Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English.Can Lucy help her robot Zane to fly?Includes: Before and after reading activitiesPicture dictionaryExam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 StartersReading guide online
An art collector hires Dortmunder to steal one of his own paintings It would take a miracle to keep Dortmunder out of jail. Though he cased the electronics store perfectly, the cops surprised him, turning up in the alley just as he was walking out the back door, a television in each hand. Already a two-time loser, without divine intervention he faces a long stretch inside. Then God sends J. Radcliffe Stonewiler, a celebrity lawyer who gets Dortmunder off with hardly any effort at all. Stonewiler was sent by Arnold Chauncey, an art lover with a cash flow problem. He asks the thief to break into his house and make off with a valuable painting in exchange for a quarter of the insurance money. Chauncey has pulled the stunt twice before, so it must look real. He’ll give Dortmunder no inside help—a shame since, when this caper spins out of control, he’ll need all the help he can get.
The dream I thought I was living in turns out to be the worst nightmare of my life. What Michael wants from me is more than posing as his girlfriend but he won’t tell me why he hired me in the first place. I witness ugliness and abuse everywhere I turn. There is only one person who can rescue me from this hell. Zane. But he won’t do it for free. Just like his father, he’s out to take revenge and inflict pain. He holds the key to my freedom, and I’m ready to give him what he wants even if it means I’ll hurt Ace in the process.