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Original Short Stories
By Hal Ames
Numbers below the stories indicate reading grade level

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Workbook 1

Low Intermediate

Workbook 2
Intermediate

 

An Usual Day
3.0

B.J. the Cat
3.0

Summer Camp
3.0

Why Me?
3.1

The Big Race
3.1

A Scary Night
3.1

Mean Anna Rose
3.1

The School
Dance

3.1

Bullied
3.1

Who Am I?
3.2

The Most Beautiful
Girl in School

3.2

Unexpected
Date
3.2

Fire Danger
3.2

The Greatest
Grandmother

3.2

My Name is
Abdu Nesa

3.2

The Farmer and his Donkey
3.2

The Wonderfuls
3.3

The Master
Potter
3.3

Workbook 3
Intermediate

A Son Just
Like You

3.4

Saturday's Surprise
3.4

Yellow Daisies
3.4

Search & Rescue
3.4

The Lonely
Android

3.4

Castle in the Clouds
3.4

Inspiration
3.5

Juliet and the
Fall Festival

3.5

Wang Jie Meets
a New Friend

3.5

Top Dog
in Town
3.5

Day at a Picnic
3.5

Brothers
3.5

Escape Into Time
3.5

Red Lagoon
3.5

Train to Moscow
3.6

Clowning
Around

3.6

A Guardian Angel
3.6

Eugene and the
Two Aliens

3.7

Workbook 4
Intermediate

The Cowboy
3.7

A Bright Light
3.7

Jonathan's
Story

3.7

A Night in
a Cemetery

3.7

Puppet on a String
3.7

Going Camping
3.8

A Sailor's Tale
3.9

Sensei's Boyfriend
3.9

Cafe' Sadness
3.9

Hiking in the Forest
3.9

The Gift
3.9

The Dancer
4.0

The Last Slave
4.0

Child of War
4.0

The Hoodie Girl
4.0

Hero
4.1

Gondalor
4.1

Under the
Willow Tree

4.2

Workbook 5
Upper-Intermediate
 

The Oldest
Daughter

4.2

The
Mathematician

4.2

For the Love
of the Game

4.3

The Violin
4.3

Mad Science
4.3

We Have Lift-Off
4.4

The Soldier
4.4

Stella
4.4

Vitalina's Doll
4.5

The Mouse and the Flying Umbrella
4.6

A Baker's Story
4.6

The Littlest Brother
4.7

The Yellow Rose
4.7

Monkey Business
5.0

Haunting on
Avendale Road

5.0

Beshkno
5.5

Legend of the
Tiger Man

5.0

Osola the Dragon
5.0

King Murresa Caddy II
6.5

Haunted Forest
6.8

 
 
 
 

 

Intermediate - Chapter Stories


The Circus is Coming to Town

The Circus is
Coming to Town

4.2

The Haunted Book

A Haunted Book
3.2

Lost Love

Lost Love
4.1

The Red Lagoon

The Red Lagoon
3.5

A Pirate Adventure

A Pirate Adventure
4.2

The Kingdom of Azereck

The Kingdom of Azereck
4.3

 

Compilation
Famous Stories By Famous Authors in Simple English

The Last Leaf

Morozko
A Russian Tale

Is He Living or
Is He Dead

Luka and the
Earl of Dudley

The Yellow Rose
4.7

Making Stone Soup


Novels
Quest For the Ebony Elephant

Quest For The Ebony Elephant
3.8

 

The Magician's Son
The story of Throckton

The Magician's Son:
The Story of Throckton

4.8

 

A Private Eye: The Moran Files

A Private Eye:
The Moran Files

3.9

 

Advanced
Galactic Conflicts
Science Fiction

 

Galactic Conflicts;
The Reidforcian Threat

Part 1

Galactic Conflicts;
The Threat Continues
Part 2

 

More Stories Coming

Coming Home

Mysterious
Events

Chinese
Railroad

The Blessing

The Storm of Peace

A Spy Named
 'The Chameleon'

Stranded
in China

Conspiracy
in Saigon

Running From Tyranny

Krazy Kangaroo

Teen Love

The Littlest Elephant

 

The Archeologist

 

 
 
 

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"Short Stories for ESL Students" by Harold I. Ames is licensed
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