Ballet Shoes

Sisters Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil do not have parents, but they have a very kind uncle. The sisters learn to dance, act and sing at a dancing school. But soon they have no money. What will happen to them? With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin

How High The Moon

Ella lives in a small, Southern town in the 1940s. In the USA at this time, black people are treated badly by white people. Ella’s mother lives in Boston, but Ella does not know who her father is. When Ella visits her mother, she learns more about herself and the world. With carefully adapted text,

Mrs Dalloway

On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party she is giving that evening. As she walks through London, her thoughts are of the past and her choice of husband. At the same time, and also in London, Septimus Smith is being driven mad by shell shock. At the party that

The Children Act

Fiona Maye is a successful High Court judge in Family Law, but now her own marriage is in trouble. She is asked to hear the urgent case of Adam, a very sick seventeen-year-old boy who is refusing medical treatment. Fiona goes to meet Adam, and both their lives are changed. With carefully adapted text, new

Boy In The Tower

Ade lives in a tower block in London. One day, something bad happens to Ade’s mum. After that, she stays in her bedroom all the time and sleeps. Then buildings start falling down in the night, and there are strange plants on the street. What will happen to Ade and his friend Gaia? With carefully

Frankly in Love

Frank Li has Korean parents, but he feels that he’s American. At high school, he falls in love for the first time with Brit, the girl of his dreams. But there’s a problem: Brit is not Korean… With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces

David Copperfield

David Copperfield lives happily with his mother and his nurse, Peggotty. Then his mother marries Mr Murdstone, and he and his sister come to live with them. Suddenly everything changes . . . With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of a poor, eighteen-year-old waiter in Mumbai called Ram Mohammad Thomas. Ram goes on a television quiz show, and he answers all the questions correctly. But the people who work on the programme think that he has cheated, so Ram must explain how he knew the answers. With carefully adapted

Far from the Madding Crowd

Bathsheba Everdene is young and beautiful. She has her own farm and she likes to do things her way. Three men are in love with her – a poor shepherd, a rich farmer and a soldier. Which man will she choose, and will he be the right one for her? With carefully adapted text, new

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas

One day, Bruno’s father gets a new job, and the family have to move from Berlin, Germany, to a new place. There is a strange camp at the end of the garden. Bruno is very unhappy and bored until he meets Shmuel. The two boys become very good friends. But why is Shmuel in the