Sundiata the Lion King and Other Royal Tales

The people in these four stories come from different places. But they have many of the same hopes and problems. They have to be brave, and they often have to fight for their family or kingdom. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language

BBC Dynasties: Penguins

In 2018, the BBC filmed the emperor penguins in Antarctica. Sometimes life is good, and sometimes it is difficult. It is the same for emperor penguins, and for all animal families. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and

BBC Dynasties: Chimpanzees

A few years ago, the BBC made the TV programme Dynasties about animal families across the world. They chose to film David and his family – a group of chimpanzees in south-eastern Senegal. Sometimes families are happy and sometimes they fight. Sometimes life is good and sometimes it is not easy. It is the same

BBC Dynasties Lions

Sometimes families are happy, and sometimes they fight. Sometimes life is good, and sometimes it is not easy. It is the same for the Marsh Lions in Kenya’s Masai Mara, and for all animal families. Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, written for learners of English as

Animal Farm

Animal Farm tells the story of a rebellion and how it goes wrong. The animals’ lives on the farm are terrible – there is not enough food, the work is hard, and animals are dying. One day, the animals kick out the farmer and start to run the farm. Soon, a group of animals –

The Call of the Wild

In 1897, people found gold in the Klondike, Canada. Thousands of people traveled there to find more gold. They needed big, strong dogs to work for them. This is the story of one of those dogs, Buck. A man takes him from his family in California, and Buck has to pull a sled in Canada.