Abdullah knows a lot about oryx, the rare and gentle creatures of the desert. But there are cruel and ignorant people in the desert too - and someone needs to stop them.
Charlie's family is poor, so he cannot go to school. He works as a shoeshine boy and dreams of being rich. Then one day, he has a chance to make his dreams come true. Recommended for younger readers. * 16 pages * full colour illustrations
When Gulliver’s ship, The Antelope, sinks in the Far East, he is forced to swim to the strange, miniature land of Lilliput, where he is held a prisoner! In order to escape, Gulliver must befriend and learn the language of the tiny people of Lilliput.
Pete and the Pirates Pete Morgan is on a boat in the Caribbean with his mother and father. It is the only boat near Blue Sea Island. Or is it? One day, Pete has a visitor...
Hannah loves her job on old Mr Duval’s small boat. The boat takes people to the beautiful coral reef every day. Then a rich man arrives with a big new boat. Suddenly, there isn’t any work for Hannah and Mr Duval. Then the hurricane comes ...
One day a leopard swims across the sea to Sindi. He is hungry and he is looking for food. He runs into an old lighthouse. The people of Sindi do not want the leopard in their lighthouse. But what can they do? How can they catch the leopard?
One of Hollywood’s most successful actors, Tom Cruise has starred in numerous films since his début in Risky Business. Read about his life and career, his major film roles, his involvement with Scientology and his marriages.
Pelé is the number one player in the story of soccer. He won the World Cup three times with Brazil and the fans loved him. Today, Pelé is famous in every country of the world. In 1950, he was a young boy with no shoes. This is his story.
Kim is running through the streets of the old town. She is frightened. A man with dark eyes and a knife is looking for her. He is going to catch her. This holiday in beautiful Barcelona is suddenly very dangerous. Where is Kim’s friend Dave? What can she do?
Norma is always right. But has she got the right train tickets? What happens when Mrs Roberts has coffee with Mrs Price? And is David ready for his wedding? The answers are in these six sketches.
Rip Van Winkle walks into the mountains one day and meets some strange old men. He comes home twenty years later. One dark night, Ichabod Crane is riding home and sees a man on a black horse behind him. The man has no head. Are there ghosts in these stories? What do you think?
Maisie King lives in the Bahamas. Her mother and father work at an Animal Hospital. Maisie has a new friend. His name is Ben and he’s a dolphin. Ben is very ill. Maisie helps him. Then Maisie has a big problem. Can Ben help her?
Marcel is a mouse and a famous detective. He lives in Paris. One evening, two thieves steal a very expensive diamond ring – the ‘White Star’. Then they steal a car. Marcel follows them across Paris to a café. Can he get the ‘White Star’ and bring it back?
Marcel is a French mouse, and a detective. One evening, at the Louvre museum, he sees a man steal a famous painting – the Mona Lisa. Marcel follows the thief to Venice and risks his life to get the painting back again.
Billy and his sister want new bicycles, but they don’t have any money. Then their grandmother has an idea. There’s a competition in Palace magazine. The first prize is £500. ‘What do you think?’ Billy asks his sister. ‘We can buy two new bicycles for £500,’ she says.
Tom breaks his leg in a football game — it’s not his lucky day! A week later, Tom sees his favorite movie star. But Tom falls again—and suddenly the movie star is falling too! Reporters are taking pictures of Tom. Is this his lucky break?