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The Hare and the Tortoise

Usborne English Readers Starter Level
The Hare and the Tortoise

"Hello, I'm new here!" says Hare to slow, quiet Tortoise. Hare talks very fast, and likes to run and jump, and before Tortoise can think twice, he has agreed to an impossible race. But maybe Hare is a little too confident, and Tortoise has a chance of winning after all? Maybe both Hare and Tortoise have some lessons to learn about determination, believing in yourself and winning and losing well. With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English.

300 headwords, 580 words.


Age: 4+

Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9781474989114
24 pages
240 x 170mm

Illustrator: Maribel Lechuga

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.

Mairi Mackinnon