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L.A.Detective

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"Len says, 'I don't like you, Blane. I don' t want your money. But Carmen is in trouble. She needs help. I'll help her.'" (p.7) Lenny Samuel is a L.A. detective. One day a man called Frank came to his office and he took Len to Mr.Blane by force. Mr.Blane is a rich and also a bad man. Recently, his daughter, Carmen has kidnapped and the suspect demanded a ransom, so he asked Len to save Carmen. Len doesn't like Mr.Blane, but he accepted to help his daughter.
  This book is the story of a detective, and I was surprised to the story. In the end, the position of client and suspect exchanged. In fact, the suspect is a very nice person, and the kidnapping was the plan to punish Mr.Blane. I felt it was short but good story.

Prowse, P.(1993)L.A. Detective. Macmillan Heinemann ELT

The New Guitar

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"Ray buys the guitar. He has no money now, but he is very happy. He does not tell his mother and father." (p.7)Ray was watching his friends playing in their band. He thought he wants to join it, but he doesn't have a guitar. On his birthday, he asked his father to buy a guitar to him, but his father didn't permit it, so Ray decided to use all of his money and buy a guitar. He was very happy, but after that, he had many troubles...  After I read this book, I felt sorry for Ray because he spent all of his money and he got a guitar at last, many accidents happened to him and his guitar. That's the sad, but I felt funny of the story.


Waring R.& Jamall M.(2006)The New Guitar. Boston, Thomson ELT.





Lost at Sea

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"Later, Faye looks at her phone. She says, "I'll just had a call from my mother. She says  a storm is coming. My mother want us to go back."" (p.7) David, John, Faye, Tyler and Daniel are friends, and they like to go to many islands in their boat. One day, they leave Bayview Marina to go swimming. They were having a good time, but Faye's mother called Faye that a storm is getting close. They tried to go back, but by accident, they couldn't pull up rhe anchor. The storm is getting closer and closer. Can they survive this situation?
Warning R. & Jamall M.(2006).Lost at Sea. Boston, Thomson ELT.

The Smallest Cow n the World

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"Rosie is the meanest cow in the world--and Marvin's best friend."
Marvin and his family lived with his family on Brock's Dairy Farm. One of the cow in the farm is called Rosie, a very mean cow, but Marvin liked Rosie. One day, the owner of the farm decided to sell the farm, so Marvin's family had to move. This means Marvin had to separate from Rosie. He was very sad, but his father gave brown bottle...


Katherine Paterson,(1991),The Smallest Cow in the World,Harper Collins.

The Clever Woman

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Linda McCormack listens carefully. "Have you got any chickens?" she asks him. Mr Murrphy looks confused. (p.15)   When Sean Murphy arrived at home, he wanted to relax, but he couldn't. Everyone in the house made noises, so he can't relax every day. One day, his friend introduced Linda McCormack who is a very clever woman, then he ask her how can he get relax. She told him to bring many animals into the house and  but this makes the situation even worse. However, when he take the animals out of the house, he could relax at home because he got used to loud noises and he didn't mind mind them.  P.Herbert (2007), the Clever Woman, Helbling Languages




Jack and the Westbourne Fair

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Jack loved the fair. He loved the fun, the rides and the games. But most of all he loved the idea of it. The fair travelled from town to town. It never stayed in same place.(p.18)

Jack is a bad student. He doesn't do his homework, he paints on walls and often called by the headmaster. But one day, someone made him a suspect of painting a school's wall, and he was scolded although he didn't do it actually. Nobody listened to him. At that evening, he left home and he went to the fair which he was looking forward to it for a long time. In the fair, he saved a missing child amd his life has changed...


Hoobs M. (2009), Jack and the Westbourne Fair, Helbring Languages

Do I Tell?

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Ji-sung does not want to be with the boys. But he cannot say no to Mike and Scott. He is scared of them. (p.18) Ji-sung met Mike and Scott at the bus stop. He saw they were doing bad things. But he was scary so that he couldn't say stop to them. Becasuse of that, when a police officer saw them, Ji-sung was also suspected even he didn't do anything bad. We should be brave to say stop when we saw a case like this.
 Waring R.,& Jamall M.(2006). Do I tell? Boston, MA: Thomson ELT.