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  • Published: 21 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241542545
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $19.99

Penguin Readers Level 2: Wild Cities (ELT Graded Reader)



Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reading series, designed for teenagers and young adults learning English as a foreign language.

With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language practise activities, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction.


Wild Cities, a Level 2 Reader, is A1+ in the CEFR framework. Sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the future tenses will and going to, present continuous for future meaning, and comparatives and superlatives. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear on most pages.


There are cities everywhere on Earth. More and more people live in cities around the world. But more and more animals make their homes in cities, too. In this book you will visit 13 cities. What animals can you see?

  • Published: 21 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241542545
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $19.99

About the authors

Harriet Hobday

Harriet Hobday is an extraordinary new talent, a recent graduate of the MA Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Currently based in Edinburgh, she was highly commended in the Macmillan Prize 2015 and runner-up for The Batsford Prize 2018.

Ben Lerwill

Ben Lerwill is a multiple award-winning writer. His work has appeared in a host of publications including National Geographic Traveller, Time Out, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian. Over the past decade he's won four British Guild of Travel Writers' Awards, and often focuses on wildlife, rail journeys and the outdoors. Best of all, he writes fascinating, magical non-fiction stories that will amaze and inspire - just like the ones in this book.

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