Fair Play

Jeremy Taylor

Maria wonders about the sad man who sits in the café where she works. Who is he? Where is he from? What does he do?

One day, she talks to him, and is surprised to learn that he is Georgie Goode, the famous football player! But he’s not famous now, and he’s not playing football now. What happened? And so Georgie tells her his story…

A story about sports, friendship, and playing fair.

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Grandad's Eleven

Jeremy Taylor

13-year old Ryan doesn’t want to visit his grandparents. He’s not interested in old people. Old people are boring! He wants to play computer games.

His best friend Ashraf misses his grandparents—they’re in Egypt, and he lives in England now. So he goes to visit Ryan’s grandparents. Both Ashraf and Albert, Ryan’s grandfather, love football. Soon Ashraf agrees to be the coach of Albert’s new football team, Grandad’s Eleven.

Ryan feels like he is losing his friend. Ashraf can’t understand why Ryan won’t help him with the team. And Albert? He’s worried about the game next week. Grandad’s Eleven has only ten players!

Grandad’s Eleven is a short story for readers who like sports, friends, family… and surprises.

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The Call of the Wild (adapted)

Jeremy Taylor

Coming Soon!

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Channel Runner

Jeremy Taylor

Mary Maloney is fourteen years old and an excellent runner. She wins all her races on the girls' team at school. Now Mary wants to race against boys. But nobody believes Mary can do it—not her friends, not her teachers, and not the members of the athletics committee. How can Mary convince everyone to let her compete with boys? And if she does… can she win?

Channel Runner is a short novel for readers who love sports, fair play, and a good challenge.

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Take Five

Jeremy Taylor

The Waterbridge Wildcats are a good basketball team. But they need new shoes, new shirts, and new equipment. They need money!

Madeline Flowers owns Bango Burgers. She wants to sponsor the Wildcats. She’ll give them money, and they can advertise Bango Burgers on their clothes.

It seems perfect. But there’s something funny about Mrs. Flowers. She has some unusual ideas. And now she wants to fire the Wildcats’ coach. What is she really doing? And can the Wildcats figure it out before the championship game?

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Frankenstein (adapted)

Jeremy Taylor

One dark, stormy night in 1816, in Geneva, Switzerland, a small group of English poets and writers decided to tell ghost stories by candlelight. Challenged to write an original ghost story, 18-year-old Mary Shelley created the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he brought to life.

This version of one of the most famous horror stories in the world has been adapted for intermediate English language learners and includes vocabulary support, notes on the story, and critical thinking and discussion questions.

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Dead in Dublin

Jeremy Taylor

“Had had!” Ten seconds later, he was dead.

Milan Schwab, a Czech language student, stumbles into his English class, utters this mysterious phrase, and dies. Daniel, his teacher, tries to figure out how he died—and most importantly, who killed him. This fast-moving murder mystery based in modern Dublin is perfect for intermediate English students who like to solve puzzles as they read.

Contains adult situations

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Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy is from England but has lived in many different countries including Germany, Egypt, France, the Czech Republic, and Ireland. In addition to being a writer, he is a teacher and teacher trainer. In his free time, he enjoys cycle touring, hiking, photography, and juggling.