English Reading

English reading may be fun!

When I was about to turn thirteen, my dad had an epiphany. He had been watching a documentary about “Rites of Passage” and was appalled by the fact that there was very little of this ritual left in the world. So then ...

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Dick Whittington was a very little boy when his father and mother died; so little, indeed, that he never knew them, nor the place where he was born. He strolled about the country in ragged clothes, till he met with a...

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(A true story) This is a story of the time I was still a young girl and had a funny pet fish : an eel ! Yes, it was indeed an eel. As you might know, eel stew is a culinary delicacy in Portugal, and my parents love i...

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When I was still young, I would spend my summer holidays at my Uncle Ernesto’s home. He lived, at that time, by the well-known and touristy beach of Figueira da Foz, in the North of Portugal, in a lovely house at the...

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To be a real princess, you have to believe in your heart that you are a princess. There are princess all over the world and some of them don’t even know that they are one.  Princesses come in all shapes and sizes. Th...

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The story of the red-nosed reindeer Rudolph appeared around Christmas 1939. It was written by Robert May, an employee in the advertising department of Montgomery Ward stores at Chicago, and illustrated by Denver Gill...

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