|aThe star zoo /|cHarry Gilbert ; [illustrated by Craig Phillips]
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|cc2008.
|a72 p. :|bill. ;|c20 cm.
|aOxford bookworms library. Fantasy & horror. Stage 3
|a"First published in Oxford Bookworms, 1992"--Title page verso
|aStage 3: 1000 headwords.
|aWord count: 8,915.
|aIn our world today a hummingbird is a small, brilliantly coloured bird in tropical forests. In the far distant future, Hummingbird (Hummy for short) is a girl of sixteen who lives somewhere in the Galaxy, on a planet called Just Like Home. She has the name 'Hummingbird' in big letters on all her clothes, but she has never seen a real hummingbird. She has never seen any living animal or bird at all. The Book of Remembering says that there were once many animals on a planet called Earth, but that was before the Burning, a long, long time ago...
|aEnglish language|vTextbooks for foreign speakers.
|aReading comprehension|vProblems, exercises, etc.
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.