Who is stronger, the North Wind or the Sun?
Today, Nadine starts a new job – a nanny for a rich American family. But before she starts, she needs to solve a mystery: Who broke the kitchen window? It was a warm autumn morning. The neighborhood had big houses and shiny cars. The houses were close together, so the yards were small. But someContinue reading “Detective Nanny – The Broken Window (Story 1)”
The donkey doesn’t like to carry the heavy baskets of salt. He gets a smart idea. Can he fool the merchant? Once upon a time, there was a merchant and a donkey. Every morning, the merchant took the donkey to the seaside and collected salt. He loaded salt into baskets and put them on theContinue reading “The Donkey and the Baskets of Salt”
A milkmaid goes outside and walks into the barn. “Good morning, my dear cow,” she says. She takes a wooden bucket and milks the cow. As she milks the cow, she says, “This milk is good. It will make plenty of cream.” She stands up and pats the cow on its head. She continues, “AndContinue reading “The Milkmaid and Her Bucket”
This is a classic fairy tale. It was edited by Judy Shinohara for level 2 readers. Fairy Tale Fantasy. There was once an old goat who had seven little kids. She loved them all as much as any mother ever loved her children. One day the old goat wanted to go into the woods toContinue reading “The Seven Young Goats and the Wolf”
Alice searches for the hand. She wonders. Will Mac be angry because I took the hand? Will he understand my situation? I’ll tell him it was important. I’ll tell him that one of the aliens needed it to live. She looks in the obvious places… in the closet, in the basement, in the drawers. SheContinue reading “The Hand – Chapter 4”
Alice looks at him. Her face is pale and her eyes are wet. She hates him because he destroyed the poor alien’s hand. But she feels fear, too, because it is the first time that she has seen him so angry. “What are you going to do?” He goes over to the cupboard. He takesContinue reading “The Hand – Chapter 5”
Alice goes home. She is surprised that it is already evening. She hopes that Mac isn’t angry that she spent a long time there. She enters the house and feels relief – Mac isn’t here. She pets Dobie for a while, then she starts making dinner. Later, Alice and her husband are eating dinner. AliceContinue reading “The Hand – Chapter 3”
The phone rings again. To Alice, it is background noise, and she doesn’t notice it. But her husband says, “Aren’t you going to answer the phone?” She goes to the house, feeling dazed. Before she goes inside the house, she turns and asks, “What are you going to do with it?” “You just go insideContinue reading “The Hand – Chapter 2”
Alice’s dog is always getting into trouble. But today, the dog brings home something horrible.