Aladdin: “One of the most popular stories from the Thousand and One Nights. Aladdin agrees to find an old lamp for his “uncle” Abanazar. Rubbing the lamp summons a powerful genie, who makes Aladdin rich. Then Abanazar tricks Aladdin’s wife into giving up the lamp, and kidnaps her. What can Aladdin do?
The Little Mermaid: From the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen. The Little Mermaid longs to swim to the ocean surface and visit the human world. When she saves a human prince from a shipwreck, she decides to take human form herself, whatever the price; but heart’s desire and heartbreak are never far apart.
Alice in Wonderland: From the English children’s classic by Lewis Carroll. Alice falls down a rabbit-hole to a land where the impossible is perfectly normal. She meets one strange character after another: the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. Will Alice manage to keep her head?
The Wind in the Willows: From the English children’s classic by Kenneth Grahame. One day, Mole discovers the enchanting world of the river. He makes new friends: generous Water Rat, kindly Badger – and Toad, whose love of fast cars soon causes mayhem.
The Phantom of the Opera: From the classic story by Gaston Leroux. When the soloist Carlotta loses her voice, young soprano Christine becomes a star overnight – but who is her teacher? Anonymous letters, mysterious accidents – something strange is behind the scenes at the Paris Opera House… and then Christine disappears.
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.