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The Emperor and the Nightingale

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English Learner's Editions 3: Intermediate
The Emperor and the Nightingale

  • The classic Hans Christian Andersen story retold with simple text for children just beginning to read.
  • The nightingale sings so sweetly that everyone loves to hear her song. But when the Emperor of China receives a new dazzling mechanical songbird made from gold and rubies, he has eyes for nothing else. What will become of the little nightingale now?
  • Colourfully illustrated by Graham Philpot.
  • Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University.
  • Available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio).

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Rosie Dickins

Rosie Dickins

Rosie Dickins grew up in England and Hong Kong. An avid reader, she always loved making up her own stories. After studying literature at Oxford University, art in Paris and plenty of travelling, she settled in London, where she now works for Usborne Publishing. She has written over a hundred children's books, including award-winning non-fiction.


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The Emperor and the Nightingale

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