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Androcles and the Lion

English Learner's Editions 3: Intermediate
Androcles and the Lion

  • Aesop’s fable of kindness and friendship retold with simple text for intermediate level students (CEF level B1).
  • It’s a hard life being a slave in Ancient Rome. So Androcles escapes to the forest – and comes face to face with a lion. But could the mighty beast and the runaway slave help each other out?
  • English Learner's Editions are part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. They come with CD recordings in British and American English and downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.
  • Also available as an ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio).


Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 4+

Lexile Measure: 260L

Book Band: 8 - Purple

CEFR Level: A2

Hardback with CD - English Learner's Edition:
Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9781409533665
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Illustrator: Mike and Carl Gordon

Russell Punter

Russell Punter was born in Bedfordshire, England. From an early age he enjoyed writing and illustrating his own stories. He later trained as a graphic designer at art college in West Sussex before entering publishing. Since then, he has written over fifty books for children, including original fiction in both picture book and young reader formats.

Russell Punter

Press Reviews

The book has clear colour illustrations, helping children understand the words when they are first learning to read. The words used are simple, and along with fun speech bubbles the book will inspire beginner readers. This is one of the books in the Usborne First Reading series. Other titles to look out for in local libraries include "The Inch Prince" and "Danny the Dragon", both by Russell Punter.
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