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Inspirational Stories for English Language LearnersWhat makes people do the things they do? Where do great ideas come from? What inspires people to do the extraordinary?In this fascinating collection of short stories based on real events, you willMoreInspirational Stories for English Language LearnersWhat makes people do the things they do? Where do great ideas come from? What inspires people to do the extraordinary?In this fascinating collection of short stories based on real events, you will read about six people that went the extra mile and changed their own and other peoples lives forever. We hope that you will be astonished when you read about Roz Savage rowing across the Atlantic Ocean alone, and William Kamkwamba providing his village in Africa with electricity. We want you to be interested in how Louis Vuitton became the world-famous name it is today, and how Stewart Brand asked a simple question that resulted in us seeing our planet from space for the first time. You will certainly be impressed when you learn about Mo Zhengao, the principal who dedicated his life to helping poor students in rural China, and we hope you will be inspired by the story of the Venetian glass-makers who created mirrors, allowing us to see ourselves as we really are.Inspirational Stories for English Language Learners will help you to improve your language skills, but, more importantly, it will also inspire you to do something wonderful.Motivational Stories for English Language LearnersEverybody loves heroes – brave men and women who win wars and lead their countries to freedom. But this book isn’t about those people…this book is about the heroes that you’ve probably never heard of, but who have made your and millions of other people’s lives much better – unsung heroes that deserve recognition.People like Grace Hopper, who wrote the world’s first computer programming manual and developed irreplaceable early computer software- and John Leal, who fought to make our drinking water safe, risking ostracization, prison and death in the process. People like Frederick Tudor, the man who almost lost everything when he brought ice to the tropics for the first time- and Philo Farnsworth, the man who really invented television.We hope that you find these everyday heroes’ stories as inspiring and eye-opening as we do.Remember…anything is possible.Magical Stories for English Language LearnersIn these fantastic stories, you will meet Maxim the Giant, who builds a wall around his garden to keep the children out, but learns a valuable lesson in the process- and Bart the Nightingale, who helps his human friend, Lance, to find a present for the girl he loves. You will also read about a Magic Bed that gets grumpy if you dont jump on it- a Money Tree that has a dark secret- and a dark wizard who tries to use spells to win the heart of the beautiful Seraphina... but first he has to stop his hair from burning and avoid the giant bullfrog! If that isnt enough to satisfy your taste for magic, the tale of the Hospitable Witch will definitely leave you feeling anything but hungry! Why? Theres only one way to find out...Inspirational, Motivational and Magical Stories for English Language Learners are published by Hippo Books, a publisher dedicated to producing interesting, readable and fun books. This book is suitable for English students with intermediate English or higher. Be sure to check out our other Hippo Graded Readers.About the Author:Cooper Baltis is one of the writers and founders of Hippo Books. He is a former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the National University of Mongolia and is TESOL certified. He has taught English in Asia for five years and has published stories in several literary magazines in America.