On his way to college, Pete sees a pretty blonde girl in the shopping mall. The girls runs towards him and gives him a cassette of film. Then she runs away. She is frightened. Two men are running after her. One of the men is big and heavy. He is wearing a red shirt. Pete takes the cassette to a film developing shop. One hour later, he has the photographs. One picture shows two men. They are near a church. A man in a suit is giving a large brown envelope to another man. This other man is big and heavy and he is wearing a red shirt.
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Illustrated by Karen Donnelly. ... "Wednesday, January 20th.
Grandmere wants to destroy my love life because she doesn't like Michael. Michael makes me very happy, but Grandmere doesn't care about that. She doesn't like Michael because he isn't a member of a royal family."
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Mia's first official visit to Genovia has been a success, and she's finally going out with Michael, the boy she loves. It seems that nothing can spoil life for New York's only princess! Nothing, that is, except Grandmere, who has her own plans for Mia...
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Illustrated by Karen Donnelly. ... "Saturday, December 5th.
My life is over. Over!
I know I have said this before, but this time I really mean it. And why is my life over? Because I have a boyfriend."
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It's nearly Christmas and Mia's life isn't getting any easier. How can she break up with Kenny, the boyfriend she doesn't love? And how can she win the heart of Michael, the boy she dreams about?
The situation seems impossible. But then Mia thinks of a plan...
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Pedro and Maria Moreira live in Brazil. When their son Palito is born, an old woman predicts that he will make them rich and happy. Palito shows a brilliant talent for playing football. He goes on to play for one of the top clubs in Brazil and becomes rich and famous. But a defect in his legs, combined with an accident on the field during a cup final, almost end his career in football.
"– Your boy will grow up and become famous - she told him.
– Be a good father to they boy. One day he will be a good son to you."
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Illustrated by John Dillow. ... "The stranger arrived early in February, on a day of cold wind and snow. He walked over the hill from Bramblehurst railway station, carrying a small bag. He was wearing black gloves, and a long coat, and he was covered from head to foot. His hat hid his face and you could only see the shiny pink end of his nose."
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When a mysterious stranger arrives in a small English village, the villagers are shocked by the strange clothes he wears that cover his whole body, and even his face. The stranger is a scientist, and he continues his experiments in the village. But what ...|
There is a film of this story. ... "When Heidi woke the next morning, the sun was shining brightly. She jumped out of her bed and got dressed. Peter was waiting outside the hut with the herd of goats as Uncle Alp brought Daisy and Dusky from their stall. "Do you want to go to the pasture with Peter today?" he asked Heidi. "Yes please Grandfather," she said."
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Heidi goes to live with her bad-tempered grandfather, Uncle Alp, in his hut on the mountain. Everyone thinks that her stay will make them both unhappy. But Heidi grows to love her new life. Then her aunt Detie arrives and ...|
There are films of this story. ... This Reader is a retelling of Dickens famous story of the transformation of the cold-hearted miser, Ebenezer Scrooge.
– Mr. Scrooge - said the gentleman. – I have come to ask for your help because it is Christmas. I want money to help the poor people who have no money and no homes.
– Aren't there any prisons? - asked Scrooge. – Aren't there any workhouses? Put theses people in prisons and workhouses.
– But prisons and workhouses are very unpleasant places. I am sure you want people to have a merry Christmas - replied the gentleman.
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Larry applies for a job as a cook on an expedition to search the mountains of northern Afghanistan for the legendary and fearsome Toruk. At the interview, Larry has nagging doubts. But he loves mountains and he needs a job.
"The creature was about nine feet tall. Its head touched the ceiling of the room. Larry locked at its large, black eyes and long beak. It had a long beak like a bird, but it did not have wings. It had huge red claws on its hands and feet.
– Those claws have killed four of my friends - said a voice."
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This book is in British English. ... Frank and his men were in the tunnel. The train slowed down and stopped. Frank quickly climbed up. He opened the lock on the door of the guard's van. He threw down the bags of money. "Move quickly", he said to his men. "We haven't much time!".
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This book contains two adventure stories about a newspaper delivery boy who wants to be a detective.
Alarm! - Toby stops a gang of thieves from breaking into an electronics factory. The Cutting - Toby is convinced that the new occupant of 17 Ash Avenue is an escaped bank robber.
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