The graded readers series of original fiction, adapted fiction and factbooks especially written for teenagers. Twins, Andy and Mary, are in Dublin on a school trip. When Mary discovers that she has been given a forged €20 note, she thinks she knows the identity of the forger.
When Mary Lennox’s parents die in India, she moves to England to live in her uncle’s enormous manor. Mary is sad and lonely but one day she finds an old key to a secret garden that no one goes into and a whole new world of magic and enchantment opens up to her. Before long Mary learns to make friends for the first time.
The Happy Prince is the unforgettable story of the touching friendship between the golden statue of the Happy Prince and a little swallow.
The enchanted garden of The Selfish Giant is the perfect place for children to play, until the Giant decides to keep it all for himself!
It’s fun to get ready for Halloween and it’s even more fun to have a spooky Halloween party! But what happens to a group of young teenagers when their Halloween party becomes a living nightmare? Find out what horror is all about in this spine-tingling story!
Read about the daring adventures of Zorro, the legendary masked hero of Spanish California. He is a champion of justice and an expert with the sword. He is invincible as he defies corrupt politicians and defends the oppressed.
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.
Five children go on holiday and discover a sand fairy near their home! The sand fairy is an unusual creature that grants wishes, and this is just the beginning of an incredible adventure for them. Their wishes are strange, silly… and sometimes dangerous. They go from one exciting adventure to another until finally they realise the power of a wish and whether or not they really want one!
This classic story, set in the English countryside, features the lovable characters Rat, Mole, Toad and Badger. When Mole decides to leave his underground home and meets Rat, he discovers a completely new world on the river bank and the Wild Wood. And Toad’s passion for fast cars leads them on a series of adventures, which end with a battle against the ferrets and weasels, who have captured Toad Hall.
The incredible adventures of Dorothy, her dog Toto, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion have continued to enthuse readers of all ages ever since it was first published in 1900. Join Dorothy and her friends as they travel down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Sandokan and his fierce pirates rule the Malaysian Sea in the 1840s, and the British want to capture him. One day he meets Marianna, Lord James’s young niece, and he is immediately attracted by her extraordinary beauty.
Mowgli, a baby boy, is raised by a family of loving wolves in exotic India. He is educated by Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the brown bear, who teach him the laws of the jungle. All the animals like him except for Shere Khan, a fierce tiger who wants to kill him.
Black Beauty is a touching story written from a horse’s point of view. Black Beauty, a handsome, intelligent horse, lives in Victorian England on a peaceful farm with a wonderful master. But his life changes when he is sold to different masters-some are kind and understanding, but others are very cruel…
Published in 1877, Black Beauty is surely the most loved animal story of all times – an unforgettable classic for readers of all ages.
Alice follows the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole and finds herself in the magical world of Wonderland, where anything can happen. She grows bigger and smaller and she meets a lot of very strange characters! These include the Caterpillar on his mushroom, the smiling Cheshire Cat, the Hatter and the March Hare at their mad tea party, the Queen of Hearts at her crazy game of croquet, and many more!
A rich man suddenly becomes poor and he goes to live in the country with his children. One day he goes to the city on business. His daughters Rosalind and Hortensia ask him for expensive presents, but his other daughter, Beauty, only wants a rose. On his way back the man takes a rose from the garden of a castle. But the owner of the castle, a beast, becomes angry and demands something in exchange…
When Kate and Mike Sullivan invite their friend Carlos to sail to the Farallon Islands on their father’s new boat, The Pelican, they expect to see the fascinating birds and animals which live there. But this exciting boat trip on the Pacific Ocean turns into a night of horror when ghastly ghosts from the past appear… and the three friends make an altogether different discovery.
Bathsheba, a beautiful Weather Witch, lives with her cat, Cobweb, on top of a high mountain near the village of Sunnyville. The people in the village don’t know about Bathsheba or about the important job she does for them. Her life is peaceful until one day she goes down to the village and meets some of the people there, including a very special soldier…
Life with her uncle is uneventful for bad-tempered Mary Lennox until one day she finds a secret garden. She wants to make the garden beautiful and meets Dickon, a friendly boy who helps her. Then Mary meets her cousin Colin, an invalid, who is confined to bed. With Mary and Dickon’s help Colin goes out into the secret garden and discovers the meaning of true friendship and happiness…
Rudyard Kipling surprises us again with these five tales from the animal kingdom. Have you ever wondered why elephants have such long noses and why leopards have spots? Do you know why kangaroos hop around Australia? Find out how a clever young sailor tricked a whale and meet many other unforgettable characters.
Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert want a boy from the orphanage to help them on their farm, but the orphanage sends them Anne, a funny little girl with long red hair who gets up to all kinds of adventures. What can Matthew and Marilla do? Find out how Anne makes their lives happier, and wins their hearts…
Twins Max and Laura spend an exciting summer in a small village near Stonehenge. A mysterious symbol, their uncle’s old book of codes and secrets, strange people looking for a secret and much more. The two young and brave ‘detectives’ will be involved in many exciting adventures.