Penguin Readers Level 5: Boys Don't Cry (ELT Graded Reader)

Penguin Readers Level 5: Boys Don't Cry (ELT Graded Reader)


Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series, for teenagers and young adults learning English as a foreign language.
· Carefully adapted text.
· Accompanying audio with the print edition, accessed securely online.
· The series includes popular classics, bestselling modern fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction.
· The eight levels of Penguin Readers are mapped to the CEFR, and Lexile measured.
· Beautiful new illustrations for levels 2 to 6. Starter and level 1 titles in graphic novel format, for beginner learners.
· Language practice exercises in every book, additional activities and lesson plans online.
· Each book contains a glossary, with definitions of key vocabulary.
· A digital version accompanies the print edition, available securely online.
· Visit the Penguin Readers website for more information.
· Boys Don't Cry, a Level 5 Reader, is B1 in the CEFR framework.
· The Level 5 text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing present perfect continuous, past perfect, reported speech and second conditional.

Seventeen-year-old Dante is waiting for his exam results. If they are good, he'll go to university. But Dante's plans have to change when he hears that he is the father of a baby girl. With the help of his father and brother, Dante must learn how to be a single father.

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, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z’s entertainment company) curating the soundtrack 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.
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