A great tip when choosing books to improve your English is to read books written for children. If you want to build new vocabulary, you should start with small paces and, go step by step. That`s why we recommend you read children's books. Those will raise your motivation and keep you willing to read more. This week, we are completing the list to 5 with delightful intriguing stories. As Diane Duane says, “Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” Here are the chips before the fish. Enjoy!
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Roald Dahl
We chose Fantastic Mr. Fox because it is a great book which both adults and children can enjoy. Roal Dahl, who is arguably one of the greatest children's authors of all time. Fantastic Mr. Fox is the story of three mean local farmers and a sly fox who steals their chickens, geese, and apple cider to feed his family and friends. Boggis, Bunce, and Bean (the horrible farmers) plan to capture the fox by digging into his home, but Fantastic Mr. Fox has a plan of his own.
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Khosseini
“Marriage can wait, education cannot.” This book follows a storyline like no other. Become immersed in the daily lives and hardships of Miriam and Laila as they struggle to find a future in Kabul. English is simple enough for most learners but still beautiful and challenging. And the book features characters you’ll never forget.
Imagine losing your family and being forced to marry an older, abusive man. This was the experience of both Mariam and Laila, the main characters of A Thousand Splendid Suns. This novel tells the story of these two young girls in Afghanistan, from the 1960s through the 2000s. We follow them as they form a close bond through these years, enduring the relentless cruelty and abuse of their husband.
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips - Michael Morpurgo
This is a fast-moving story, full of adventure and suspense. It's about a girl, Lily, and her tabby cat, Adolphus Tips, who live on a farm together in Devon. One day, during the second world war, they are told they must move out because the army needs their village for training. Just as they were about to leave, Adolphus escapes, and much to Lily's consternation, she cannot find him. I really enjoyed this book because it's full of action and anticipation. It's a book that you'll find hard to put down!
The Story of Adolphus Tips is told in a diary. It tells the story of one brave cat and movingly brings to life a true story of how a whole community got caught up in the Second World War. Adolphus Tips is no ordinary cat. When the village of Slapton is evacuated, Lily and her family move to her uncle’s farm for safety. Lily intends to take Adolphus Tips too. But Tips is nowhere to be found. How Tips survives the terror when the beach is given over to training soldiers is a thrilling story. How Lily braves the guns and bombs to search for Tips and meets some extra-special US soldiers is full of warmth and insight.