Stories from the Heart

From Nigeria to New Zealand, from Jamaica to Malaysia, from India to South Africa, these stories show us that the human heart is the same in every place. People everywhere have the same feelings of fear and pain, happiness and sadness. Bookworms World Stories collect stories written in English from around the world, and the eight stories in this book were selected from the winning entries in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition. All the stories in this edition are from two previous Bookworms titles: Cries from the Heart and Songs from the Soul.

Oxford Bookworms Library is a readers series for secondary and adult learners, with seven reading levels from A1-C1. Including over 270 original and adapted texts graded and available with audio and in e-book formats, it ensures a comfortable read at every level.


Retold by Jennifer Bassett





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Oxford Bookworms Library

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Stage 2


Cambridge English: Flyers; Cambridge English: Key (KET); IELTS 3.0 – 4.5; TOEIC 225 – 780; TOEFL 24 – 86;

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