Harry Black steals a million dollar picture and hides it in a newspaper in his room. But Janey is keen on recycling old papers.
Mary Lennox goes to live with her uncle in a big old house in the country. There are many gardens around the house. One day Mary finds a garden that has high walls and no door. What is the secret of the garden?
Will Freeman wants an easy life with no responsibilities. But then he meets Marcus – an unusual twelve year old boy with serious problems. About a Boy is a modern classic – a very funny story about a very serious subject: love. It’s also a popular movie starring Hugh Grant.
Oliver's mother dies when he is born and he is brought up in a workhouse. His first years are cold and lonely and they he runs away to London. But he falls into the hands of Fagin and the terrifying Bill Sykes. They try to turn Oliver into a criminal. Will he escape to find a better life?
Huck and Jim travel down the Mississippi from St. Petersburg to Cairo. Jim is a runaway slave so they have to be careful. They have a lot of adventures on the river. They even meet a king! But is he real? Huck soon finds out the truth.
One night, away from his family, Eric finds a golden seal. People want to shoot golden seals for their beautiful fur. Eric’s father is one of those men. A stranger arrives in a boat. What does he want? Eric loves the seal. He wants her to live. But what can he do?
Around the Ying Zheng, king of Qin, became the first emperor of China. He had new ideas and made new laws. He built big palaces – and a great wall. But life was difficult for his people and dangerous for the emperor. So he took an army with him into the next world.
Around the world there are many beautiful places. There are famous buildings, old and new. Some are interesting; some are important. Some are the tallest or biggest in the world. The Great Wall, Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal...which are your wonders of the world?
Known world-wide as the painter of the Mona Lisa, for designs of flying machines and for his studies of the human body. He brought his scientific and artistic abilities together so successfully that he is as famous now, five hundred years after his death, as in his lifetime.
Holly and her brother, go to Barcelona to see a football match. Before the match, Holly hopes to do some sightseeing, but the boys are only interested in the funfair. Then Holly's bag disappears - and she gets to see more of Barcelona than she expected.