A beautifully designed easy reader for upper grade elementary, middle school, and high school students who have taken approximately 100 hours of Chinese language instruction.
The story is based on a book written originally in Spanish by Blaine Ray. The story has been modified to present to our readers a background that can be related to students who are learning Chinese as a foreign/second language. In addition, it depicts some significant similarities among the young people in the story in spite of their different cultural background and personal experiences.
At the end of each chapter, there are some comprehension questions written in English. The intention is for the teacher or the reader to check their understanding of the story. They are written in English because the author purposely tries to avoid any language barrier in the questions that may inhibit any reader from revealing their comprehension of the story in their response to the questions.