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: What makes people do the things they do? Where do great ideas come from? What inspires people to do the extraordinary? In this fascinating collection of short stories based on real events, you will read about six people that went the extra mile and changed their own and other people's lives forever. We hope that you will be astonished when you read about Roz Savage rowing across the Atlantic Ocean alone, and William Kamkwamba providing his village in Africa with electricity. We want you to be interested in how Louis Vuitton became the world-famous name it is today, and how Stewart Brand asked a simple question that resulted in us seeing our planet from space for the first time. You will certainly be impressed when you learn about Mo Zhengao, the principal who dedicated his life to helping poor students in rural China, and we hope you will be inspired by the story of the Venetian glass-makers who created mirrors, allowing us to see ourselves as we really are. Inspirational Stories for English Language Learners will help you to improve your language skills, but, more importantly, it will also inspire you to do something wonderful. Inspirational Stories for English Language Learners is published by Hippo Books, a publisher dedicated to producing interesting, readable and fun books. This book is suitable for English students with intermediate English or higher. Be sure to check out our other Hippo Graded Readers. About the Author: Cooper Baltis is one of the writers and founders of Hippo Books. He is a former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the National University of Mongolia and is TESOL certified. He has taught English in Asia for five years and has published stories in several literary magazines in America. His Hippo books include Hassan and Lulu and My Brother the Giant, as well as many short story collections. To find out more about this author, click his name under the book title above.