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.
Alissa is twelve years old when her father sends her to work in the city. Soon she wants to leave her work and go to school. Is it an impossible dream? * 16 pages * full colour illustrations
The college term has ended and Rick and Jen join their friends at the beach to swim and surf. Jen doesn't realise that the new friend she meets will soon save their lives. * 16 pages * full colour illustrations
The young friends, Lisa and Alice, were first introduced in Photo Finish (Starter Level). Their story was continued in Shooting Stars (Starter Level), when the girls had a wonderful holiday on a Greek island. They some amazing sights and also made some new friends - including two world-famous movie stars. In this the third story they are travelling home....
Lenny Samuel, a private investigator from Los Angeles, appears in this series at all five levels, In this story, Lenny is forced to do a job for a wealthy businessman. Lenny has to make the ransom exchange for the businessman's kidnapped daughter. But something goes wrong! * 16 pages * full colour illustrations
In this mystery story, a sea captain and his crew find a drifting, empty ship. The captain goes on board and he soon discovers a terrifying secret. * 16 pages * full colour illustrations
Crossways is a quiet and sleepy town where everyone wears a hat. But everything changes when the Magic Barber comes to town. Recommended for younger readers. * 16 pages * full colour illustrations
When she has to get her passport photos taken quickly, Lisa never imagines for one moment what the consequences might be of her visit to the photo booth in the deserted bus station, or the mortal danger she is in. Part two, Shooting Stars, and three, In the Frame, of this story are also available. * 16 pages * full colour illustrations
Everybody in Middletown likes Mr Fruit, everybody except his daughter, Sara. She doesn't like him because he is dishonest. Can she persuade him to change his ways? * 16 pages * full colour illustrations
This adventure story is a sequel to Photo Finish, also at Starter level. Part three In the Frame, is also available. Best friends Lisa and Alice have started their eagerly anticipated holiday. They are staying in a pretty hotel and are looking forward to enjoying the delights of the holiday island. But there is an added excitement to their stay. Are the...
Rebecca, Sue, Mark and David are on a skiing holiday in the mountains. It is going to be a fun-filled week with a skiing competition on the last day. Who will win? Recommended for younger readers. * 16 pages * full colour illustrations
A romantic story of mistaken identity. On a wet day, the purchase of an umbrella leads to a romantic chance encounter. * 16 pages * full colour illustrations
Lia and Jay's grandmother is old and in poor health. She misses her husband who has recently died. She begs her family to fetch water from the well at the abandoned family farm in the hills. After listening to their parents' words of caution about the recent volcanic activity in the area, Lia and Jay set off early in the morning to walk to the farm. On...
Phileas Fogg makes a bet with his friends that he can travel around the world in 80 days. This is the wonderful story of Phileas’ adventures as he travels from country to country with his servant Passepartout.