Stargate (Penguin Readers)

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Stargate novel (Penguin Readers Edition)
AUTHOR: Sheila Black (Adapted)
PUBLISHER: Pearson Education Ltd
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The novelization of the Stargate feature film is here adapted for young readers, with a simplified story and prose and additional educational activities.

The mysterious StarGate is 10,000 years old. When a group of soldiers go through it they travel millions of miles to a world where they have to fight to stay alive. Will they live? Will they find a way back to Earth? Or will they die?

Penguin Readers are simplified texts designed in association with Longman, the world famous educational publisher, to provide a step-by-step approach to the joys of reading for pleasure. Each book has an introduction and extensive activity material. They are published at seven levels from Easystarts (200 words) to Advanced (3000 words).

Series Editors: Andy Hopkins and Jocelyn Potter

From Pearson Education

Illustrated by Rowan Clifford


  • Youth Reading Level: 3 (Pre-Intermediate, 1200 words)
  • ISBN: 0-997-80579-X
  • This simplified adaptation of the Stargate movie novelization was first published in Great Britain by Puffin Books in 1995, and then by Penguin Books in 1996, and republished in 1998. A new edition was released in 1999, and re-released 2006.
  • As with the adult novelization, Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich are credited as the book's authors. The screenplay and novelization was adapted for the Penguin Readers series by Sheila Black.