|aThe railway children /|cEdith Nesbit ; retold by John Escott ; illustrated by Rachel Birkett.
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|cc2008.
|a72 p. :|bill. ;|c20 cm.
|aOxford bookworms library. Human interest. Stage 3
|aStage 3: 1000 headwords.
|aWord count: 9,295.
|a"First published in Oxford Bookworms 1993"--T.p. verso.
|a'We have to leave our house in London,' Mother said to the children. 'We're going to live in the country, in a little house near a railway line.' And so begins a new life for Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis. They become the railway children - they know all the trains, Perks the station porter is their best friend, and they have many adventures on the railway line. But why has their father had to go away? Where is he, and will he ever come back?
|aReading comprehension|vProblems, exercises, etc.
|aEnglish language|vTextbooks for foreign speakers.
This award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students.Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students' reading confidence. Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension. Before, during, and after reading activities included in the back of each book strengthen student comprehension. Audio versions of selected titles provide great models of intonation and pronunciation of difficult words.