Low-Intermediate - Intermediate Level. Both graded and progressive, Great American Stories Book 1 and Book 2 are filled with adaptations of classic stories from some of American's most famous authors. The text immerses readers not only in the tales themselves, but in the worlds of their writers, including O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, and other literary masters. Students improve their reading, speaking, and discussion skills, as well as vocabulary and writing. Ideal for use either in or out of class - as a core text, ancillary text, or simply for pleasure reading.