Brand-new titles for 2014

Whether you love short stories about roaming Vikings and their fantastical myths, a mysterious science fiction story about an invisible man, or a real Victorian classic by Charles Dickens, we’ve something to suit everyone in this year’s selection of exciting new Readers.

Viking Tales (with CD) coverViking Tales

Welcome to the exciting world of Thor and the other Viking gods. It is a world where humans and gods live side by side, along with angry giants and greedy dark elves. In these five short stories you will find out why it is very difficult to trap a giant wolf; who stole Thor’s hammer; who can play tricks even better than Loki, and much, much more.

(Available from January 2014)

Invisible Man (with CD) coverThe Invisible Man

When a mysterious stranger arrives in a small English village, the villagers are shocked by the strange clothes he wears that cover his whole body, and even his face. The stranger is a scientist, and he continues his experiments in the village. But what are these experiments? And what is the stranger trying to hide?

(Available from January 2014)

Old Curiosity Shop (with CD) coverThe Old Curiosity Shop

In a run-down part of London, where criminals and honest people live side by side, Nell lives with her grandfather in the Old Curiosity Shop. They are very poor, and Nell is worried because her grandfather stays out all night and then is upset and ill when he returns. When disaster strikes, Nell must try to protect herself and her grandfather from people who wish them harm, including the evil Mr Quilp.

(Available from January 2014)

China (with CD) coverMacmillan Cultural Reader: China

Welcome to China, where over 1.35 billion people live, where there are strong artistic and medical traditions going back over 5,000 years, where they have the world’s second largest economy and where there are more than 800 different types of tea! China is a unique mix of tradition and history and exciting progress – it is a country with something for everyone.

(Available from January 2014)

Food Stories coverMacmillan Literature Collections: Food Stories

This ‘tasty’ collection brings together five stories and extracts all with food at their heart. Food and literature have a long relationship and food is used to shed light on characters and relationships, from meals as the centre of family life to food as a political symbol. With all kinds of stories and all kinds of foods, there will be something for all literature (and food) lovers to enjoy.

With original stories by Louisa May Alcott, Alphonse Daudet, Jack London, Laura Esquivel and Damon Runyon.

(Available from May 2014)