Ghost Stories

A strange whistle, a dangerous curse, a buried crown and a hotel without a room 13. Don’t read these four frightening ghost stories by M.R. James late at night! With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content.

The Invisible Man

Griffin is a scientist, and he discovers how to make things invisible. Then he becomes invisible himself. Griffin thinks that an invisible man will have a lot of power. But life becomes more and more difficult. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language

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

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

The Extraordinary Life of Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai lived in Pakistan where she was one of the best students in her class. But then a group of Islamist extremists called the Taliban came and a war began. Then, one day, two men from the Taliban shot Malala on the bus home from school. Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics,

Wuthering Heights

It is winter in Yorkshire, England. A man rides through the snow to visit a house called Wuthering Heights. While there, the man learns about Catherine, who lived in the house years before. Catherine’s story of love and sadness still affects the lives of those in the present. Penguin Readers is a series of popular