Chinese Breeze Graded Reader Series, Level 2: An Old Painting (2nd Edition) 500 Word Level
Liu Yuehua/Chu Chengzhi
Peking University Press
74 pag. paperback 14 x 20 cm
In the art dealer’s shop, the old gentleman picked up the old painting once again. He looked it up and down, left and right. He held it up, contemplating it for a few minutes. His eyes opened wider and wider. Finally, he turned to Shaxiao, the Little Silly, a rag boy who stood nearby, and said: “Sell this painting to me. I’ll pay a lot of money, enough for your family to live on for a hundred years!”. Surprisingly, Shaxiao replied, “Sir, I’m sorry. I can’t sell it to you…”
About the Series
Chinese Breeze is a well-crafted series of entertaining Chinese graded readers designed for college and high school students. The series offers language learners at all levels the opportunity to read for pleasure while simultaneously developing reading comprehension skills, building confidence, and increasing motivation.
Each text is presented in simplified characters. New vocabulary words with pinyin and English definitions are provided in the footnotes. Audio recordings of each text can be streamed by scanning the QR code on the back of each book.