Robin Hood and the Silver Arrow: “From the famous English legend. Robin Hood and his outlaws rob the Sheriff once too often, and the Sheriff sets a trap: an archery contest with a splendid prize. On the day of the contest, there’s no sign of Robin Hood, and the winner is a mysterious dark stranger from the wars overseas. Who could he be?
Jason and the Argonauts: From the famous Greek myth. Young Jason’s wicked uncle sets him an impossible task: to bring back the legendary Golden Fleece. Jason sets out with a crew of heroes in his ship, the Argo; but it’s the princess Medea who will give him the help he most needs.
Arthur and the Sword in the Stone: “From the legend of King Arthur. As a boy, Arthur knows nothing about his real family. One day his foster father and brother attend a tournament, and his brother Kay sends Arthur to fetch his sword. Arthur sees a sword set in a stone. He doesn’t know that only the true King of Britain can release it.
The Snow Queen: From the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen. Kay and Gerda are childhood friends, but one day Kay is carried off by the Snow Queen. Gerda goes in search of him, helped by a friendly crow, a princess, a robber girl and a reindeer, until finally she must cross the ice alone to rescue her friend.
The Wooden Horse: From the Greek myth of the Trojan Horse. King Odysseus is happy at home with his loving wife and baby son. Then King Menelaus asks him to help bring Queen Helen back from the city of Troy. For ten years the Greeks besiege Troy, but they can’t break into the city until Odysseus thinks of a plan.
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.