• Publisher: London Publishing
  • Catalog: English
  • SubCatalog: English Readers
  • Book Series: The Readers
  • School Level: Level 4


Aunt Dete takes her niece, Heidi, to stay with the young girl's grandfather who lives alone in the Swiss Alps. Heidi makes friends with Peter, a young goatherd. Heidi loves the outdoor life and is very sad when she is forced to leave to live in the city. She meets Clara who is pale and sick and unable to walk. Heidi misses the mountains and she becomes ill. Is there anything that can save her? Can she ever be happy again?      ‘Academics’ is a series of graded readers that allows pupils to develop key language skills through activity-based learning. The series encourages reading accuracy and understanding via skimming and scanning tasks. Reading, writing, listening, thinking and understanding are developed in a series of teacher-guided activities.

About the Series

• 9 levels for the Primary stage

• 4 readers per level (even within each level, they are linguistically graded)

• Classic tales emphasizing morals

• Total immersion; natural, native speaker language  

Supplementary Materials

• Interactive CD

• My Own Story

• Hand Puppets (Level X - 3) • Masks (Levels 4+)

• Classroom Theatre

• Flash Cards

• Teacher Guide

• Graphic Organiser Poster (helps students analyse and understand storylines)