Tornado Alley





(Premium Print edition)


Story Map and Keywords on inside covers:


What people are saying about Tornado Alley

  • Students really enjoying these books, being able to concentrate on them far more easily than regular graded readers.

    English Teacher
  • Highly engaging and motivating for young learners; fresh, learner-centred, visually attractive and innovatively funded.

    The British Council

Product Details

Each title in the Atama-ii series is carefully edited to be at the same easy reading level illustrated above. They are comparable in difficulty with ELT graded readers at the 300 headword level.
  • Page count: 46 story pages (23 text; 23 illustrations).
  • Word count: about 2,500 total (each page is 100-110 words).
  • Number of endings: 8 (each story thread is 16 pages or 800-880 words long)
  • Glossary: 15-20 keywords per title are glossed with easy English definitions
  • May contain mild violence, comparable to "PG" movies such as Star Wars. Recommended for ages 11+.
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Available now:
  • PREMIUM PRINT. Currently available in Japan at, in North America at English Central and in Quebec at La Maison Anglaise. Print versions do not include audio.
  • XREADING via library subscription.  This version is part of the XReading graded reader library, which includes hundreds of books by major and independent publishers on a subscription basis. This version does include audio.
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