Free Graded Readers (A2)

The readers on this page now out of copyright or have been made free by the publisher. They are available free for anyone who wants to read them. They can be distributed free but must not be offered for sale.

Second Fiddle
Author: Peter Viney
1500 Word Level, CEFR A2, MReader rl[5], 7900 words M

The story follows Sophie, who is touring South Africa in a British classical orchestra. She is the youngest member. After their conductor has a heart attack onstage, the famous Erich Von Hubert arrives to take charge of the orchestra. Why does a famous conductor travel on the bus with the orchestra? Why can’t Sophie take her precious cello on the bus? Van Hubert hates her friend Anna. He hates Paul, the main violinist. Then there are the tales of rhinos and elephants killed by poachers. What has that to do with the orchestra? They begin to suspect Van Hubert.


Far from the Madding Crowd
Author: Thomas Hardy; Retold by Jennifer Bassett
1500 Word Level, CEFR A2, MReader rl[5]. 12200 words M

Bathsheba Everdene is a beautiful young woman. Three men say that they lover her but she marries the wrong one. This tragic story takes place in the beautiful countryside of the South of England.




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