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 ...
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?
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.
Felix is not a happy bird. He comes from Brazil but he doesn’t live there. He lives in New York in a cage. Then one day his cage opens and Felix says goodbye to New York. Can he find his family in Brazil again?
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
Joanna Jimbuku is a nurse in Australia. She works with a Flying Doctor. One day a baby is very ill. Joanna takes the baby to Sydney. It’s her first visit to a big city, and she loves it. Does she stay in the city or go home?
Sarah and Jessica arrive in New Zealand for a holiday. They find a mobile phone in the taxi from the airport. It is Michael’s mobile, but they can’t find him? He has messages from home – are they important? Go with the girls on a New Zealand adventure.
Simon Simple is going on holiday and the police are looking for a spy. On the train, Simon meets a beautiful girl. He likes her and she likes him. But the spy is there too. Simon and the police can’t see the spy. Can you?
Kerry is visiting her brother, Mike, for the first tme in his new home. She sees a sign for a fortune teller. Mike doesn't believe in fortune tellers, but he goes, too. What does Rosie say to him? And is she right? On the CD-ROM - additional activities and the complete audio recording
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.
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.
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?
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?