Black Beauty is a beautiful, gentle horse who works hard but this is not appreciated by some of his owners, who through meaness or just stupidity maltreat and abuse Black Beauty. A deeply moving tale which has become a children's classic.
Every year, Peter and Susan go to Lea-on-Sea for their holiday: every year they stay at the Hotel Vista. This year things start to go wrong. A man is pretending to be Peter. But why? Is he friendly or dangerous - what does he want? Will this, their thirteenth visit to Lea-on-Sea be their last? A thrilling and compelling mystery. Recommended for younger learners.
Edmond Dantes is a clever young seaman, but he has enemies who tell lies about him. On the day of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes, Edmond is thrown into prison. There he meets a man who tells him about some treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. Will Edmond escape from prison and find the treasure? And will he see Mercedes again?
Anita dreams of being a movie star. One day, Mr Stein invites Anita to visit his studio. This is her big chance but, in the end, it isn't "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.
Most of these stories are about murder. Murder of a stranger or a relative, murder in a quiet English town or in a crowded American city. It happens everywhere, it seems, for all kinds of reasons. In these stories by some of the finest modern crime writers in English, we see what can drive a person to murder - and that trying to catch them can be complicated and extremely dangerous!
Li Sun is living happily in Blue Moon Valley, but her grandmother thinks it's time for her to go to the big city and work in her uncle's circus. The emperor's visit to the circus changes Li Sun's life and she has to make some difficult decisions.
Count Dracula is a vampire. He drinks people's blood. When he leaves his lonely castle in the mountains of Transylvania to come to England, Professor Helsing is the only one who understands the danger. But can he stop Dracula's deadly intentions? Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is the world's most famous horror story and has inspired many films.