Oliver Twist: “From the classic novel by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist barely survives childhood in the workhouse. When he runs away to London, he is taken in by a gang of thieves. Wealthy Mr. Brownlow rescues him, but the thieves snatch Oliver back, and it seems that he has no hope of escaping a life of crime.
Treasure Island: From the classic adventure by Robert Louis Stevenson. An old sailor comes to stay at Jim Hawkins’ quiet inn. One night a terrifying visitor arrives, and Jim escapes with a mysterious map. His friend Squire Trelawney fits out a ship – but can the crew, even the friendly Long John Silver, be trusted?
The Hound of the Baskervilles: From the classic detective story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Charles Baskerville is dead. Near his body is the footprint of an enormous hound. Could it be the legendary Hound of the Baskervilles? The case takes Sherlock Homes and Doctor Watson to lonely Baskerville Hall, a house full of secrets on the mysterious moor.
Romeo and Juliet: From one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays. Romeo’s family and Juliet’s are enemies. The young people meet without realizing each other’s identities, and fall in love. At first, it seems that their secret marriage may bring the families together, but a series of misunderstandings leads to tragedy.
Great Expectations: From the timeless tale by Charles Dickens. Pip is taken to meet the eccentric Miss Havisham, a recluse since her disastrous wedding day, and her beautiful adopted daughter Estella. Pip is soon dissatisfied with his humble background. Then he learns that he has `great expectations’: one day, he will be rich. Who is the source of his fortune?
The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.”