|aTooth and claw :|bshort stories /|cSaki ; retold by Rosemary Border ; [illustrated by Jenny Brackley]
|aOxford ;|aNew York :|bOxford University Press,|cc2008.
|a72 p. :|bill. ;|c20 cm.
|aOxford bookworms library. Human interest. Stage 3
|aStage 3: 1000 headwords.
|aWord count: 8,255.
|a"First published in Oxford Bookworms 1991"--T.p. verso.
|aConradin is ten years old. He lives alone with his aunt. He has two big secrets. The first is that he hates his aunt. The second is that he keeps a small, wild animal in the garden shed. The animal has sharp, white teeth, and it loves fresh blood. Every night, Conradin prays to this animal and asks it to do one thing for him, just one thing. This collection of short stories is clever, funny, and shows us 'Nature, red in tooth and claw'. In other words, it is Saki at his very best.
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.