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The Emperor and the Nightingale

By Mairi Mackinnon

The Emperor and the Nightingale
Common European Framework Level A1

The nightingale’s song is beautiful. Every day, she sings for the Emperor – but she’s just an ordinary brown bird. Can the Emperor have a better, prettier nightingale?

Includes a word list, 5 pages of activities and free online audio (British English and American English).

  • 500 headwords
  • 1,168 words

British English sample

American English sample

Book information

Age
4+
CEFR Level
A1
Paperback
RRP: £6.99
ISBN: 9781474947916
Extent: 32 pages
Dimensions: 240 x 170mm
Illustrator
Lorena Alvarez

Author information

Mairi Mackinnon

Mairi Mackinnon has lived in England, Scotland, France, Italy and Spain, and worked as an English teacher, translator and tour manager before joining Usborne. Over the years, she has edited Usborne books in English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Welsh. She has worked extensively on books for beginner readers, such as Usborne Very First Reading, and developed the Usborne English Readers series for young English language learners. She has also worked on the Usborne Foundation’s popular phonics game, Teach your Monster to Read.

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