The tragic story of George and Lennie, who move from one farm to another, looking for work. George is clever but Lennie's size and slowness are always getting him into trouble. One day the two men get a job on a farm. Things are going well until they meet the unhappy wife of the farm foreman, Curley. Then Curley's wife tries to become friendly with Lennie. NOTE: This title is not the original version of Steinbeck’s Mice and Men. It is a Macmillan Graded Reader, which means that it is aimed at students of English as a second or a foreign language. This means it is a simplified version only, which is re-told by Martin Winks.