Americas and the Caribbean
“All novels … are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves between good and evil.” John Steinbeck, one of America’s greatest writers, considered East of Eden to be his most important work. Set in California, the novel is a story of love and jealousy, forgiveness and revenge—and what it means to be human.
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.
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A wonderful collection of classic stories to enchant and delight, in a beautifully illustrated, hardback edition with a ribbon marker. Includes The Railway Children, The Wizard of Oz, The Secret Garden, Black Beauty, Little Women and Heidi, all retold for especially for children.
Sherlock Holmes is a great detective. There are few cases that he cannot solve. In these three stories we meet a young woman who is terrified of a mysterious ‘speckled band’, a family who think that five orange pips are a sign of death, and a banker who believes that his son is a thief. But are things really as they seem?
Long ago, a powerful king named Midas lived in a place called Phyrgia. Midas had a large kingdom, a beautiful palace, and a loving daughter. But the thing Midas loved most of all was gold. One day, a god gave Midas the power to turn everything he touches into gold. But was this power a blessing, or a curse?
Roald Dahl is the master of the unexpected. Things are not always what they seem and nobody should be trusted. In this collection of his short stories we learn some strange lessons about the dangerous world we live in. But you will have to wait until the final pages of each story to discover the last, terrible twist!