by Janet Hardy-Gould

Graded readers for learners of English

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Sinbad the Sailor has amazing adventures at sea before finally returning to Baghdad as an older, wiser man.

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba finds a thieves’ treasure cave and becomes rich – but things go wrong.

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The Emperor calls men to join the army. Mulan’s father is too old, so Mulan puts on men’s clothes.

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The Great Fire of London

It’s 1666. A small fire starts in a London baker’s shop, and soon starts to spread.

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Crying wolf and other tales

A shepherd boy tells a lie to the local villagers. But what happens next?

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Young Merlin learns that he has enemies, so he begins to use his magic powers against them.

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The Travels of Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta tells his nephew Ahmed about his incredible adventures.

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Hercules is the world’s strongest man. He needs to do twelve tasks, but can he finish them all?

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From the earth to the moon

In 1865, a group of men plan to travel to the Moon. Will they succeed?

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Sherlock Holmes: The Emerald Crown

There’s a mysterious case of a disappearing crown. Only Sherlock Holmes can find the answer.

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Journey to the West

A young monk must fetch holy writings from India. How will he and his helpers survive the journey?

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Henry VIII and his Six Wives

After Henry’s death, his sixth wife finds a box. Inside there are letters – one from each of his wives.

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King Arthur

Who will pull the sword from the stone and become the next King of England?

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Ellis Island: Rosalia's Story

Rosalia looks back at her dangerous voyage from Sicily to New York.

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Amelia Earhart

‘I want to learn to fly,’ says young Amelia Earhart. But it’s the 1920s and flying is dangerous.

Oxford Bookworms Factfiles

San Francisco

People came to San Francisco to find gold in the 1840s, now they come to see the wonderful sights.

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Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Marco Polo grows up hearing stories of incredible adventures and becomes one of the world’s greatest travellers.

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Hollywood began life as a small village. Today, it’s the most famous place in movie history.

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Follow the story of chocolate from the forests of Central America hundreds of years ago up until today.

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Look carefully and you will see that deserts are full of amazing plants and creatures.

Oxford Time Trekkers

Columbus's First Voyage

Christopher Columbus sets off on a long voyage to discover new lands. 

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