Series: English Learner's Editions 3: Intermediate
By Rosie Dickins
The classic Hans Christian Andersen story retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. The nightingale sings so sweetly that everyone loves to hear her song. But when the Emperor of China receives a new dazzling mechanical songbird made from gold and rubies, he has eyes for nothing else. What will become of the little nightingale now? Colourfully illustrated by Graham Philpot. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. Available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio).
Rosie Dickins grew up in England and Hong Kong. An avid reader, she always loved making up her own stories. After studying literature at Oxford University, art in Paris and plenty of travelling, she settled in London, where she now works for Usborne Publishing. She has written over a hundred children's books, including award-winning non-fiction.
Usborne English Learner’s Editions are selected titles from the Usborne Reading Programme that are available with CD recordings in British and American English, and with downloadable worksheets and teacher’s notes.
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Collected teacher’s notes and student’s worksheets (photocopiable format) can also be purchased as paperback books.
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“The Emperor and the Nightingale”
“For every parent, child and teacher weary of the monotony of the average reading scheme, Usborne’s First Reading series will offer rays of sunlight. The books are carefully levelled and offer a huge variety of accessible and fun, fiction and non-fiction.”
Tamara Linke (Proprietor, Tales on Moon Lane Bookshop)
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