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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Paperback – Feb 6 2003
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This series has a vocabulary range from approximately 300 to 3000 headwords. For stronger ESL students, a better choice might be the Oxford Progressive English Readers series which has a range from approximately 1000 to 5000 headwords.
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