When Nazneen is 18, she marries a much older man and moves from Bangladesh to England to be with her husband. But Brick Lane in London is very different from Nazneen’s village, and she speaks no English. Nazneen must try to look after her family and get used to a new, and very strange, country.
Fourteen-year-old Frankie has a difficult life. Her mother is ill, some children at her school are horrible to her, and she worries that she might be gay. Then, Frankie becomes friends with Sally. Frankie hates love stories, but she starts to love Sally. Does Sally feel the same way? With carefully adapted text, new illustrations,
Eleven-year-old Anne has no parents, and she goes to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on their farm, Green Gables. Anne is an intelligent girl, but sometimes she talks too much and makes mistakes! With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) is the story of a boy in Missouri in the 1840s. Tom Sawyer’s parents are dead and he lives with his aunt in a small village next to the long Mississippi river. One night, Tom and his friend, Huckleberry Finn see Injun Joe kill Dr Robinson. “We can’t say