The classic Hans Christian Andersen story retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. The nightingale sings so sweetly that everyone loves to hear her song. But when the Emperor of China receives a new dazzling mechanical songbird made from gold and rubies, he has eyes for nothing else. What will become of the little nightingale now? Colourfully illustrated by Graham Philpot. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. Available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio).
This is Book 4 in the First Reading Level 4 Series. See all First Reading Level 4 books here.
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Graham Philpot was born and brought up in Suffolk. He worked in design, editorial and advertising ("from Mars bar labels, to Times newspaper cartoons, to London Transport posters"), before turning to children's books after the birth of his first child. In 1994 he won the Children's Book Award for Best Picture Book for Amazing Anthony Ant, produced with his wMore about Graham Philpot