Monday, April 7, 2014

Bookworms and Dominoes: Fiction

A Pretty Face by John Escott
Oxford Dominoes: Starter
Zoe Baker works in a bookstore. She also likes acting, and she has a part in the play 'Romeo and Juliet'. Mike Morrison writes about the play for the newspaper. What does he write about Zoe? Is Zoe a good actress ... or is she just 'a pretty face'? What does Zoe think when she reads the newspaper? What does she do? –Summary.

Deep Trouble by Lesley Thompson
Oxford Dominoes: Level One
"Amy and Matt are bored. They don't want to study for their exams - they want to have a good time. So they drive to the marina at West Palm Beach and Matt jumps onto one of the boats. But when the owners of the boat come back and find them, Amy and Matt are in deep trouble." –Publisher.

Dracula by Bram Stoker
Oxford Bookworms: Stage Two
In 1875 Jonathan Harker comes form England to do business with Count Dracula of Transylvania. Strange things begin to happen at night and Jonathan is afraid. Count Dracula is a vampire. –Summary.

Emma by Jane Austen
Oxford Dominoes: Level Two
Emma Woodhouse is beautiful, clever and rich. She lives alone with her father, and spends a lot of her time thinking about future husbands - for her friends. When she meets Harriet Smith, a poor girl with no family, Emma decides that she must find a husband for her. Harriet is pleased to be Emma's friend - but will Emma's matchmaking make Harriet happy? –Summary.  

The Girl With Red Hair by Christine Lindop
Oxford Bookworms: Starter
"Every day people come to Mason's store -- old people, young people, men and women.  From his office, and in the store, Mark watches them. And when they leave the store, he forgets them.  Then one day a girl with red hair comes to the store, and everything changes for Mark.  Now he can't forget that beautiful face, those green eyes, and that red hair…." –Back cover.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
Oxford Dominoes: Starter
Professor Lindenbrock and his nephew Axel, on a quest to reach the very core of the earth, gain access to the interior by entering through the cone of an extinct volcano in Iceland. In their descent they pass through the strata of successively earlier and earlier periods until they glimpse a prehistoric man guarding a herd of mastodons. –Summary.

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Oxford Dominoes: Level Three
A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Native American Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire –Summary.

The Mystery of Manor Hall by Jane Cammack
Oxford Bookworms: Starter
"Manor Hall is an old dark house with a mystery. Nobody can go into the music room. But one night Tom and Milly hear something. The noise is coming from the music room. Tom and Milly open the door. Someone in the music room is singing. Tom and Milly are afraid, but they can't move. Can Tom and Milly discover the mystery of Manor Hall?" –Back cover.

The Piano Man by Tom Vicary
Oxford Bookworms: Stage One
A woman finds a man on a beach. He is very cold, his clothes are wet, and he cannot speak. The woman phones for help, and an ambulance comes and takes the man to hospital. In hospital they ask the man questions, but he does not answer. He still cannot speak - or does not want to speak. Who is he, this strange man from the sea? What is his name? Where did he come from? And why do they call him the Piano Man? –Summary.

Red Roses by Christine Lindop
Oxford Bookworms: Starter
Anna and Will see each other once in passing but do not actually meet. Each keeps thinking about the other, but they keep just missing each other and don't actually meet until one rainy day. –Summary.

The Witches of Pendle by Rowena Akinyemi
Oxford Bookworms: Stage One
"Today, of course, most people don't believe in witches. But in 1612 everybody was afraid of them. Young Jennet Device in Lancashire knew a lot about them because she lived with the witches of Pendle. They were her family." –Back cover.