Penguin Readers Level 4: Pig-Heart Boy (ELT Graded Reader)

Penguin Readers Level 4: Pig-Heart Boy (ELT Graded Reader)

Summary

This ELT Graded Reader is made for people learning English as an additional language. The short, simple text is also perfect for anyone looking for an easier read.

Cameron Kelsey is 13 years old. He is not well and needs a new heart. Doctors want to give him a pig's heart. Cameron cannot decide if he wants the pig's heart, and some groups are very angry about doctors using animals in this way.

Our Penguin Readers books include:
  • Simple text (CEFR-levelled)
  • Pictures to help you understand the story
  • Fun exercises to help you learn and practise English

With the print book, you can get even more help online:
  • Read the book online
  • Listen to the book being read out loud
  • Get lesson plans for teachers
  • Find answers to check your understanding

Note: online resources not available with the eBook.

About the author

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over seventy books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and a science-fiction thriller, Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, whose soundtrack was curated by Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) as executive music producer. In 2005 Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children's Laureate. Most recently Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, was published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.
Learn More

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more