Reading Penguin

Reading Penguin

Author: George Donaldson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443850827

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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Founded by Allen Lane in 1935, Penguin Books soon became the most read publisher in the United Kingdom and was synonymous with the British paperback. Making high quality reading cheaply available to millions, Penguin helped democratise reading. In so doing, Penguin played an important part in the cultural and intellectual life of the English speaking world. For this book, which has its origins in the successful international conference held at Bristol University in 2010 to mark 75 years of Penguin Books, recognised scholars from different fields examine various aspects of Penguin’s significance and achievement. David Cannadine and Simon Eliot offer wide historical perspectives of Penguin’s place and impact. Other scholars, including Alistair McCleery, Kimberley Reynolds, Andrew Sanders, Claire Squires, Susie Harries, Andrew Nash, Tom Boll and William John Lyons examine more particularised subjects. These range from the breaking of the Lady Chatterley ban to the visions of the future contained in Puffin Books; from Penguin Classics to the scholarly and commercial interests in publishers’ anniversaries; from the art and architectural histories of Nikolaus Pevsner to the art and design of Penguin covers; and from the translation of poetry to the transcription of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Together the essays depict much of what it was that made Penguin the most important British publishing house of the twentieth century.

Reading Planet - Penguin Trouble - Turquoise: Comet Street Kids ePub

Reading Planet - Penguin Trouble - Turquoise: Comet Street Kids ePub

Author: Adam Guillain

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781510410039

Category: Education

Page: 24

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When Finn, Asha, Tess and Rav are transported to the Antarctic, they meet a family of emperor penguins! The penguins help the friends stay warm – but when the dad penguin leaves without finding out where the food is, can Asha, Tess, Finn and Rav help the penguins in return? Penguin Trouble is part of the Comet Street Kids range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Comet Street Kids is an action-packed character series with highly decodable books for Pink A to White band. Children will love experiencing the amazing adventures of Rav, Asha, Tess, Finn and Stefan! Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 6-7 years

Penguin Cha-Cha: Read & Listen Edition

Penguin Cha-Cha: Read & Listen Edition

Author: Kristi Valiant

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780449819418

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Follow a determined girl named Julia as she tries to join in the fun of a mischevious group of dancing penguins. Set in The Rompin' Trompin' Park and Zoo, author/illustrator Kristi Valiant creates a vibrant, funny, and spirited picture book that will leave young readers shaking their very own tail feathers.

Bones and the Football Mystery

Bones and the Football Mystery

Author: David A. Adler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101649237

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Detective Jeffrey Bones is at a football game with Grandpa and his friend Sally. With Grandpa's lucky shirt and hat, their favorite team is sure to win. But when Grandpa throws his hat in the air after a touchdown, it disappears, and it could be anywhere in the stadium! Can Bones use his detective bag and his sharp mind to solve this mystery of the missing hat?

Home Address: ISS

Home Address: ISS

Author: James Buckley, Jr.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399540592

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 738

Home is a long way from home! There are no refrigerators in space—think about it! Life on the International Space Station is well, another, way of life: you wake up in a sleeping bag tied to the wall; open a food package which keeps your meals from floating away, and then maybe go to work . . . walking in space! (And the toilet? That’s a story!) A lively reader about daily life on the ISS.

Penguin Readers Level 2: The Call of the Wild (ELT Graded Reader)

Penguin Readers Level 2: The Call of the Wild (ELT Graded Reader)

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241482230

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

View: 117

Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series. Please note that the eBook edition does NOT include access to the audio edition and digital book. Written for learners of English as a foreign language, each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. The Call of the Wild, a Level 2 Reader, is A1+ in the CEFR framework. Sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the future tenses will and going to, present continuous for future meaning, and comparatives and superlatives. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear on most pages. In 1897, people found gold in the Klondike, Canada. Thousands of people traveled there to find more gold. They needed big, strong dogs to work for them. This is the story of one of those dogs, Buck. A man takes him from his family in California, and Buck has to pull a sled in Canada. Will he survive? Visit the Penguin Readers website Register to access online resources including tests, worksheets and answer keys. Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock a digital book and audio edition (not available with the eBook).

How to Read Texts

How to Read Texts

Author: Neil McCaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441108180

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 475

Now in its second edition, How to Read Texts introduces students to key critical approaches to literary texts and offers a practical introduction for students developing their own critical and close-reading skills. Written in a lively, jargon-free style, it explains critical concepts, approaches and ideas including: - Debates around critical theory - The role of history and context - The links between creativity and criticism - The relationship between author, reader and text. The new edition now includes guidance on analysing a range of multi-media texts, including film and online media as well as the purely literary. In addition to new practical examples, readings, exercises and 'checkpoints' that help students to build confidence in their own critical readings of both primary and secondary texts, the book now also offers guidance on writing fully-formed critical essays and tips for independent research. Comprehensively updated and revised throughout, How to Read Texts is an indispensible guide for students making the transition to university study.

Penguin Readers Level 2: Boy In The Tower (ELT Graded Reader)

Penguin Readers Level 2: Boy In The Tower (ELT Graded Reader)

Author: Polly Ho-Yen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241534328

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

View: 298

Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Boy In The Tower, a Level 2 Reader, is A1+ in the CEFR framework. Sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the future tenses will and going to, present continuous for future meaning, and comparatives and superlatives. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear on most pages. Ade lives in a tower block in London. One day, something bad happens to Ade's mum. After that, she stays in her bedroom all the time and sleeps. Then buildings start falling down in the night, and there are strange plants on the street. What will happen to Ade and his friend Gaia? Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys.

Werewolf in Las Vegas

Werewolf in Las Vegas

Author: Vicki Lewis Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698137455

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 441

Win it all, or lose it all… Giselle Landry is in Las Vegas to haul her wayward brother back home. But casino owner Luke Dalton is also looking for her brother, who has run off with his little sister. The two should join forces, but Luke is unaware that Giselle’s brother is also fleeing his duties as the future alpha of the Landry werewolf pack—which includes his Were bride. The Landrys don’t believe in Weres mating with humans, and Giselle is no exception. Though Luke is wealthy, gorgeous, and protective, Giselle can’t let herself get close to him, even to solve their shared dilemma. But the tension wears away her resistance, and after a wild night with Luke, she is shocked to find she’s fallen for him. But Luke still doesn’t know Giselle’s true identity. And once their siblings are found, Giselle must return to San Francisco. Can they overcome the odds—or will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?