When Charlie Babbitt's father dies, he thinks he will inherit a lot of money. However, the money goes to someone Charlie doesn't know, someone who lives in a hospital and turns out to be the brother that Charlie never knew he had. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders.