Penguin Readers is a graded reading series for English Language Teaching (ELT) markets, designed for teenagers and young adults learning English as a foreign or second language.
With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content.
Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a Level 2 Reader, is A1+ in the CEFR framework.
Sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the future tenses will and going to, present continuous for future meaning, and comparatives and superlatives.
It is well supported by illustrations, which appear on most pages.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) is the story of a boy in Missouri in the 1840s. Tom Sawyer's parents are dead and he lives with his aunt in a small village next to the long Mississippi river.
One night, Tom and his friend, Huckleberry Finn see Injun Joe kill Dr Robinson.
"We can't say anything about it. Or we will die," says Tom.
But then the wrong man goes to prison...