evening, Phileas Fogg is reading a newspaper. “The railway is now complete in India”, he tells his friends. “A person can now go round the world in eighty days.” “It isn’t possible”, his friends say. “You have forgotten bad weather. Perhaps the ships will arrive late, or will catch fire. Trains can be late too”. But Phileas Fogg is an exact man. He makes a bet with his friends. He bets twenty thousand pounds that he can go round the world in eighty days. And he leaves that night for Paris, with his servant Passepartout, and a small bag of clothes … Sea Brid Cottage is the ideal place for a holiday. That’s what Mrs Dale and her children think when they first arrive. But the cottage has a sad history. What are the noises they hear at night? Who is the mysterious figure in the garden? And who is the boy from yesterday? The story of the madman, Rafael, and his gold ring is a story of murder, mystery and love. Many people know part of Rafael’s story, but no one knows the whole truth. One man tries to find out what really happened … Nicky has just got off the plane at New York to stay with his Aunt Carrie. But at once things start to go wrong… Soon Nicky finds that he is being taken on a terrifying tour of New York by a group of young people that he doesn’t even know. And the police are looking for him because they think he is a thief! Nicky is lost, alone and very scared. He has got to find Aunt Carrie before the police find him … When Maria discovers Harriet Beecham’s body in the river, she runs to tell the police. But first she takes something, a necklace. She knows that this is wrong, but she doesn’t realise that other people also want the necklace. And they will do anything to find it. When Richard Hannay’s neighbour. Scudder, tells him a secret, an exciting adventure begins. One evening Hannay knows that his own life is in danger. He has to live if he is going to save his country. But who are his enemies? What are they trying to do? And what did Scudder mean when he wrote the words “thirty-nine steps” in his secret notebook? Hannay needs to find the answers to these questions quickly. But his enemies are very dangerous and clever men who are prepared to kill anyone. Alice in Wonderland was not written as a book for grown-ups. It was for children. It must have been a great surprise. But are the things that happen in Alice really so surprising? We –children and grown-ups– have all been in Wonderland in our dreams. We are not really surprised when Alice changes her size; we have done that in our own dreams. The Cheshire Cat appears and disappears. Why not? The playing-card people are frightening one minute, and “only a pack of cards” the next minute. Of course, we all know the feeling. It is 1800 and Jenny and Sam Tinker arrive in the United States of America. They have to work very hard on a farm, but Jenny’s friendship with the Indian girl, Blue Sky, leads the Thinkers to a better life.

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TÍTULO (AUTOR) K´S FIRST CASE (L.G.Alexander)

NEW YORKERS (O. Henry)

TREASURE ISLAND (R.L. Stevenson)

RESUMEN Sir Michael Gray is dead. He was the victim of a murder and he was very rich. Who murdered him? And why? Katrina Kirby –or ‘K’ as she is called— is a detective and she wants to find the answers to these important questions. Was it Sir Michael’s wife, Lady Elizabeth? Or was it his secretary? Or his housekeeper? Or his brother? Or his friend? One of these five people is the murderer. This is K’s first case. Can you help her find the murderer? A housewife, a tramp, a lawyer, a waitress, an actress – ordinary people living ordinary lives in New York at the beginning of this century. The city has changed greatly since that time, but its people are much the same. Some are rich, some are poor, some are happy, some are sad, some have found love, some are looking for love. O. Henry’s famous short stories – sensitive, funny, sympathetic – give us vivid pictures of the everyday lives of these New Yorkers. ‘Sometimes I wake up at night. I can hear the sea around Treasure Island. I can hear the voice of Long John Silver’s parrot calling – “Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!” Jim Hawkins tells the story of the journey on the ship, the Hispaniola, to Treasure Island. And he tells of the battle with the pirates to get Captain Flint’s gold.

BRAVEHEART (Randall Wallace)

‘Sons of Scotland, you have come here to fight as free men… if you fight, perhaps you’ll die. If you run, you may live for a time. But at what cost? … I say we’ll always be free!’

DRACULA (Bram Stoker)

In the mountains of Transylvania there stands a castle. It is the home of Count Dracula- a dark, lonely place, and at night the wolves howl around the walls. In the year 1875 Jonathan Harker comes from England to do business with the Count. But Jonathan does not feel comfortable at Castle Dracula. Strange things happen at night, and very soon, he begins to feel afraid. And he is right to be afraid, because Count Dracula is one of the Un-Dead- a vampire that drinks the blood of living people...

HELP ! (Philip Prowse)

Frank Wormold is a writer. He doesn’t have much money and his wife is unhappy. To help him finish one of his stories he starts to use a computer. But the computer gives him more help than he wants. Then he really needs ‘help’!

THE DOUBLE BASS MYSTERY (Jeremy Harmer)

Penny Wade is a musician. She is enjoying her first visit to Barcelona with her orchestra. But first her double bass is lost, and then someone with her orchestra dies. The police want to know what happened and Penny’s life changes as she also slowly learns the truth.

JOHN DOE (Antoinette Moses)

The man they call John Doe lies in a hospital bed. He watches and thinks but says nothing. The doctor wants to know who he is. But John Doe leaves hospital, the doctor finds out more about him than just his real name.

SUPERBIRD (Brian Tomlinson) THE IRONING MAN (Colin Campbell) DOUBLE CROSS (Philip Prowse)

A spaceship crashes on a strange planet and everyone on it dies –except for one person. She helps the people of the planet to build their own spaceship, and returns home in it. But when she is back home with her own people, the real trouble begins. While Tom is at work in London, his wife Marina is left bored and alone in the small village where they live. She wishes for someone to do the housework for her and a strange thing happens. Her wish comes true, the Ironing Man enters her life, and everything begins to change for both Marina and Tom. A fast-moving international thriller set in Scandinavia, London and southern Africa. A politician nearly dies in Stockholm, and secret agent Monika Lundgren chases the would-be killer. As she races across the world she meets a strange football team, a rock musician, and a madman with dreams of world power.

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TÍTULO (AUTOR) ROBINSON CRUSOE (Daniel Defoe)

THE GREAT GATSBY (F. Scott Fitzgerald) THE GREAT GATSBY (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

RESUMEN “I often walked along the shore, and one day I saw something in the sand. I went over to look at it more carefully…It was a footprint –the footprint of a man!” In 1659 Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a small island off the coast of South America. After fifteen years alone, he suddenly learns that there is another person on the island. But will this man be a friend –or an enemy? No one knew where Jay Gatsby had come from or how he had become so rich. Everyone in New York went to the parties in Gatsby’s beautiful house on Long Island. They ate his food and drank his wine. But he was interested in only one person, Daisy Buchanan. He would do anything to please her. The same as above.

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MACBETH (William Shakespeare)

THE £ 1,000,000 BANK NOTE (Mark Twain)

DRACULA (Bram Stoker)

This great Shakespearean tragedy is set in a Scotland of witches and prophecy, of ghosts and murder, and of conspiracy and madness, and is a brilliant study of a man destroyed by the evil within him. Macbeth is loyal and courageous, and is a friend of King Duncan. However, after a battle he encounters three witches who tell him that one day he will be king of Scotland. At first Macbeth does not believe what the witches have promised. Then his wife makes a plan to kill Duncan Have you ever made a bet – a big bet? In the 1850’s, a young American finds himself in London by chance! He is penniless, and yet he leads the luxurious life of a millionaire. How can he do this? It’s all thanks to a bizarre bet, made by two eccentric gentlemen. This amazing story, with a surprise ending, is recorded in full on the accompanying cassette, along with the listening activities. In the mountains of Transylvania there stands a castle. It is the home of Count Dracula- a dark, lonely place, and at night the wolves howl around the walls. In the year 1875 Jonathan Harker comes from England to do business with the Count. But Jonathan does not feel comfortable at Castle Dracula. Strange things happen at night, and very soon, he begins to feel afraid. And he is right to be afraid, because Count Dracula is one of the Un-Dead- a vampire that drinks the blood of living people ...

STRANGER THAN FICTION (Phil Healey & Rick Glanvill)

A collection of real stories about strange and interesting things which appeared originally in The Guardian newspaper. Then in 1991 they were put together in a book, Urban Myths.

DRACULA (Bram Stoker)

When Jonathan Harker goes on a business trip to Transylvania with documents regarding the purchase of an estate in England, little does he know what the sinister intentions of his client, Count Dracula are …

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(Antoinette Moses) A PICTURE TO REMEMBER (Sarah Scott-Malden)

RESUMEN The man they call John Doe lies in a hospital bed. He watches and thinks but says nothing. The doctor wants to know who he is. But John Doe doesn´t answer his questions. Then, after John Doe leaves hospital, the doctor finds out more about him than just his real name. Cristina Rinaldi works for the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires. She loves art and is happy with her life. Then one day she has a motorbike accident and can´t remember some things. But there are two men who think she remembers too much, and they want to kill her before she tells the police what she saw.

A PICTURE TO REMEMBER (Sarah Scott-Malden)

The same as above.

APOLLO´S GOLD (Antoinette Moses)

Liz studies and teaches archaeology in Athens. She works hard and needs a holiday, so she goes to the beautiful and peaceful island of Sifnos. But the peace does not last long when a mysterious yacht arrives, one of the local men dies, and Liz becomes involved with some very dangerous people.

APOLLO´S GOLD (Antoinette Moses)

The same as above.

APOLLO´S GOLD (Antoinette Moses) SUPERBIRD (Brian Tomlinson) THE DOUBLE BASS MYSTERY (Jeremy Harmer) THE HOUSE BY THE SEA (Patricia Aspinall) THE HOUSE BY THE SEA (Patricia Aspinall) DOUBLE CROSS (Philip Prowse) THE IRONING MAN (Colin Campbell)

Liz studies and teaches archaeology in Athens. She works hard and needs a holiday, so she goes to the beautiful and peaceful island of Sifnos. But the peace does not last long when a mysterious yacht arrives, one of the local men dies, and Liz becomes involved with some very dangerous people. A spaceship crashes on a strange planet and everyone on it dies- except for one person. She helps the people of the planet to build their own spaceship, and returns home in it. But when she is back home with her own people, the real trouble begins. Penny Wade is a musician. She is enjoying her first visit to Barcelona with her orchestra. But first her double bass is lost, and then someone with her orchestra dies. The police want to know what happened, and Penny´s life changes as she also learns the truth. A married couple, Carl and Linda Anderson, buy a house by the sea to spend their weekends. But one weekend Linda does not arrive at the house and Carl begins to worry. What has happened to her? Who is the taxi driver that follows Carl? And how much do the people in the village really know? The same as above. A fast-moving international thriller set in Scandinavia, London and southern Africa. A politician nearly dies in Stockholm, and secret agent Monika Lundgren chases the would-be killer. As she races across the world she meets a strange football team, a rock musician, and a madman with dreams of world power. While Tom is at work in London, his wife Marina is left bored and alone in the small village where they live. She wishes for someone to do the housework for her and a strange thing happens. Her wish comes true, the ironing man enters her life, and everything begins to change for both Marina and Tom.

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(Philip Prowse)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Lewis Carroll)

WALKABOUT (James Vance Marshall) RAINMAN (Leonore Fleischer) BLUE MOON VALLEY (Stephen Rabey) THE GIFT OF THE MAGI and other stories (O. Henry) PROJECT-OMEGA (Elaine O´reilly) INSPECTOR THACKERAY CALLS (Kenneth James & Lloyd Mullen) HALLOWEEN HORROR (Gina D.B. Clemen)

MACBETH (William Shakespeare)

THE £ 1,000,000 BANK NOTE (Mark Twain)

RESUMEN Penny Wade is a musician. She is enjoying her first visit to Barcelona with her orchestra. But first her double bass is lost, and then someone with her orchestra dies. The police want to know what happened, and Penny’s life changes as she also slowly learns the truth Alice in Wonderland was not written as a book for grown-ups. It was for children. It must have been a great surprise. But are the things that happen in Alice really so surprising? We –children and grown-ups– have all been in Wonderland in our dreams. We are not really surprised when Alice changes her size; we have done that in our own dreams. The Cheshire Cat appears and disappears. Why not? The playing-card people are frightening one minute, and “only a pack of cards” the next minute. Of course, we all know the feeling. This is the story of an Aboriginal boy´s walkabout and two American children lost in the Australian bush. When they meet; Mary and Peter learn about the desert. They follow the boy to food and water. Now they have to finish their journey home! Charlie Babbitt thinks he will get a lot of money when his father dies. The money goes to someone he does not know.He is a man who lives in a special hospital, and is the brother Charlie never knew. The two men meet and this is the start of a surprising new life for both of them. Li Sun is living happily in Blue Moon Valley, but her grandmother thinks it is time for her to go to the big city and work in her uncle´s circus. The Emperor´s visit to the circus changes Li Sun´s life and she has to make some difficult decisions. O. Henry´s short stories are very famous. He writes about New York, Texas, Oklahoma ... Money and love are often problems and you never know how a story is going to finish! People always remember his writing. Charles Hatfield Baker, the New York millionaire, is head of Hatfield International Investments. One morning he disappears. What has happened to him? When his daughter, Julia, takes change of his company, she finds out about the mysterious Project Omega...and her own life is in danger. The robbery on the ten o´clock London to Manchester train is big news. But how did it happen? And what secret is hidden in the quiet little village of Woodley? These are just two of the crimes which Inspector Thackeray and his assistant, Sergeant Silver, must solve. The criminal always makes at least three mistakes ... Read and listen, to see if you can find them with the Inspector. Halloween is probably the most exciting festivity on our calendar! What could be more than a spooky Halloween party in a haunted house? If you live in Salem, Massachusets, the “Witch City”, incredibly eerie things can happen on Halloween night. This great Shakespearean tragedy is set in a Scotland of witches and prophecy, of ghosts and murder, and of conspiracy and madness, and is a brilliant study of a man destroyed by the evil within him. Macbeth is loyal and courageous, and is a friend of King Duncan. However, after a battle he encounters three witches who tell him that one day he will be king of Scotland. At first Macbeth does not believe what the witches have promised. Then his wife makes a plan to kill Duncan Have you ever made a bet – a big bet? In the 1850’s, a young American finds himself in London by chance! He is penniless, and yet he leads the luxurious life of a millionaire. How can he do this? It’s all thanks to a bizarre bet, made by two eccentric gentlemen. This amazing story, with a surprise ending, is recorded in full on the accompanying cassette, along with the listening activities.

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TÍTULO (AUTOR) THE JUMPING FROG (Mark Twain)

RESUMEN Come to Angel´s Mining Camp in California and meet Smiley whose frog is a living gold mine, until one day...Discover some incredible Western remedies for Curing a cold. There is a wealth of rare background information about California during the Gold Rush period and about California today, as well as a “sing along” of old western songs!

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SHERLOCK HOLMES Investigates (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) THE GREAT GATSBY (F. Scott Fitzgerald) THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (Mark Twain) THE HORSE WHISPERER (Nicholas Evans)

DRACULA (Bram Stoker)

FOOTSTEPS (Simon Betterton) THE GROWING PAINS OF ADRIAN MOLE (Sue Townsend)

Conan Doyle´s Sherlock Holmes appeared for the first time in “A study in Scarlet” in 1887, and he soon became the most famous literary detective of all time. Here we see him at work in three stories: solving the problem of the hat and the goose in “the Blue Cabuncle”; finding the missing fiancé in “A Case of Identity”: and discovering the identity of the strange creature in “the Yellow Mask” No one knew where Jay Gatsby had come from or how he had become so rich. Everyone in New York went to the parties in Gatsby’s beautiful house on Long Island. They ate his food and drank his wine. But he was interested in only one person, Daisy Buchanan. He would do anything to please her. Tom Sawyer loves adventures. He has them at home, at school, and with his friends- Huck Finn and Joe Harper. Tom has one adventure in a graveyard, and one in a cave. Who does he see there, and why is he afraid? One winter morning in New York State, there is an accident on an icy mountain road. Thirteen-year-old Grace and her much-loved-horse, Pilgrim, are very badly hurt. Grace´s mother believes her daughter will only recover if her horse can be saved. Can the Horse Whisperer nurse Pilgrim back to health? In the mountains of Transylvania there stands a castle. It is the home of Count Dracula- a dark, lonely place, and at night the wolves howl around the walls. In the year 1875 Jonathan Harker comes from England to do business with the Count. But Jonathan does not feel comfortable at Castle Dracula. Strange things happen at night, and very soon, he begins to feel afraid. And he is right to be afraid, because Count Dracula is one of the Un-Dead- a vampire that drinks the blood of living people... John is a security guard in a school. It´s a routine job, but one day, strange things start to happen. Mary, one of the teachers, disappears and then John loses his job. John decides to discover what´s happening. Can he find the answer to the mystery? Wednesday, May 26th.”My mother is pregnant. My mother!!!!! How can she do this to me? ”How will Adrian react to having a baby in the house? Will his parents manage to save their marriage? Will Pandora remain his girlfriend? You can find our happens to his not-so-average British teenager in his very amusing diary.

CHILDREN, ANIMALS AND STRANGE ADULTS (Saki)

See below.

CHILDREN, ANIMALS AND STRANGE ADULTS (Saki)

A dramatic intrusion ends a long family feud, a man is strangely influenced by his pets, a cat brings scandal to British society and a little boy battles to enjoy life with the help of his own personal god-these are just a few of the amazing stories created by Hector Hugh Munro, alias master short-story teller Saki.

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TÍTULO (AUTOR) BIZARRE TALES (Peter Foreman)

THE HOUSE BY THE SEA (Patricia Aspinall) THE HOUSE BY THE SEA (Patricia Aspinall)

RESUMEN “Strange and surprising”. This is the meaning of “bizarre”. And for those who enjoy strange surprises these five original stories will be a delight. Teke Fiona the fashion model who decided to show her invisible self instead of clothes! Or what about Max, who thought that sleeping was a waste of time- until the media got to know about him... A married couple, Carl and Linda Anderson, buy a house by the sea to spend their weekends. But one weekend Linda does not arrive at the house and Carl begins to worry. What has happened to her? Who is the taxi driver that follows Carl? And how much do the people in the village really know? A married couple, Carl and Linda Anderson, buy a house by the sea to spend their weekends. But one weekend Linda does not arrive at the house and Carl begins to worry. What has happened to her? Who is the taxi driver that follows Carl? And how much do the people in the village really know?

JOJO´S STORY (Antoinette Moses)

There aren’t any more days. There’s just time. Time when it’s dark and time when it’s light. Everything is dead, so why not days too? Everyone on Jojo’s village is dead, and ten-year-old Jojo is alone

A PICTURE TO REMEMBER (Sarah Scott-Malden)

Cristina Rinaldi works for the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires.She loves arat and is happy with her life. Then one day she has a motorbike accident and can´t remember some things. But there are two men who think she remembers too much, and they want to kill her before she tells the police what she saw.

LOGAN´S CHOICE (Richard MacAndrew)

“I´m Inspector Logan of the Edinburgh police”, Jenny said. ”I´m very sorry about the death of your husband”. Who killed Alex Maclennan? His friend, his wife or her brother? It isn´t easy, but Logan has to chose.

TWO LIVES (Helen Naylor)

In the small Welsh village of Tredonald, Megan and Huw fall in love. But is their love strong enough to last? Death, their families and the passing years are all against them.

THE HOUSE BY THE SEA (Patricia Aspinall) SHERLOCK HOLMES Investigates (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)) WALKABOUT (James Vance Marshall)) MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS (Gerald Durrell)) THE HORSE WHISPERER (Nicholas Evans))

A married couple, Carl and Linda Anderson, buy a house by the sea to spend their weekends. But one weekend Linda does not arrive at the house and Carl begins to worry. What has happened to her? Who is the taxi driver that follows Carl? And how much do the people in the village really know? Conan Doyle´s Sherlock Holmes appeared for the first time in “A study in Scarlet” in 1887, and he soon became the most famous literary detective of all time. Here we see him at work in three stories: solving the problem of the hat and the goose in “the Blue Cabuncle”; finding the missing fiancé in “A Case of Identity”: and discovering the identity of the strange creature in “the Yellow Mask” This is the story of an Aboriginal boy’s walkabout and two American children lost in the Australian bush. When they meet, Mary and Peter learn about the desert. They follow the boy to food and water. Now they have to finish their journey home! This very funny book is about an English family, the Durrells, who live on the Greek island of Corfu. There, under the sun, the youngest boy, Gerald, collects all sorts of animals: insects, fish, dogs and snakes, and brings them back to his house. His family think this is a very bad idea! One winter morning in New York State, there is an accident on an icy mountain road. Thirteen-year-old Grace and her much-loved horse, Pilgrim, are very badly hurt. Grace’s mother believes her daughter will only recover if her horse can be saved. Can the Horse Whisperer nurse Pilgrim back to health?

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TÍTULO (AUTOR) MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (Tim Vicary)

THE WITCHES OF PENDLE (Rowina Akinyemi)

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT (Norman Whitney)

RESUMEN England and Scotland in the 1500s. Two famous queens – Mary, the Catholic Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I, the Protestant Queen of England. It was an exciting and a dangerous time to be alive, and to be a queen. Mary was Queen of Scotland when she was one week old. At sixteen, she was also Queen of France. She was tall and beautiful, with red-gold hair. Many men loved her and died for her. But she also had many enemies – men who said: “The death of Mary is the life of Elizabeth.” Witches are dangerous. They can kill you with a look, or a word. They can send their friend the Devil after you in the shape of a dog or a cat. They can make a clay picture of you, then break it … and a few weeks later you are dead. Today, of course, most people don’t believe in witches. But in 1612 everybody was afraid of them. Young Jennet Device in Lancashire knew a lot about them because she lived with the Witches of Pendle. They were her family … Max worked for a large company – Friendship Services International. Every day he received lots of letters. These letters asked for “FSI products”. But FSI products had no names! They only had numbers and letters: X3Ys, L7Ks, and A5Qs. What did these numbers and letters mean? Max did not know.

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT (Norman Whitney)

The same as above.

LOST IN NEW YORK (John Escott)

This is Nicky’s first visit to New York. He is going to stay with his Aunt Carrie. But before he sees her, he meets some older boys with motorbikes. Then, the police think that Nicky is a thief. They are looking for him. Nicky has to find Aunt Carrie before the police find him!

BROWN EYES (Paul Stewart)

Every year, Peter and Susan go to Lea-on-Sea. Every year it is the same. But this year there is a man pretending to be Peter. Why? What does he want? Will this be their last visit?

THE GREAT DISCOVERY (Mandy Loader)

Archeologist Tim Saunders sits opposite a mysterious girl on a train in Egypt. He notices the bracelet she’s wearing. He thinks it may be a treasure from the lost tomb of Queen Cleopatra. Is Tim going to make a great discovery? And is there a curse on the lost treasure?

THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (Anthony Hope)

See below.

THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (Anthony Hope)

1980 – Somewhere in Europe. A rich young Englishman visits Ruritania. He is going to see the coronation of Prince Rudolf Elphberg. But the Prince disappears. Where is he? What does his brother, Black Michael, know? Who can save Ruritania?

TIGERS AND BIG CATS (Sarah Woolard)

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THE COLDEST PLACE ON EARTH (Tim Vicary)

In the summer of 1910, a race began. A race to be the first man at the South Pole, in Antarctica. Robert Falcon Scott, and Englishman, left London in his ship, the Terra Nova, and began the long journey south. Five days later, another ship also began to travel south. And on this ship was Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian. But Antarctica is the coldest place on earth, and it is a long, hard journey over the ice to the South Pole. Some of the travellers never returned to their homes again. This is the story of Scott and Amundsen, and of one of the most famous and dangerous races in history.

THE COLDEST PLACE ON EARTH (Tim Vicary)

The same as above.

CHEMICAL SECRET (Tim Vicary)

The job was too good. There had to be a problem – and there was. John Duncan was an honest man, but he needed money. He had children to look after. He was ready to do anything, and his bosses knew it. They gave him the job because he couldn’t say no; he couldn’t afford to be honest. And the job was like a poison inside him. It changed him and blinded him, so that he couldn’t see the real poison – until it was too late.

CHEMICAL SECRET (Tim Vicary)

The same as above.

ISLAND FOR SALE (Anne Collins)

Duncan McTavish and his dog, Jock, live in a castle on a Scottish island. One day, Duncan gets a letter from the electricity company. They want £5,000 pounds. But Duncan doesn’t have the money. He can do only one thing: sell his island. Is a famous rock star going to buy it?

ISLAND FOR SALE (Anne Collins)

The same as above.

DANGEROUS GAME (William Harris)

For a number of years, William Harris plays a game with a ghost before he goes to sleep. The ghost is a poltergeist that William calls “Poldy”. At the beginning William and Poldy play a friendly game every night, but then the game begins to change. It becomes a dangerous game. Who will win?

DANGEROUS GAME (William Harris)

The same as above.

WALKABOUT (James Vance Marshall)) THE HOUSE BY THE SEA (Patricia Aspinall) THE JUMPING FROG (Mark Twain)

This is the story of an Aboriginal boy’s walkabout and two American children lost in the Australian bush. When they meet, Mary and Peter learn about the desert. They follow the boy to food and water. Now they have to finish their journey home! A married couple, Carl and Linda Anderson, buy a house by the sea to spend their weekends. But one weekend Linda does not arrive at the house and Carl begins to worry. What has happened to her? Who is the taxi driver that follows Carl? And how much do the people in the village really know? Come to Angel´s Mining Camp in California and meet Smiley whose frog is a living gold mine, until one day... Discover some incredible Western remedies for Curing a cold. There is a wealth of rare background information about California during the Gold Rush period and about California today, as well as a “sing along” of old western songs !

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RESUMEN - The Adventure of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain) - The Gift of the Magi & other stories (O. Henry) - The House of the Seven Gables (N. Hawthorne) - Rip van Winkle & the Legend of the Sleepy Hollow (W. Irving) - White Fang (Jack London) - The Call of the Wild (Jack London) - The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)

The same as above.

(Mark Twain – O. Henry – Nathaniel Hawthorne – Washington Irving – Jack London – James Fenimore Cooper.)

- The Count of Monte Cristo (A. Dumas) - Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (R.L. Stevenson) - Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) - Dracula (Bram Stoker) - The Return of Sherlock Holmes (A. C. Doyle) - Vanity Fair (William M Thackeray) Ben, his sister Maxine, and their parents, are going skiing in Scotland. The sun is shining and the snow on the mountains is beautiful. It’s going to be a wonderful holiday. But one day there’s an avalanche, and Ben’s father doesn’t come back to the village. The police are looking for him under the snow – and so is Buster, Ben’s dog.

COLLECTED CLASSICS VOLUME 8 (Alexandre Dumas et al.) AVALANCHE ! (Mark Foster & Phillip Burrows) AVALANCHE ! (Mark Foster & Phillip Burrows)

The same as above.

AVALANCHE ! (Mark Foster & Phillip Burrows)

The same as above.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (Oscar Wilde)

“When we are happy, we are always good,” says Lord Henry, “but when we are good, we are not always happy.” Lord Henry’s lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Gray into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven – even murder – if it can make people laugh at a dinner party.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (Oscar Wilde)

The same as above.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (Oscar Wilde)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Jennifer Bassett)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Jennifer Bassett)

“When we are happy, we are always good,” says Lord Henry, “but when we are good, we are not always happy.” Lord Henry’s lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Gray into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven – even murder – if it can make people laugh at a dinner party. It is 1880, in the Opera House in Paris. Everybody is talking about the Phantom of the Opera, the ghost that lives somewhere under the Opera House. The Phantom is a man in black clothes. He is a body without a head; he is a head without a body. He has a yellow face, he has no nose, and he has black holes for eyes. Everybody is afraid of the Phantom – the singers, the dancers, the directors, the stage workers … But who has actually seen him? The same as above.

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Jennifer Bassett)

LITTLE WOMEN (Louisa May Alcott) LITTLE WOMEN (Louisa May Alcott) THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (Anthony Hope)

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST (Oscar Wilde)

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST (Oscar Wilde)

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST (Oscar Wilde)

DANGEROUS GAME (William Harris)) A PICTURE TO REMEMBER (Sarah Scott-Malden) THE SKY’S THE LIMIT (Norman Whitney)

It is 1880, in the Opera House in Paris. Everybody is talking about the Phantom of the Opera, the ghost that lives somewhere under the Opera House. The Phantom is a man in black clothes. He is a body without a head; he is a head without a body. He has a yellow face, he has no nose, and he has black holes for eyes. Everybody is afraid of the Phantom – the singers, the dancers, the directors, the stage workers … But who has actually seen him? This is the story of the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. We follow the girls through a year of their lives, their happiness, their sadness, and their loves. We see how the girls get stronger and cleverer through the most difficult year for the March family. The same as above. 1980 – Somewhere in Europe. A rich young Englishman visits Ruritania. He is going to see the coronation of Prince Rudolf Elphberg. But the Prince disappears, Where is he? What does his brother, Black Michael, know? Who can save Ruritania? The Ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville crept along the corridor in the darkness. “Three hundred years ago I murdered my wife. Now I will do another terrible thing.” When Mr Hiram B. Otis decides to buy Canterville Chase, everyone tells him that he is crazy. The house is haunted by a ghost. And when the American family come to live there, strange things begin to happen. A bloodstain that changes colour. Mysterious noises in the night. A journey to the Garden of Death … The same as above. The Ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville crept along the corridor in the darkness. “Three hundred years ago I murdered my wife. Now I will do another terrible thing.” When Mr Hiram B. Otis decides to buy Canterville Chase, everyone tells him that he is crazy. The house is haunted by a ghost. And when the American family come to live there, strange things begin to happen. A bloodstain that changes colour. Mysterious noises in the night. A journey to the Garden of Death … For a number of years, William Harris plays a game with a ghost before he goes to sleep. The ghost is a poltergeist that William calls “Poldy”. At the beginning William and Poldy play a friendly game every night, but then the game begins to change. It becomes a dangerous game. Who will win? Cristina Rinaldi works for the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires. She loves art and is happy with her life. Then one day she has a motorbike accident and can’t remember some things. But there are two men who think she remembers too much, and they want to kill her before she tells the police what she saw. Max worked for a large company – Friendship Services International. Every day he received lots of letters. These letters asked for “FSI products”. But FSI products had no names! They only had numbers and letters: X3Ys, L7Ks, and A5Qs. What did these numbers and letters mean? Max did not know!

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RESUMEN The same as above.

(Norman Whitney) THE CROWN (M. R. James)

You aren’t from Seaburgh,” the old man said. “Go back to your hotel. Don’t think about the crown again.” Paxton is on holiday in Seaburgh, a small English town near the sea. He likes old things and old stories … but he doesn’t always listen. He takes a famous old crown from the ground. Suddenly, there is a shadow behind him, and Paxton is very afraid.

THE LAST PHOTO (Bernard Smith)

Pam and Martin are visiting Cambridge for the day. Pam decides she wants to finish the film in her camera and takes a photo of Martin. The photo she takes turns out to be very helpful for the police … Pete and Carla are students. One day they look at some very old coins and stamps in a shop. Pete wants to buy some stamps, but they are very expensive. Later that day some coins are missing from the shop – and the shopkeeper wants to find Pete … A young boy, Jim Hawkins, lives quietly by the sea with his mother and father. One day, Billy Bones comes to live with them and from that day everything is different. Jim meets Long John Silver, a man with one leg, and Jim and Long John Silver go far across the sea in a ship called the Hispaniola to Treasure Island.

THE MISSING COINS (John Escott) TREASURE ISLAND (Robert Louis Stevenson)) E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (William Kotzwinkle) THE BEATLES (Paul Shipton) HOW TO BE AN ALIEN (George Mikes)

Millions of people know and love the story of E.T. – the little visitor from the stars. Earth is interesting for E.T. but he wants to go home. Can his new Earth friend, Elliott, help him? This is the famous story of one of the world’s favourite movies. The year was 1963, and Beatlemania was only just beginning. Soon the Beatles had fans all around the world. For the rest of the 1960s their music led the way and they changed modern music forever. This book tells the story of the greatest band in the world from the early days in Liverpool to the Beatles’ music in the world today. How to be an alien is the funniest book you will read about the English! Why are the English different from Europeans? George Mikes’ book describes the strange things the English do and say. And because the English are strange, they don’t get angry when they read the book. They love it! You will too!

HOW TO BE AN ALIEN (George Mikes)

The same as above.

THE HORSE WHISPERER (Nicholas Evans)

One winter morning in New York State, there is an accident on an icy mountain road. Thirteen-year-old Grace and her muchloved horse, Pilgrim, are very badly hurt. Grace’s mother believes her daughter will only recover if her horse can be saved. Can the Horse Whisperer nurse Pilgrim back to health?

THE HORSE WHISPERER (Nicholas Evans)

The same as above.

THE HORSE WHISPERER (Nicholas Evans)

The same as above.

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(Jackie Maguire)

RESUMEN Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day and the Fourth of July. These are all important days in English-speaking countries. But how do people celebrate them? And why do children go “trick or treating” in October or burn “guys” in November?

SEASONS AND CELEBRATIONS (Jackie Maguire)

The same as above.

IRELAND (Tim Vicary)

A peaceful country of lakes, rivers, fields and mountains? An exciting country of pubs, theatres, writers and song? Or an unhappy country of guns, soldiers, fighting and death? Everyone has their own idea of Ireland; this book gives a full picture of this beautiful country, its people and their history.

IRELAND (Tim Vicary)

The same as above.

THE TEMPEST (William Shakespeare)

Prospero, Duke of Milan lives on a lonely island with his daughter Miranda, Caliban a monster and Ariel a magic spirit. He learns to do magic and he wants to punish his bad brother, Antonio. He creates a magic storm – a tempest. All the people with Antonio on the ship land on Prospero’s island. Many strange things happen to them, but in the end they all come together again. Caliban and Ariel are free. Prospero and his brother are friends again.

MACBETH (William Shakespeare)

“Hail, Macbeth who will be King one day.” On a cold Scottish heath, three witches make a prophecy. Inspired by their words and encouraged by his evil wife, Macbeth begins his trail of destruction to gain and keep the Scottish throne.

THE PEARL (John Steinbeck)

Kino finds a pearl as big as an egg – the greatest pearl in the world! The pearl can make Kino rich and bring happiness to his poor family. But money can also bring new problems …

THE PEARL (John Steinbeck)

The same as above.

THE PEARL (John Steinbeck)

Kino finds a pearl as big as an egg – the greatest pearl in the world! The pearl can make Kino rich and bring happiness to his poor family. But money can also bring new problems …

THE PEARL (John Steinbeck)

The same as above.

A PICTURE TO REMEMBER (Sarah Scott-Malden)

Cristina Rinaldi works for the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires. She loves art and is happy with her life. Then one day she has a motorbike accident and can´t remember some things. But there are two men who think she remembers too much, and they want to kill her before she tells the police what she saw.

COLLECTED CLASSICS VOLUME 4

- Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Boscombe Pool (Arthur Conan Doyle) - The Thirty-Nine steps (John Buchan) - The Turn of the Screw (Henry James) - Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) - Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)

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RESUMEN The Man with Two Shadows and other Stories (Thomas Hood and others) The portrait of a Lady (Henry James) The Secret Agent (Joseph Conrad) Canford (Elizabeth Gaskell) Silas Marner (George Eliot)

COLLECTED CLASSICS VOLUME 5

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

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The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling) Five Famous Fairy Tales Tales from Hans Andersen Tales from the Arabian Nights The Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor Round the World in Eight Days (Jules Verne) The Prince and the Pauper (Mark Twain) Robinson Crusoe (Robert Louis Stevenson) Robin Hood The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas) The Mysterious Island (Jules Verne)

COLLECTED CLASSICS VOLUME 6

COLLECTED CLASSICS VOLUME 7

THE MAN WITH TWO SHADOWS AND OTHER GHOST STORIES (Thomas Hood and others)

Some people do not really die. Things are not what they seem. In these six mysterious stories strange things happen. One ghost returns to catch returns to catch his murderer, another to find stolen money and a third to find money lost for hundreds of years. A man even returns from hell, but only for a short time …

HAPPY CHRISTMAS ! (John Escott)

Did you know where Santa Claus’s name came from? Are you a santa or a scrooge? Answer our questions, and find out! You can make our yule log chocolate cake in “A Great Time for Eating! And there are Christmas stories and a play for you to read too.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS ! (John Escott)

The same as above.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS ! (John Escott)

The same as above.

ST AGNES’ STAND (Thomas Eidson)

The last thing Nat Swanson needs in more trouble. But how can he leave three nun and seven children for the Apache Indians to kill? He has to do something. Sister St Agnes is sure that God has sent Nat to save them. He is not sure and, for Swanson, the next six days are the longest of his life …

ST AGNES’ STAND (Thomas Eidson)

The same as above.

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THE FORGER (Robert O’Neill) THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE MINES (Kris Anderson) THE HONG KONG CONNECTION (Peter Cooper)

This is the exciting story about the first symptoms of the great change that was to transform the life of the Indian civilization on the American continent. Cooper’s extraordinary characters are unforgettable!

THE LAST OF THE MOHIGANS (James Fenimore Cooper) A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (William Shakespeare)

HOW TO BE AN ALIEN (George Mikes)

INSPECTOR LOGAN (Richard MacAndrew)

THE BEAST (Carolyn Walker)

THE LAHTI FILE (Richard McAndrew)

David Rutland is a young artist. Police Inspector Moore wants his help to catch Bruno Sharp, who has been forging paintings for many years. David goes to Switzerland and becomes Sharp’s assistant. It is dangerous work and there is evil men watching him. But slowly he learns the forger’s secrets and uncovers the mysterious part … Something strange is happening at the Blue Mines. Strong men and fierce dogs guard the gates and there are stories of a secret tunnel. One man has already died trying to uncover the truth. How did he die and who killed him? Steve Malone is sent to investigate. Chief Superintendent of Police, Robert Scott, is investigating the murder of a burglar, Harry Bond. Two more murders follow. When Scott uncovers some library books, a very interesting postcard and two false passports, the connection has to be Hong Kong. A trip to Hong Kong island leads Scott to the key to unlocking the mystery.

Two young lovers, Hermia and Lysander, meet in the wood with the intention of running away and getting married secretly. They are followed by Demetrius, who loves Hermia, and Helena, who is in love with Demetrius. What they don’t know is that the wood is enchanted: Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the fairies, are also in the wood, together with the mischievous hobgoblin Puck… How to be an alien is the funniest book you will read about the English! Why are the English different from Europeans? George Mikes’ book describes the strange things the English do and say. And because the English are strange, they don’t get angry when they read the book. The love it! You will too! “When did your wife go out?” asked Jenny Logan. She looked at the man across the table from her. “Yesterday”, he replied. “And she didn’t come home last night?” said Logan. “That’s right”, said the man. It was Jenny Logan’s first day in her new job. She was an inspector in the Edinburgh police. It was also her first murder. “I sleep with my eyes open. My ears hear the smallest sound and I wake. You may see something moving in the corner of your eye. If you turn to look, there will be nothing there. But I am following in the darkness behind you. I am your worst dream.” On holiday in Wales, Susie meets the “undead”. Is it a man, or an animal? Hundreds of dead fish. Some unexplained deaths. A birdless town. “Foreign Executive” Ian Munro is sent to the town of Lahti in Finland. But the man he is there to meet is killed in front of him. Who killed the man? And why does the beautiful Riitta Koivisto ask so many questions? Munro starts looking for answers and discovers a poisonous secret.

TWO LIVES (Helen Naylor)

In a small Welsh village, Megan and Huw fall in love. But is their love strong enough to last? Death, their families and the passing years are all against them.

JACK’S GAME (Rod Smith)

Laura likes her job, but she does not like the other people in the company. Jack is her only friend. One day she finds a piece of paper in the office, with some mysterious words on it. Then Jack disappears. What is Happening? Laura discovers that the company has a terrible secret.

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(Julia Newsome) THE BLACK MOUNTAIN (Lester Vaughan)

RESUMEN When Maria discovers Harriet Beecham’s body in the river, she runs to tell the police. But first she takes something, a necklace. She knows that this is wrong, but she doesn’t realise that other people also want the necklace. And they will do anything to find it. There are problems for the people of Fardor. Zadra, the Lord of Traygot has a plan that is bad for Fardor and bad for the world. You must go to Traygot and stop Zadra. In this fun and exciting puzzle book, you participate in the story and you make the decisions, Can you stop Zadra?

JASON CAUSES CHAOS (Jeremy Taylor)

Eva wants to go to the cinema, but she has to look after seven year old Jason for the evening. Nobody wants to look after Jason, he is impossible! But Eva and Jason make a good team when they have to join forces against a dangerous stranger.

WHERE’S MAURIAC? (Lester Vaughan)

You are an agent for the French Secret Service. Your mission is to go to England and find the dangerous criminal, Mauriac. You will have to speak English well. In this fun and exciting game book, you participate in the story and you make the decisions.

SATURDAY STORM (Julia Newsome THE LOST WORLD (Arthur Conan Doyle) AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (Jules Verne)

‘You live in the past and you don’t see how fast things are changing!’ Philip shouts at his father. Philip loves computers and basketball. Sometimes he thinks that no one else understands how important these things are. One day something happens that changes his life. Young reporter Malone is sent on a strange journey into South America with the famous Professor Challenger. Challenger Believes he can find a lost world full of dinosaurs in the middle of the Amazon Forest. Will they return alive? ‘Today you can go round the world in 80 days,’ says Phileas Fogg. ‘Do it, and I pay you $20.000,’ says his friend Stuart. This is the beginning of one of Jules Verne’s most exciting stories.

THE WILD WEST (John Escott)

The true story of the Wild West, with its Indians and cowboys, and 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.

THE CUP IN THE FOREST (Anne Collins)

Per and Nina are on holiday in the country. They find a strange Viking cup in a dark forest. The cup is very old and interesting. But now there is a strange man at the hotel and Per is afraid.

THE WRONG MAN (Kris Anderson)

A man wants to kill the Police Commissioner. But who is he? Can Steve Malone find the killer? He only has two days…

STRANGER THAN FICTION (P. Healey and R. Glanvill)

What happened to the man who jumped from the Empire State Building? What about the family who went to sleep in the wrong house? Can cows fly? These questions are answered in this book of urban myths.

THE VOYAGES OF SINBAD THE SAILOR (P.Francis)

Sinbad the Sailor went to sea seven times and his voyages were always dangerous. He met giant men, snakes and birds, strange monkey-men, and the Old Man of the Sea. But he always came back safely to tell his story!

MARTIN LUTHER KING (Coleen Degnan-Veness)

Martin Luther King had a dream. He wanted blacks and whites to live together happily. But in America in the 1950s and 1960s, all men were not equal. King led peaceful protests against the government and won changes for the blacks of America. But has King’s dream really come true today?

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RESUMEN It’s Christmas Eve in London but mean, old Ebenezer Scrooge isn’t celebrating. In his opinion, Xmas is “a waste of time and money”. That night, he has a strange experience. Four ghosts visit Scrooge and show him his past, present and future. Gradually, Scrooge begins to understand that he has to change. Millions of people have admired the sporting excellence of the four people featured in this book. Now you can discover how David Beckham, the Williams sisters (Venus and Serena) and Pau Gasol became four of the greatest sports stars in the world.

(Charles Dickens) MORE SPORTS STARS (R. Ybarra Rubio) A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (W. Shakespeare)

Two young lovers meet in the wood with the intention of running away and getting married secretly. They are followed by Demetrius and Helena and they all find themselves in an enchanted wood …

NEWSPAPER CHASE (John Escott)

Harry Black is a thief. He takes a famous painting and puts it in an old newspaper. But then the recycling truck arrives – and where is Harry’s newspaper?

THE TROY STONE (Stephen Rabley)

On holiday in Turkey, Mark Jackson visits Troy and finds a yellow stone which seems to have special powers. Suddenly he is in a world of long ago – a world where the Greeks are building a wooden horse…

THE BATTLE OF NEWTON ROAD (Leslie Dunkling)

The houses in Newton Road are small, but people are happy there. Then a civil engineer wants to knock down the houses and build a new road. The people of Newton Road are very angry. But can they win the battle?

DARK STREETS (Robert O’Neill)

Tom Casey is a police detective. He doesn’t like newspaper reporters. Then Anna Brodsky comes to interview him for her newspaper. Outside, it’s a cold night. The city streets are dark. A car thief is at work. He needs a fast car. Why? Tom Casey must find out – and Anna Brodsky is going to help him.

GUCCI (Business in Fashion) (Paola Trimarco)

Today Gucci is number one in world fashion! It is famous for its beautiful and expensive clothes. This is the story of the Gucci family, and the Gucci company.

FOOTBALL CLUBS OF SOUTH AMERICA (Rod Smith)

Read about the famous players – DiStéfano, Maradona, and Pelé. Learn about the famous clubs – Flamengo, Boca Juniors, Olimpia, and Medelín. These and many others give life and color to the beautiful game.

U.F.O.s (Helen Brooke)

Unidentified Flying Objects.

MEN IN BLACK (J.J.Gardner)

‘Bugs kill things – aliens and people.’ There is a Bug in New York. The people of Earth are in danger! Kay and Jay are Men in Black. They and other Men in Black must find the Bug. If they don’t there will be war!

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Charles Dickens) WASHINGTON SQUARE (Henry James)

Scrooge is a cold, hard man. He loves money, and he doesn’t like people. He really doesn’t like Xmas. But then some ghosts visit him. They show him his past life, his life now, and a possible future. Will Scrooge learn from the ghosts? Can he change? Catherine Sloper lives a quiet life with her father and aunt in a nice house in NY. When her father dies she will have a lot of money. One day Catherine meets a handsome young man Morris Townsend. He soon says he loves her and wants to marry her. But her father thinks that Morris wants Catherine’s money. Does Morris love Catherine or does he just want her money?

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(Timothy Boggs)

RESUMEN Raiders steal Zeus’ Sword of Fire and Hercules must get it back. He cannot leave the Sword of Fire in dangerous hands to be used against men, women and children. He must move quickly to fight for the weak and others in danger!

GET SHORTY (Elmore Leonard)

In Miami, Chili Palmer was a gangster. He’s in Hollywood now, helping his friend Harry Zimm to make a movie. But the movie business is very dangerous. A new enemy wants him out of the way and an old enemy hasn’t forgotten him.

RAIN MAN (Leonore Fleischer)

Charles Babbit thinks he will get a lot of money when his father dies. The money goes to someone he does not know. He is a man who lives in a special hospital, and is the brother Charles never knew. The two men meet and this is the start of a surprising new life for both of them.

BRITISH LIFE (Anne Collins)

This is a book about real people and real life in Britain today.

STRANGER THAN FICTION (P. Healey & R. Glanvill)

What happened to the man who jumped from the Empire State Building? What about the family who went to sleep in the wrong house? Can cows fly? These questions are answered in Stranger than Fiction: Urban Myths. A book of strange and interesting, sometimes funny stories.

STRANGER THAN FICTION (P. Healey & R. Glanvill)

The same as above.

GREY OWL (Vicky Shipton)

In the 1930s Grey Owl was the most famous North American Indian in the world. He wanted to save his land, its forests and animals. He wanted to change the world. He also had a very strange secret. This book tells his true story.

GREY OWL (Vicky Shipton)

The same as above.

PERMISSION TO LEAVE And other Stories (Steve Buckledee)

3 short stories: - Permission to leave - Can Helen escape? - Raimundo Sánchez - Superstar

JACK’S GAME (Rod Smith) MARIA’S DILEMMA (Julia Newsome) THE BOY FROM YESTERDAY (John Davage) OSCAR (John Escott)

Laura likes her job, but she does not like the other people in the company. Jack is her only friend. One day she finds a piece of paper in the office, with some mysterious words on it. Then Jack disappears. What is happening? Laura discovers that the company has a terrible secret. When Maria discovers Harriet Beecham’s body in the river, she runs to tell the police. But first she takes something, a necklace. She knows that this is wrong, but she doesn’t realise that other people also want the necklace. And they will do anything to find it. Sea Bird Cottage is the ideal place for a holiday. That’s what Mrs Dale and her children think when they first arrive. But the cottage has a sad history. What are the noises they hear a t night? Who is the mysterious figure in the garden? And who is the boy from yesterday? Joseph is excited about beginning to work for Mr Felberg. But there is a problem with Sidney, Mr Felberg assistant. Why doesn’t Sidney like Joseph? Joseph watches Sidney. Does Sidney have a secret? Joseph is not the only one watching Sidney. Something or someone is watching Sidney all the time and Sidney doesn’t like it.

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(Lester Vaughan) WHERE’S MAURIAC? (Lester Vaughan)

RESUMEN There are problems for the people of Fardor. Zadra, the Lord of Traygot has a plan that is bad for Frador and bad for the world. You must go to Traygot. You must stop Zadra. In this fun and exciting puzzle book you participate in the story and you make the decisions. Can you stop Zadra? You are an agent for the French Secret Service. Your mission is to go to England and find the dangerous criminal, Mauriac. You will have to speak English well. In this fun and exciting puzzle book you participate in the story and you make the decisions.

SATURDAY STORM (Julia Newsome)

‘You live in the past and you don’t see how fast things are changing!’ Philip shouts at his father. Philip loves computers and basketball. Sometimes he thinks that no one else understands how important these things are …

CRAIGEN CASTLE MYSTERY (Rod Smith)

Each of the courtyards in Craigen Castle tells a tragic story. When Ed and Joan go to visit the castle, they discover that they cannot get out. As it gets darker, the past begins to come alive. Joan is terrified. It is all part of the plan. But whose plan is it?

JASON CAUSES CHAOS (Jeremy Taylor)

Eva wants to go to the cinema, but she has to look after seven year old Jason for the evening. Nobody wants to look after Jason, he is impossible! But Eva and Jason make a good team when they have to join forces against a dangerous stranger.

THE ROAD THROUGH THE HILLS and other stories (Rod Smith) SALLY’S PHONE (Christine Lindop)

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST (Oscar Wilde)

GOLDFISH (Raymond Chandler)

THE WITHERED ARM (Thomas Hardy)

4 short stories: - The Music of the Forest - The Road Through The Hills - The Detective - The Restaurant Sally is always running – and she has her phone with her all the time: at home, on the train, at work, at lunchtime, and at the shops. But then one afternoon suddenly she has a different phone ... and it changes her life. There has been a ghost in the house for 300 years, and Lord Canterville´s family have had enough of it. So Lord Canterville sells his grand old house to an American family. Mr Hiram B. Otis is happy to buy the house and the ghost – because of course Americans don´t believe in ghosts. The Canterville ghost has great plans to frighten the life out of the Otis family. But Americans don´t frighten easily - especially not two noisy little boys- and the poor ghost is in for e few surprises. The Leander pearls were stolen 19 years ago. The thief was caught, but the pearls were never found, and there is still a $25,000 reward for anyone who finds them. Then somebody comes to private detective Carmady with a story about a guy who knows where the pearls are hidden. Carmady agrees to talk to the guy who says he knows. But he finds him dead in his bed, with burned feet, and it seems there are quite a lot of people in LA who have heard the story, and who are out looking for the Leander pearls... A woman and a man... words of love whispered on a summer night. Later, there is a child, but no wedding ring. And then the man leaves the first woman, finds a younger woman, marries her... It’s an old story. It happens all the time. People never change. But this story, set among the green hills of Southern England, has something different about it... a kind of strange dark magic that begins in the world of dreams and phantoms.

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RESUMEN One-Way Ticket

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (Tim Vicary)

The life and death of the last Queen of the Scots.

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (Tim Vicary)

The life and death of the last Queen of the Scots.

THE WRONG TROUSERS (Wallace & Gromit)

See below.

THE WRONG TROUSERS (Wallace & Gromit)

It’s Gromit’s birthday and his master Wallace gives him a unusual present – a pair of techno-trousers. At first Wallace uses the trousers to take Gromit for walks, but when the penguin comes to stay, he uses them one night for something different, very different!

THE WRONG TROUSERS (Wallace & Gromit)

The same as above.

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST (Oscar Wilde)

See below

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST (Oscar Wilde)

There has been a ghost in the house for 300 years, and Lord Canterville´s family have had enough of it. So Lord Canterville sells his grand old house to an American family. Mr Hiram B. Otis is happy to buy the house and the ghost – because of course Americans don´t believe in ghosts. The Canterville ghost has great plans to frighten the life out of the Otis family. But Americans don´t frighten easily - especially not two noisy little boys- and the poor ghost is in for a few surprises.

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST (Oscar Wilde)

The same as above.

GOLDFISH (Raymond Chandler)

The Leander pearls were stolen 19 years ago. The thief was caught, but the pearls were never found, and there is still a $25,000 reward for anyone who finds them. Then somebody comes to private detective Carmady with a story about a guy who knows where the pearls are hidden. Carmady agrees to talk to the guy who says he knows. But he finds him dead in his bed, with burned feet, and it seems there are quite a lot of people in LA who have heard the story, and who are out looking for the Leander pearls ...

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(Raymond Chandler)

RESUMEN The same as above.

MATILDA (Roald Dahl)

Matilda is a very clever little girl, but her terrible parents don’t like her, and her head teacher, Miss Trunchbull, is very frightening. She isn’t very happy. Then one day Matilda starts moving things with her eyes, and after that she isn´t afraid of anybody!

MATILDA (Roald Dahl)

The same as above.

THE MUMMY (David Levithan)

The Mummy is an exciting movie. Imhotep dies in Ancient Egypt. 3,700 years later Rick O’Connell finds him. Imhotep is very dangerous. Can O’Connell send him back to the dead?

TREASURE ISLAND (Robert Louis Stevenson)

A young boy, Jim Hawkins, lives quietly by the sea with his mother and father. One day, Billy Bones comes to live with them and from that day everything is different. Jim meets Long John Silver, a man with one leg, and Jim and Long John Silver go far across the sea in a ship called The Hispaniola to Treasure Island.

HOW TO BE AN ALIEN (George Mikes)

Why are the English different from Europeans? A description of English people viewed by a Hungarian immigrant. George Mikes’ book describes the strange things the English do and say. And because the English are strange, they don’t get angry when they read the book. They love it! You will too! It’s the funniest book you will read about the English!

BRITISH LIFE (Anne Collins)

See below.

BRITISH LIFE (Anne Collins)

Who are the British? This book will tell you about their lives, TV programmes, business, family life, pets – and the food. This is a book about real people and real life in Britain today.

BRITISH LIFE (Anne Collins)

The same as above.

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(Christine Lindop)

ON THE EDGE (Gillian Cross)

UNDER THE MOON (Rowena Akinyemi)

THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (Edgar Allan Poe)

RESUMEN Sally’s always running – and she has her phone with her all the time: at home, on the train, at work, at lunchtime and at the shops. But then one afternoon suddenly she has a different phone … and it changes her life. When Tug wakes up, he is not in his own bedroom at home. The door is locked and there are bars across the window. Loud music hammers through the house and through his head. Then a woman comes in and says that she is his mother, but Tug knows that she is not… Outside, Jinny stares through the trees at the lonely house on the hill. She hears strange noises, but she turns away. After all, it’s none of her business… It is the year 2522, and the planet Earth is dying. The Artificial Ozone Layer is only 300 years old, but it is breaking up fast. Now the sun is burning down on Earth with a wide fire. There is no water. .. In a colony under the moon, people wait for news – news from home, news from the planet Earth. And in a spaceship high above Earth, a young man watches numbers on a computer screen. The numbers tell a story, and the young man is afraid. The planet Earth is burning… The room was on the 4 th floor, and the door was locked – with the key on the inside. The windows were closed and fastened – on the inside. The chimney was too narrow for a cat to get through. So how did the murderer escape? And whose were the two angry voices heard by the neighbours as they ran up the stairs? Nobody in Paris could find any answers to this mystery.

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SHERLOCK HOLMES : THE BLUE DIAMOND (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

One look at the old hat and Sherlock Holmes can tell you a lot about its owner. He sees and thinks a lot more than the people around him, and when a beautiful blue diamond disappears, Sherlock is the only man in London who can find it.

THE TEMPEST (William Shakespeare)

Prospero, Duke of Milan lives on a lonely island with his daughter Miranda, Caliban a monster and Ariel a magic spirit. He learns to do magic and he wants to punish his bad brother, Antonio. He creates a magic storm – a tempest. All the people with Antonio on the ship land on Prospero’s island. Many strange things happen to them, but in the end they all come together again. Caliban and Ariel are free. Prospero and his brother are friends again.

THE MUMMY (David Levithan)

The Mummy is an exciting movie. Imhotep dies in Ancient Egypt. 3,700 years later Rick O’Connell finds him. Imhotep is very dangerous. Can O’Connell send him back to the dead?

THE RING (Bernard Smith)

One day Rafael was well; the next day he was completely mad. What happened to make him crazy? The story of Rafael and his gold ring is a story of murder, mystery and love. Many people know part of the story, but only Rafael knows what really happened. And Rafael is mad.

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RESUMEN

THE BLUE SCARAB (Jenny Dooley)

Osiris held up the blue scarab. “This is what we will use to speak to the living. Through this the souls of the dead will be judged. We hope that the living will understand what we say…” When Monica found the importance of what she had hanging around her neck, she decided to use it for the best. But can she save the souls of her loved ones? Only the Blue Scarab can help Osiris judge …

THE BLUE SCARAB Activity Book (Jenny Dooley)

Activity book.

THE BLUE SCARAB (Jenny Dooley)

Osiris held up the blue scarab. “This is what we will use to speak to the living. Through this the souls of the dead will be judged. We hope that the living will understand what we say…” When Monica found the importance of what she had hanging around her neck, she decided to use it for the best. But can she save the souls of her loved ones? Only the Blue Scarab can help Osiris judge…

THE BLUE SCARAB_ Activity Book (Jenny Dooley)

Activity book.

THE BLUE SCARAB (Jenny Dooley)

Osiris held up the blue scarab. “This is what we will use to speak to the living. Through this the souls of the dead will be judged. We hope that the living will understand what we say…” When Monica found the importance of what she had hanging around her neck, she decided to use it for the best. But can she save the souls of her loved ones? Only the Blue Scarab can help Osiris judge…

THE BLUE SCARAB Activity Book (Jenny Dooley)

Activity book.

FRANKENSTEIN (Mary Shelley)

Victor Frankenstein thinks he has found the secret of life. He takes parts from dead people and builds a new “man”. But this monster is so big and frightening that everyone runs away from him –even Frankenstein himself! The monster is like an enormous baby who needs love. But nobody gives him love, and soon he learns to hate. And, because he is so strong, the next thing he learns is how to kill…

FRANKENSTEIN Activity Book (Mary Shelley)

Activity book.

FRANKENSTEIN (Mary Shelley)

Victor Frankenstein thinks he has found the secret of life. He takes parts from dead people and builds a new “man”. But this monster is so big and frightening that everyone runs away from him –even Frankenstein himself! The monster is like an enormous baby who needs love. But nobody gives him love, and soon he learns to hate. And, because he is so strong, the next thing he learns is how to kill…

FRANKENSTEIN Activity Book (Mary Shelley)

Activity book.

LIFE EXCHANGE (Jenny Dooley)

The burned man turned towards his burned friend on the other trolley. He put his hand onto his friend’s hand. “J … a … k …. e!” But that was his last word. He died, with his hand in the hand of his friend. “Can you hear me? Jake, did you say?” The nurse lifted the dead man’s hand away from his friend’s and laid it across his chest.

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Activity Book (Jenny Dooley)

RESUMEN Activity book.

LIFE EXCHANGE (Jenny Dooley)

The burned man turned towards his burned friend on the other trolley. He put his hand onto his friend’s hand. “J … a … k …. e!” But that was his last word. He died, with his hand in the hand of his friend. “Can you hear me? Jake, did you say?” The nurse lifted the dead man’s hand away from his friend’s and laid it across his chest.

LIFE EXCHANGE Activity Book (Jenny Dooley)

Activity book.

EXCALIBUR (Jenny Dooley)

Will Uther keep his promise and give his son to Merlin? Who will be the one to pull Excalibur out of the rock and become the ruler who will unite England? Is love enough to beat hatred and save Arthur and Lancelot’s friendship? Will Morgan Le Fay’s evil plans succeed? Will peace ever return to England?

EXCALIBUR Activity Book (Jenny Dooley)

Activity book.

EXCALIBUR (Jenny Dooley)

Will Uther keep his promise and give his son to Merlin? Who will be the one to pull Excalibur out of the rock and become the ruler who will unite England? Is love enough to beat hatred and save Arthur and Lancelot’s friendship? Will Morgan Le Fay’s evil plans succeed? Will peace ever return to England?

EXCALIBUR Activity Book (Jenny Dooley)

Activity book.

THE GOLDEN STONE SAGA I (Jenny Dooley)

Having heard the noises from within the tavern, Will left the safety of the hut and crept towards a hole in the tavern wall… He could no longer see his father but he saw his mother, and as she struggled with the furious Shivan, she caught sight of her son through the hole. “Run, Will!” “But…!” “Forget about us! Save yourself!”

THE GOLDEN STONE SAGA I Activity Book (Jenny Dooley)

Activity book.

THE GOLDEN STONE SAGA I (Jenny Dooley)

Having heard the noises from within the tavern, Will left the safety of the hut and crept towards a hole in the tavern wall… He could no longer see his father but he saw his mother, and as she struggled with the furious Shivan, she caught sight of her son through the hole. “Run, Will!” “But…!” “Forget about us! Save yourself!”

THE GOLDEN STONE SAGA I Activity Book (Jenny Dooley)

Activity book.

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(Phil Healey & Rick Glanvill)

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MYSTERIES OF THE UNEXPLAINED (Kathy Burke)

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RESUMEN A collection of real stories about strange and interesting things which appeared originally in The Guardian newspaper. Then in 1991 they were put together in a book, Urban Myths. Is there intelligent life in other worlds? What special powers do our minds have? How can people suddenly disappear? Are there really monsters and ghosts? Read about some of the world’s most frightening and exciting mysteries – mysteries that science cannot explain! Is there intelligent life in other worlds? What special powers do our minds have? How can people suddenly disappear? Are there really monsters and ghosts? Read about some of the world’s most frightening and exciting mysteries – mysteries that science cannot explain!

MYSTERIES OF THE UNEXPLAINED (Kathy Burke)

When Tonya and her friends decide to sail around the world they want to see exciting things and visit exciting places. But one day, they meet an orca –a killer whale- one of the most dangerous animals in the sea. And life gets a little too exciting…

ORCA (Phillip Burrows & Mark Foster)

LOVE OR MONEY (Rowena Akinyemi)

SKYJACK (Tim Vicary)

DEEP TROUBLE (Lesley Thompson) RIP VAN WINKLE – THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW (Washington Irving) THE TURN OF THE SCREW (Henry James) LORD ARTHUR SAVILE’S CRIME and other stories (Oscar Wilde) GREAT MYSTERIES OF OUR WORLD (Gina D B Clemen)

Molly Clarkson is having her 50 th birthday party. She is rich, but she’s having a small party – only four people. Four people, however, who all need the same thing: they need her money. She will not give them the money, so they are waiting for her to die. And there are other people who are also waiting for her to die. But one person can’t wait. And so, on her fiftieth birthday, Molly Clarkson is going to die. When a large plane is hijacked, the PM looks at the list of passengers and suddenly becomes very very frightened. There is a name on the list that the PM knows well. There is someone on that plane who will soon be dead – if the hijackers can find out who he is! And there isn’t much time. One man lies dead on the runway. In a few minutes the hijackers will use their guns again. And the PM knows who they are going to kill. Amy and Matt are bored. They don’t want to study for their exams – they want to have a good time. So they drive to the marina at West Palm Beach, and Matt jumps onto one of the boats. ‘We can go anywhere!’ he jokes. But when the owners of the boat come back and find them, Amy and Matt are in deep trouble. Matt is a good swimmer and enjoys scuba-diving, but now he must dive for their lives. In the first of these stories, Rip Van Winkle sleeps for over 20 years, and then wakes up to a world that he no longer understands. In the other story, Ichabod Crane, the school teacher, meets a headless rider in the middle of a dark night. A young woman arrives at a large country house. Her job is to look after the two children who live there, but she soon discovers that there is something very strange about both the house and the children. The longer she stays, the more she feels that the two children are in danger – or is it that the children are the danger, and the person in danger is herself? At Lady Windermere’s party a famous palm reader tells Lord Arthur Savile that he will commit a murder. But will the handsome young nobleman become an assassin or will he marry Sybil, his beautiful fiancée? Find out about Lady Alroy’s mysterious ways in “THE SPHINX WITHOUT A SECRET” and discover how it pays to be nice to the poor in “THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE”. Some of the world’s most puzzling mysteries remain unsolved. Do you think a fast sports-car can be evil and kill its drivers? Would you wear a splendid diamond that brings bad luck? Can a 3,300-year-old Egyptian curse still exist? Which of Nostradamus’ prophecies were true? Why was the Mary Celeste a ghost ship?

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LIFE EXCHANGE (Jenny Dooley)

The burned man turned towards his burned friend on the other trolley. He put his hand onto his friend’s hand. “J … a … k …. e!” But that was his last word. He died, with his hand in the hand of his friend. “Can you hear me? Jake, did you say?” The nurse lifted the dead man’s hand away from his friend’s and laid it across his chest.

LIFE EXCHANGE Activity Book (Jenny Dooley)

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Charles Dickens)

Ebenezer Scrooge is rich but he is a mean, miserable old man with no friends. It is Christmas Eve but he’s still in his office counting his money. He doesn’t like Christmas – it costs too much! Later that night in his bedroom, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts. They show Scrooge scenes from his life. They show him his sad childhood. They show him the present, Christmas Eve in Victorian England where both rich and poor are enjoying Christmas with family and friends. They show him a frightening, lonely future. In this famous story by Charles Dickens, Christmas brings a surprising change in Ebenezer Scrooge. But is it good or bad?

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MISSING IN CORNWALL (Alessandra Brunetti & Janet Harmer)

THE HAUNTED BOOMERANG (Janet Harmer)

THE JUST SO STORIES (Rudyard Kipling)

Sam King is a lucky girl. She lives in a comfortable cottage, she attends a nice school and her father is a famous rock star. When the school year begins, she makes friends with a new student named Keith, who helps her with her homework. But Sam’s luck turns bad during the school trip to Land’s End. Alone for a moment near the empty school bus, she falls into the hands of two strangers, who then demand a high ransom from Sam’s father. Keith believes he can help the police find Sam and rescue her from the kidnappers. During their Christmas holidays in the “red heart” of Australia, Penny and Bob set out to look for a very special boomerang that is missing from an Aboriginal museum near Ayers Rock. The situation gets serious and they get lost in the unfriendly Australian bush. There they meet Sel, a young Aborigine, and his grandfather who gives them clues about the location of the boomerang. From then on their cultural holiday turns into an exciting adventure! Kipling’s popular stories about the “evolution” of some of the stranger species of animals around the world have fascinated generations of children. This colourful simplified version re-tells these amusing stories in language which is accessible to early learners of English.

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THE CALL OF THE WILD (Jack London)

THE LOST MOUNTAIN (Audrey Cowan)

TREASURE ISLAND (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Buck, a young St. Bernard dog, is stolen from his sunny Californian home to go and work in the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. After many adventures he learns to survive in the cold land and becomes the leader of the dog sled team, but in his blood he hears the strange voice of the wilderness around him, calling him to return to his wild brothers the wolves. Neil and Julie are going to Africa to meet Neil’s father, an archaeologist who is looking for traces of an ancient civilisation in Uganda. When their plane crashes in the jungle they know they must find a way out or die. With the help of a friendly pygmy boy they begin their dangerous journey to the snowy mountains. But where is the secret pass through the peaks and are the legends which tell of strange people living there really true? Jim Hawkins works at his mother’s inn on the west coast of England in the 1700s. One day, an old pirate captain comes to stay at the inn. It is the beginning of an exciting adventure, which takes Jim across the ocean, in the company of unforgettable characters like Long John Silver, on a hunt for treasure on Treasure Island.

JUST LIKE A MOVIE (Sue Leather)

Brad Black likes the movies. He goes every weekend with his girlfriend, Gina. They are happy, but they have no money. Then Brad has an idea and thinks that real life can be just like the movies – and that’s when things go wrong.

THE BIG PICTURE (Sue Leather)

Ken Harada takes photos for newspapers. But life ges dangerous when Ken takes a photo of a sumo star. Someone wants the photo badly. But who? And why?

HELP! (Philip Prowse)

Frank Wormold is a writer. He doesn’t have much money and his wife is unhappy. To help him finish one of this stories the starts to use a computer. But the computer gives him more help than he wants. Then he really needs “help”!

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HOW TO BE AN ALIEN (George Mikes)

Why are the English different from Europeans? A description of English people viewed by a Hungarian immigrant. George Mikes’ book describes the strange things the English do and say. And because the English are strange, they don’t get angry when they read the book. They love it! You will too! It’s the funniest book you will read about the English!

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HOW TO BE AN ALIEN (George Mikes)

Silvia Broome is an interpreter at the United Nations. One night she hears a plan to kill the President of the African state of Matobo. Agent Tobin Keller of the US Secret Service must stop the killers. But is Silvia telling the truth? Is she hiding something from him? Is she more dangerous than the President’s other enemies? Why are the English different from Europeans? A description of English people viewed by a Hungarian immigrant. George Mikes’ book describes the strange things the English do and say. And because the English are strange, they don’t get angry when they read the book. They love it! You will too! It’s the funniest book you will read about the English!

BRITISH LIFE (Anne Collins)

Who are the British? This book will tell you about their lives, TV programmes, business, family life, pets – and the food. This is a book about real people and real life in Britain today.

THE HORSE WHISPERER (Nicholas Evans)

One winter morning in New York State, there is an accident on an icy mountain road. Thirteen-year-old Grace and her muchloved horse, Pilgrim, are very badly hurt. Grace’s mother believes her daughter will only recover if her horse can be saved. Can the Horse Whisperer nurse Pilgrim back to health?

THE HORSE WHISPERER (Nicholas Evans)

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THE INTERPRETER (retold by Karen Holmes)

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PARALLEL (Colin Campbell) CIRCLE GAMES (Frank Brennan) EYE OF THE STORM (Mandy Loader)

“Max sat on his bed. There was a gun on the bed beside him. The gun was still warm. Max’s face was very white and he didn’t feel well. He never felt well after he killed someone.” Max kills people for money. But one day he goes to a new world and his life changes. Five stories to make you smile – and think: a Chinese lion dancer turns round and round; and old wooden wheel sits on an English pub wall; an American teenager makes a new wheel for a car; a bicycle taxi driver in Singapore helps a sick girl; and an English student finds a strange, and very old, disc. A hurricane is tearing across the Atlantic from the west coast of Africa towards the USA. As the hurricane passes through the Caribbean, it destroys everything in its path. In Florida, a man is out in a fishing boat, unaware of the approaching disaster. His daughter, Ikemi, and her boyfriend must confront the hurricane in a desperate attempt to reach her father before it is too late.

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DEAD COLD (Sue Leather) THREE TOMORROWS (Frank Brennan) STRONG MEDICINE (Richard MacAndrew) THE INTERPRETER (retold by Karen Holmes)

RESUMEN “Jack Daly?” Judy looked at me. “He’s a very good doctor. He’s famous at the hospital.” “Oh, famous is he?” I said. “I don’t often like famous people.” Judy looked into my eyes. “Oh, come on, Detective Laine,” she said, “you like him! I watched you with him. All the women like him.” One week later Dr. Daly is dead and Flick Laine of the Denver Police Department is looking for his killer. A dead girl is found in a swimming pool in Pine Crest, USA. She’s Janine, a 23-year-old student who wanted to write for a newspaper. Detective Flick Laine has to find the killer. But first she must find out the big story Janine was working on before her death. Three stories to make you think, set in the near future, 100 years and 1500 years from now. The end of spam – a curse or a blessing? ? How can you know if someone is a robot or a person?What happens to the last brain in the world? Dr Mark Latto travels to California to learn about a new medicine that his friend, Deborah Spencer, is developing. When he arrives, he finds that Deborah is dead and the book that she was writing has disappeared. Is it murder? The police don’t think it is, but mark isn’t so sure... Silvia Broome is an interpreter at the United Nations. One night she hears a plan to kill the President of the African state of Matobo. Agent Tobin Keller of the US Secret Service must stop the killers. But is Silvia telling the truth? Is she hiding something from him? Is she more dangerous than the President’s other enemies?

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TALES FROM MANY LANDS (Anita Stern)

An anthology of multicultural folk literature

TALES FROM MANY LANDS (Anita Stern)

An anthology of multicultural folk literature

SEASONS & CELEBRATIONS (Jackie Maguire)

A journey through a year of celebrations, from New Year’s Eve to Christmas. Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day and the Fourth of July. These are all important days in English-speaking countries. But how do people celebrate them? And why do children go “trick or treating” in October or burn “guys” in November?

CRIES FROM THE HEART (Jeniffer Bassett)

A compilation of eight stories from around the world (Nigeria, New Zealand, Botswana, Jamaica, Uganda, Malaysia, India, South Africa). They were all selected from the winning entries in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition.

WHY? (Philip Prowse) DEAD COLD (Sue Leather)

Alex is a soldier with a peacekeeping force in a poor country torn apart by fighting. He doesn’t speak the language and is not sure why he is there. On patrol he comes face to face with the reality of what arms sales mean and pays the ultimate price. Why? A dead girl is found in a swimming pool in Pine Crest, USA. She’s Janine, a 23-year-old student who wanted to write for a newspaper. Detective Flick Laine has to find the killer. But first she must find out the big story Janine was working on before her death.

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HAMLET (William Shakespeare)

Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark. His heart is filled with sadness and pain. Why? Only his two best friends, Horatio and Marcellus know the true reason. The new king, Claudius, murdered Hamlet’s father and married the young prince’s mother. Will Hamlet be strong and brave enough to take revenge? Is he mad? Or does he have a secret plan?

THREE TOMORROWS (Frank Brennan)

Three stories which ask questions about the world in five years, in a hundred years and in fifteen hundred years. Can an email tell us what to buy? How can you know if someone is a machine or a person? What are the dreams of the last woman to live?

ROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (Jules Verne) BRONZE- Stories from Reading Circles (Mark Furr)

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A compilation of seven short stories in very different settings

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