Holly and Tom go the beach with Aunt Rose but disaster strikes when they have a puncture - and discover that the map, food and their swimming costumes are still at home! Then Mum and Dad arrive and the rest of the day is perfect.
Holly's friend Sarah goes away on holiday for a week. Sarah goes to the beach and explores the holiday town. Back at home, Holly and Tom have a good time, too. Macmillan English Explorers have been written specifically for young learners of English. They bring first language teaching methods to reading lessons in international classrooms.
This reader tells the story of Holly and her brother, who go to Barcelona to see a football match. Before the match, Holly hopes to do some sightseeing, but the boys are only interested in the funfair. Then Holly's bag disappears - and she gets to see more of Barcelona than she expected.
The story of an independent young woman whose life is changed forever by a chance encounter with a childhood friend. A magical blend of compelling action, exotic locations and intriguing characters, told with Paulo`s characteristic power and insight.Pilar is an independent and practical young woman who is feeling bored and frustrated by the daily grind of her university life. Looking for a deeper meaning to her existence, she happens to meet an old childhood friend, now a handsome, mesmerizing spiritual teacher - and a rumoured miracle worker. As he leads her on a magical journey through the Fench Pyrenees, Pilar begins to realize that this chance encounter is going to transform her life forever. With Paulo`s trademark blend of mysticism, magical realism and folklore, Pilar`s story is a poignant and deeply inspiring tale.
In this traditional story, Gretel cooks a chicken for King Kelly and eats some herself. Then she eats some more ... What will King Kelly do when he finds out? Macmillan English Explorers have been written specifically for young learners of English. They bring first language teaching methods to reading lessons in international classrooms.
This story is a rare and utterly engaging experience. It tells the extraordinary story of a geisha -summoning up a quarter century from 1929 to the post-war years of Japan's dramatic history, and opening a window into a half-hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. A young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. She tells her story many years later from the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Her memoirs conjure up the perfection and the ugliness of life behind rice-paper screens, where young girls learn the arts of geisha - dancing and singing, how to wind the kimono, how to walk and pour tea, and how to beguile the land's most powerful men.
This book contains two stories about Daisy the Dinosaur. In the first, she has the hiccups, but Danny has the answer. And in the second story, Daisy makes a special sandwich! "Macmillan English Explorers" have been written specifically for young learners of English. They bring first language teaching methods to reading lessons in international classrooms.
When Nicholas Nickleby's father dies, the family is left with no money. Nicholas and his family ask their Uncle Ralph for help. Ralph finds Nicholas a job as a teacher at Dotheboy's Hall, a terrible school in the north of England. There Nicholas has to protect the orphan Smike from the school's evil headmaster. Macmillan English Explorers have been written specifically for young learners of English. They bring first language teaching methods to reading lessons in first foreign language classrooms. Macmillan English Explorers have been written specifically for young learners of English. They bring first language teaching methods to reading lessons in international classrooms. The accompanying Workbooks for Explorers Level 6 can be used in the classroom or by children working independently. The activities develop reading comprehension skills and literary appreciation, practise vocabulary recognition, support spelling and provide opportunities for writing.
Epic Explorers tells you everything you want to know about the brave adventurers who discovered new lands and worlds, old and new, from the vicious Vikings, the remarkable Marco Polo, Captain Cook and the adventurers Meriwether and Lewis to the fearless few who discovered the polar lands and the first astronauts who stepped onto the Moon. Epic Explorers is part of a great new collectible series called It's all about... It is packed with facts and stats, and there are eight amazing collector cards to tear out and keep. You can access a free downloadable audio of Epic Explorers by logging onto the special URL address on page 3.Epic Explorers has a Contents page as well as a Glossary and Index. You can check out all 20 titles in this series at the back of the book.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. The Shadow Line tells a story of a young sea captain's first command which brings with it a succession of crises: sea is becalmed, the crew laid low by fewer, and his deranged first mate is convinced that the ship is haunted by the malignant spirit of a previous captain. The Nature of Crime is Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford's collaborative work, a study of human psychology. The feelings of the protagonist, as life is crumbles around him, are expressed profoundly by the two authors. Heart of Darkness remains an indisputably classic text and arguably Conrad's finest work. Taking place mostly in Africa, it tells the story of Europeans going to the Congo in search of goods to bring back, mostly ivory.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) is a novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River, set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg. Tom Sawyer is more than a boyhood adventure story, it is a tale of maturing, a novel whose principal subject is the moral, psychological, and intellectual development of a youthful main character.
Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for... the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning...When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward... But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward - and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic - and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone's Christmas.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a 1916 novel and cornerstone of literary modernism by Irish author James Joyce. The story follows Stephen Dedalus, Joyce's fictional alter-ego, and charts his path to personal and artistic maturity through his stream of consciousness. This is a non-linear narrative style typical of modernist prose in which a character's thoughts, feelings, and reactions are portrayed in a continuous flow and often disrupt the linear narrative of events and dialogue in the story.
The extraordinary story of a child prodigy and his remarkable entrepreneurial accomplishments If anyone has «been there, done that» in starting and managing businesses, it's William Saito. Saito is a truly unique personality, and his remarkable story, An Unprogrammed Life, is the compelling tale of a young entrepreneur. More than just a high-tech autobiography or how-to guide, the book is the extraordinary story of a self-taught genius who became a savvy, serial business success story. Founder of multiple profitable companies, Saito now devotes himself to helping others to do the same. This book chronicles the journey of Saito from a young computer nerd programming stock market trading algorithms for a major broker at the age of ten, to selling three separate companies to Microsoft and becoming one of the world's foremost experts on data security. Saito's story focuses on his two key passions—entrepreneurship and data security. An authority in encryption, authentication, and biometric technology, he is determined to fight the never-ending battle to secure personal and corporate information from criminals, terrorists, and rogue nations. The book provides a peek into the author's work with anti-terrorism and anti-crime units and the threats to personal and corporate security posed by ordinary cell phones, office copiers, and laptop PCs. The incredible story of a child prodigy who was recognized in 1998 as Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Addresses Saito's extensive work consulting for clients worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Defense's Counter-terrorism unit, and the U.K., Russian, and Japanese governments Includes a foreword from Carl J. Schramm, President & CEO of the Kauffman Foundation The extraordinary story of a child genius and his remarkable entrepreneurial skills, the book is both a fascinating insight and a true inspiration for readers everywhere.