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Chinese Breeze (汉语风) Graded Readers

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elina

Yes, 《朋友》will be in Level 3.

The speed of publishing new books do not depend on the publisher actually, it’s up to the authors’ free time, and after they finish the new books manuscript, then the publisher can print it soon. But the authors are busy, they’re teachers at the same time, and it’s difficult to write new books since they need to create the stories according to the Chinese level of the foreigners. So the publisher does not know when the next book after《朋友》 will be out.

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Ruben von Zwack

I just ordered Green Phoenix and An old Painting.

And also Tales and Traditions - Readings in Chinese Literature Series - Volume 1.

I had been eyeing those for a while, but now that I saw this topic here, I really decided to get them.

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flynnfrogg

Elina, I am reading at about 500-750 words now -- So can you recommend another graded reader (besides Chinese Breeze) that I can order from you? Flynn Frogg (Australia)

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elina

Hi Flynn Frogg,

After seeing your post, we searched in the market for some time, there’re really not many graded readers, and we added several books to our site:

500--750 words level (in the part of Products List)

1000--1750 words level (in the part of Products List)

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flynnfrogg

thank you Elina

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roddy

Anyone interested in graded readers might want to check out the first in a new series - and perhaps score a free review copy...

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mhilm

I have just started to learn Chinese. I am using the 'New Practical Chinese Reader' as a textbook. When do you think can I start using the 'Chinese Breeze' Level 1 books? After NPCR1, NPCR2 or even later than these?

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Ania

Does anyone know if there are plans to release the series for Kindle???? Shipping costs for those things are ridiculous, so it would be great to have an e-book version. Plus I find reading on Kindle much more convenient than on paper, because of the built-in dictionary. 

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Botterli

There are a bunch of them on Amazon, maybe all of the level 1 and 2 books. No level 3 and above, though.

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Ania

Indeed there are, but those are still paper versions, not e-books. 

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Ania

The URL leads me to an e-book which sadly cannot be purchased from where I live (Poland). Which is probably why it wouldn't show up in any searches that I did and I only ended up with the paper versions. That sucks!!! I would looove to have those readers for my Kindle...

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Elizabeth_rb

Are there any actual intermediate level books in this series yet?

 

There's another series: Tiantian Zhongwen Graded Reader Series which looks rather good, but coming out painfully slowly... :(

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Ania

I've actually been waiting for Level 1 books of the Tiantian Zhongwen Graded Reader Series for a while now as they were supposed to come out in 2013, but there is not much of 2013 left :D Looks like I might be able to read Level 2 before Level 1 even comes out, hehe :)

 

As for Chinese Breeze, it looks like they stopped at the 3 books of level 3 and no book of level 4 ever came out... Not a problem for me just yet, as I'm still at level 1, but it would be nice to know that I will have some reading material in the future :D I hope they publish something soon, because I really like their readers!

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alanmd

Another graded reader series that is on Kindle (and iBooks maybe?) is Mandarin Companion, they have a few books so far, all at beginner level.

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Ania
Ruben von Zwack

Come over there, Ania! Seems the others are too busy currently, so I feel a bit lonesome :lol:

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alanmd

Sorry I hadn't noticed that part of the forum, there are still corners I haven't explored yet... I'm planning to read it myself sometime soon, and I'll be reading it to a native speaker so I'll watch out for the possible errors reported on that thread.

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Elizabeth_rb

Looking at Amazon UK, Tiantian's next books are due out 30 Nov 2014!  Goodness only knows when they're thinking of bringing out the advanced level ones....

 

Duh! :wall  I got the Chinese Breeze series confused with the ones called Graded Chinese Reader!

 

When, or should I say if I ever get a Kindle, then I must remember those other ones mentioned. :D

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