Suddenly there was a flash of lightning and the noise of thunder and it started raining heavily. Marilyn looked out of the window and frowned. 'Rick,' she said. 'There isn't a ghost, is there?' They both laughed then. You don't find ghosts in modern houses, do you? When Marilyn and Rick move into their new house, strange things begin to happen. Have they got a ghost - a very clean and tidy ghost? Marilyn decides to find out more about their new home. Level 4 1,250 headwords Currently comprising 16 titles across four stages - from beginner to upper intermediate - the series is carefully graded, lexically and structurally, to encourage and young adults to read for pleasure and at speed. The stories are all, first and foremost, just that - stories, from ELT authors well known for their ability to craft original and engaging narratives to entertain and educate. Each reader contains striking and contemporary full-colour illustrations and photos, resource pages of well-scaffolded exercises, and an easy-to-use glossary. Titles in Levels 1 and 2 are 32 pages each, while titles in Levels 3 and 4 are 40 pages each.
A scintillating and timely parody of Aesop and Beatrix Potter?s classic story, updated to reflect contemporary urban and rural realities. The Town Mouse is sent to the country for moral improvement after being excluded from school for dealing Class C Cheese, while the Country Mouse marches on London to protest against the recent ban on stag beetle hunting. Their subsequent adventures form the basis of an uproarious, very funny fable of the modern town-country divide. The Tale... also features cameo roles from a down at heel Toad (his livestock has been decimated by paw-andmouth disease), Red Riding Hood (that?s about all she wears...), Pete (a burly bunny in blue) and a certain rather saggy yellow bear (bar philosopher extraordinaire), TMCM will appeal to anyone with an irreverent or nostalgic bone in their body. The Author A country boy born and bred, Ben Illis has lived in town for the last 10 years, eking out an existence as, among other things, an actor, writer and editor. He is the author of The Irreverent Guide to London, and used to buy Children?s and Humour books for a major bookselling chain. This is Alexander (son of Gerald) Scarfe?s debut, in which he displays his delicate comic sensibility and virtuoso draughtsmanship.