Stories: Scarlett
387

Scarlett is twelve years old and is trying to understand the world around her. She asks questions about everything, all the time. She also says that she already knows five languages…

Stories: A serious case
336

My friend is afraid of spiders. This isn’t very unusual; a lot of people are afraid of spiders. But my friend isn’t just afraid of spiders, she is totally, completely and utterly terrified of them….

Magazine - Hallowe'en
138

Find out some more about the traditional festival of Hallowe'en.

Magazine - Tobacco
140

Tobacco is grown in more than one hundred countries. Tomatoes and tobacco are both members of the same botanical family. Tobacco smoke contains about 4,000 chemicals.

Magazine - Building bridges
101

A new concept in old people's homes in France. The idea is simple, but revolutionary: combining a residential home for the elderly with a crèche/nursery school in the same building.

Magazine - Ten years without books
106

This is a story about how I stopped watching TV and began reading again for pleasure, after ten years in which I hardly turned a page. Now, I just like books. I'm reading about six simultaneously.

You're Hired
161

After firing the sales director, Phillip and Marcia discuss some job applications and the interview format.

A tree on a white background
34

"O you shaggy-headed banyan tree standing on the bank of the pond, have you forgotten the little child, like the birds that have nested in your branches and left you?"

Story: The Skier
62

Afel was twelve years old when he saw them. “What are those?” he asked his uncle excitedly. “Skis,” replied his uncle, “And those people are called skiers.” Afel was in love. He wanted to be a skier.

Magazine - Collecting things
44

I have rummaged round shops all over Europe and garage sales in America. I have hung about in Arab souks and Indian bazaars, but I have never seen anything quite like my grandmother’s elephant.

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