Chinese Breeze Graded Reader Series, Level 2: If I Didn't Have You (2nd Edition) 500 Word Level
Liu Yuehua/Chu Chengzhi
Peking University Press
78 pag. paperback 14 x 20 cm
Xiaoming is a talented pickpocket, but steals only from the wealthy. He never harms the poor, and doesn't allow other thieves to victimize them either. When college student Xia Yu loses her purse at the train station, Xiaoming retrieves it for her. They begin to fall in love, but everything is thrown into jeopardy when Xiaoming picks the pocket of a man he should not have crossed...
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. Pinyin and English definitions of new vocabulary words are provided in the footnotes. Audio recordings of each text can be streamed by scanning the QR code on the back of each book.