New Readers Titles for 2011

We have a great range of new titles available this year. Six new Macmillan Readers and a Literature Collection series. These titles are available to buy online and locally.

Call of the Wild

A companion piece to White Fang. The Call of the Wild is the story of Buck, who starts life as a domestic dog loyal to the ways of man, who is suddenly stolen, sold to gold prospectors and a world that is entirely foreign to him. In this new – and hard – life, Buck’s natural wild dog’s instincts are awakened to the call of the wild.

Down Second Avenue

The story of Eseki, a young boy who, during his growth into adulthood, becomes slowly aware of the injustices, poverty and fear which are a normal part of life for black people in South Africa.


Mohandes Gandhi was one of the most influential leaders and civil rights campaigners that the world has ever known. This biography tells the story of Gandhi’s life and achievements.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece of love and mistaken identity was a great hit when it first appeared on the stage in 1895 and has been hugely popular ever since.


Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing is Shakespeare’s famous comedy/drama about the war of power and understanding between men and women and the disguises they wear in their romantic relationships.



Jane Austen’s famous story of Anne Elliot’s love for a handsome but poor young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, whom her parents forbid her to marry.



Macmillan Literature Collections


20th-century-stories-cover20th Century Stories

This collection of short stories brillinatly illustrates the development of the new literary styles and perspectives that emerged during the course of the 20th century.


Adventure-stories-coverAdventure Stories

This collection of five stories explores a variety of different literary approaches to the adventure genre.


Crime-stories-coverCrime Stories

This collection of five-stories puts together a variety of styles from the genre of crime writing. From the adventures of the most famous of all detectives, Sherlock Holmes, to the contemporary crime writings of Ruth Rendell and Alexander McCall Smith.


Travel-Stories-coverTravel Stories

This collection of six excerpts takes the reader through a variety of landscapes which are both challenging and exhilirating. From the desert conditions of Mexico to the frozen land of the Northern Lights.