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Books in the series: Penguin Readers (Graded Readers)

The PLPR6:Remains of the Day

The PLPR6:Remains of the Day

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2009

Contemporary / British English (Available June 2008) It is the summer of 1956, and the ageing butler of Darlington Hall takes a rare holiday. But it is a journey that will also take him deep into his past. The Remains of the Day is a remarkable story: a man's exploration of his own life, and his heart-breaking attempt to make sense of it.

DAY OF THE JACKAL THE LEVEL 4/BOOK 588210

DAY OF THE JACKAL THE LEVEL 4/BOOK 588210

Author: Frederick Forsyth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2008

Contemporary / British English (Available April 2008) A secret organisation plans to assassinate the French President, General de Gaulle. Their leader, Colonel Marc Rodin, decides to hire a professional, someone unknown to French police. He and his men choose the Jackal. Can police detective Claude Lebel stop the killing and save the President's life?

PLPR6:Schindler's List

PLPR6:Schindler's List

Author: Thomas Keneally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2008

Contemporary / British English (Available June 2008) Thomas Keneally's famous novel tells the true story of Oskar Schindler, a businessman who risked his life every day during the Second World War to save as many Jews as possible. Steven Spielberg's film of Schindler's List won seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

The PLPR5:Talented Mr Ripley

The PLPR5:Talented Mr Ripley

Author: Patricia Highsmith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2008

Contemporary / American English (Available June 2008) Tom Ripley goes to Italy. He needs to find Dickie Greenleaf. Dickie's father wants him to go back to America. But Tom wants to stay in Italy, and he will do anything to get what he wants. The Talented Mr Ripley is now an exciting movie with Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law.

PLPR4:Lost World: Jurassic Park, The

PLPR4:Lost World: Jurassic Park, The

Author: Michael Crichton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2008

The books in the 'Penguin Readers' series are selected from the classics, and film and TV stories, as well as original stories. They are simplified for the benefit of the reluctant reader, foreign language speakers and ESOL/EFL students.

A PLPR6:Room with a View

A PLPR6:Room with a View

Author: E. M. Forster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2008

Classic / British English Lucy Honeychurch is a young middle-class English girl. Her life is comfortable and she lives in a protected existence. But her experiences on holiday in Italy show her a different side of life. She learns to look more closely at the people around her and discovers the power of her own heart.

PLPR3:Darling Buds of May NEW

PLPR3:Darling Buds of May NEW

Author: H Bates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2008

PLPR3:My Family and Other Animals

PLPR3:My Family and Other Animals

Author: Gerald Durrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2008

Contemporary / British English This very funny story is about an English family who go to live on the Greek island of Corfu. Gerald, the youngest boy, loves animals and insects. He brings scorpions, spiders, birds, snakes and other animals to the house, and they get him into lots of trouble.

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Author: Melvyn Burgess Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2007

Each title in this series is graded by level, and provides students with a guided and manageable reading experience. Audio recordings, free teacher's materials and activities accompany the reader giving the support students need to develop their language skills.

The Incredible Journey

The Incredible Journey

Author: Sheila Burnford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2004

Cry The Beloved Country

Cry The Beloved Country

Author: Alan Paton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2003

Penguin Readers is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. Penguin Readers are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from Easystarts with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: Contemporary , Classics or Originals . At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying Penguin Readers Factsheets which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.

Schindler's List

Schindler's List

Author: Thomas Keneally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2003

About a Boy

About a Boy

Author: Nick Hornby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2003

Of Mice & Men

Of Mice & Men

Author: John Steinbeck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2001

Apollo 13

Apollo 13

Author: Dina Anastasio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2001

On the thirteenth minute of the thirteenth hour in 1970, the thirteenth Apollo mission is launched. But something goes wrong. Astronaut, Jim Lovell's space module is failing. Will he and his crew make it back to earth alive? A dramatic true story filmed starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Kathleen Quinlan.

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

Author: Adeline Yen Mah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2001

The Talented Mr Ripley

The Talented Mr Ripley

Author: Patricia Highsmith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2001

Tom Ripley is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors, and the law, when an unexpected acquaintance offers him a free trip to Europe and a chance to start again. But how does Ripley act when his new happiness is threatened? A gripping tale of murderous ambition, recently filmed starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett.

The Snow Goose and Other Stories New Edition

The Snow Goose and Other Stories New Edition

Author: Paul Gallico Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2000

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

Author: Arthur Golden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2000

Remains of the Day

Remains of the Day

Author: Kaye Ishiguro Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2000

What starts as a straightforward journey into the English countryside becomes a journey into the past for Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall. The climax of his trip is a reunion with his former housekeeper. The Remains of the Day won the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989 and is also an acclaimed film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

Walkabout

Walkabout

Author: James V Marshall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2000

Stranded in the Australian outback, Mary and her younger brother Peter are the only survivors of an aircrash. Facing death from exhaustion and starvation they are befriended by an Aboriginal boy who helps them to survive and guides them on their journey. Walkabout is a haunting children's classic which looks at survival and the clash of cultures.

The Chrysalids

The Chrysalids

Author: John Wyndham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2000

Some years after a terrible war, parts of the world are still dead and black while in other places, plants, animals and people grow in strange shapes. In Waknuk people follow their own strict religious rules. Plants, animals and children must be perfect. David is different but this difference is kept secret until people begin to ask questions. Life suddenly becomes very dangerous. John Wyndham is one of the most notable British science fiction writers of the Twentieth Century.

Diary Of A Young Girl New Edition

Diary Of A Young Girl New Edition

Author: Anne Frank Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/1999

Anne Frank was 13 years old when she and her family went into hiding in a secret room in Amsterdam in order to escape the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. For two years they hid and Anne wrote her diary, providing us with a moving account of a Jewish life in hiding. Penguin Readers is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. Penguin Readers are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from Easystarts with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: Contemporary , Classics or Originals . At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying Penguin Readers Factsheets which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.

Babe - The Sheep Pig New Edition

Babe - The Sheep Pig New Edition

Author: Dick King-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/1999

Babe is a little pig who doesn't have a real mother. He lives with Farmer Hoggett's sheep-dog, Fly, who looks after him like one of her own children. Babe must learn how to talk to sheep before the British Sheep-dog Trials - and before Mrs Hoggett turns him into Christmas dinner! The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith has been made into a hugely popular and successful film called Babe. Recommended for younger learners.

The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal

Author: Frederick Forsyth, Patricia Highsmith, Jocelyn Potter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/1999

It is 1963 and the Secret Army Organisation want to kill General de Gaulle, the President of France. They hire a professional assassin, a tall, cold Englishman who calls himself aA A the Jackal'. But in spite of his brilliant disguises and clever preparations, aA A the best detective in France', Claude Lebel is close on his heels. A blockbusting novel from one of the world's greatest thriller writers. This will enthral you from start to finish! Also a gripping film starring Edward Fox.