A white elephant travelling from Asia to Britain as a present for the Queen goes missing in New York. Chief Inspector Blunt of the New York Police Department puts all of his men on the case and promises to find the thieves. Are the city’s best policemen and a reward of $100,000 enough to get the elephant back? A series of well-known classic stories by world-famous authors that have been chosen, and adapted, to appeal to young teenagers. Careful selection of stories with suitable content and language level has allowed the flavour of the originals to remain. Reflection boxes throughout the stories help understanding, and draw links with the students' own lives. While detailed Before and After Reading activities help and check understanding. A clear introduction gives information about the author and the story.