The Thousand Children (一千个孩子)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, Journey to the West Book #26
Tangseng and his disciples arrive at the capital of Bhiksu Kingdom and learn that it’s been renamed “Boytown” because over a thousand little boys have been locked in cages in front of their homes. When they learn what fate awaits these children, Sun Wukong arranges to get them safely out of th... read more
The Monk and the Mouse (和尚和老鼠)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, Journey to the West Book #27
In a dark forest the monk Tangseng comes upon a beautiful young woman tied to a tree and half-buried in the ground. The monk frees her, not realizing she is a deadly mouse demon. Later they arrive at a nearby monastery where she devours some monks and tries to force Tangseng to marry her. Sun Wukong... read more
The Dharma Destroying Kingdom (破法王国)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, Journey to the West Book #28
COMING IN JUNE 2022! Ignoring a warning from the Bodhisattva Guanyin, Tangseng and his three disciples enter a city whose king has vowed to kill 10,000 Buddhist monks and has already finished off 9,996. The travelers must avoid being killed and figure out how to show the king the error of his ways.... read more
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The Journey to the West, Books 25, 26 and 27
Three Classic Stories in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin
This book contains the full text of the 25th, 26th and 27th stories in our Journey to the West series for people learning to read Chinese. The three stories told here are unchanged from the three original books except for minor editing and reformatting. read more
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The Ball of Fire (火球)
A Short Story in Simplified Chinese, Pinyin and English
A boy is stranded alone on a ship in a storm and receives help from a mysterious magical dwarf. Uses just 358 different Chinese words. Priced at $0.99, but you can download it for free from this website, see "Get a Free eBook" in main menu. Available in eBook only. read more
The Rise of the Monkey King  (猴王的诞生)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #1
This book is a retelling, in easy-to-read Chinese, of the legendary story of how a little stone monkey was born, became king of his troop of monkeys, left his home to pursue enlightenment, received the name Sun Wukong (literally, “ape seeking the void”) from his teacher, and returned home to def... read more
The Rise of the Monkey King (Large Print Edition) (猴王的诞生)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #1, Large Print Version
This book is a retelling, in easy-to-read large print Chinese, of the legendary story of how a little stone monkey was born, became king of his troop of monkeys, left his home to pursue enlightenment, received the name Sun Wukong (literally, “ape seeking the void”) from his teacher, and returned... read more
Trouble in Heaven  (天宫里找麻烦)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #2
Things begin to unravel for Sun Wukong as he sees the consequences of his outrageous actions. While trying to defend his troop of monkeys, he manages to offend the underwater Dragon King, the Dragon Kong’s mother, all ten Kings of the Underworld, and the great Jade Emperor himself. Finally, goaded... read more
The Immortal Peaches (仙桃)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #3
Once again the Monkey King’s unlimited ambitions and uncontrolled appetites land him in deep trouble. He is given a job in heaven taking care of the Emperor’s Garden of Immortal Peaches, but he can’t stop himself from eating all the peaches. He impersonates a great Immortal and crashes a party... read more
The Young Monk  (小和尚)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #4
In this book we tell the story of the monk Xuanzang’s birth and early years. Our story begins with the Buddha’s decision to bring his wisdom to China. Then we meet Xuanzang’s father and mother and learn about their terrible ordeals around the time of his birth. Finally we jump ahead to when Xu... read more
The Emperor in Hell (狱里的皇帝)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #5
This story starts innocently enough, with two good friends chatting as they walk home after eating and drinking at a local inn. One of the men, a fisherman, tells his friend about a fortune-teller who advises him on where to find fish. This seemingly harmless conversation between two minor charact... read more
The Journey Begins  (西游开始)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #6
The young monk Xuanzang sets out on his westward journey. His journey is difficult and filled with dangers. He runs into trouble immediately when he is captured and nearly killed by the Monster King and his ogres. He escapes with the help of a mysterious old man, only to be attacked on the road late... read more
The Monster of Black Wind Mountain  (黑风山的妖怪)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #7
The monk Tangseng and his disciple, the short-tempered Monkey King Sun Wukong, begin their multi-year journey to retrieve Buddhist scriptures from Thunderclap Mountain in India. They first encounter a mysterious river-dwelling dragon, then run into serious trouble while staying in the temple of a 27... read more
The Hungry Pig  (很饿的猪)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #8
The pig-man Zhu Bajie becomes Tangseng’s second disciple. In his previous life, Zhu was the Marshal of the Heavenly Reeds, responsible for the Jade Emperor’s entire navy and 80,000 sailors. But unable to control his appetites, he got drunk at a festival and attempted to seduce the Goddess of t... read more
The Three Beautiful Daughters  (三个漂亮的女儿)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #9
The river-dwelling monster Sha Wujing was once the Curtain Raising Captain, but was banished from heaven by the Yellow Emperor for breaking an extremely valuable cup during a drunken visit to the Peach Festival. Later, the band of pilgrims arrive at a beautiful home seeking a simple vegetarian meal ... read more
The Magic Ginseng Tree (神奇的人参树)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #10
Tangseng and his disciples have been traveling for two or three years. They arrive at a secluded mountain monastery which turns out to be the home of a powerful master named Zhenyuan and an ancient and magical ginseng tree. As usual, the travelers’ search for a nice hot meal and a place to sleep q... read more
The Monster’s Secret (妖怪的秘密)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #11
The Buddhist monk Tangseng and his ragtag band of disciples come upon a strange pagoda in a mountain forest. Inside they discover the fearsome Yellow Robed Monster, living a quiet life with his wife and their two children. Unfortunately the monster has a bad habit of ambushing and eating travelers. ... read more
The Five Treasures (五宝)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #12
Our band of travelers arrives at Level Top Mountain and encounters their most powerful adversaries yet: Great King Golden Horn and his younger brother Great King Silver Horn. These two monsters, assisted by their elderly mother and hundreds of well-armed demons, attempt to capture and liquefy Sun W... read more
The Ghost King (鬼王)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1500 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #13
The Buddhist monk Tangseng arrives with his disciples at a mountain monastery, and he is visited in a dream by someone claiming to be the ghost of a murdered king. The ghost claims that the king sitting on the throne is really an evil demon. Is he telling the truth or is he actually a demon in dis... read more
The Cave of Fire (火洞)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1500 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #14
While traveling the Silk Road, Tangseng and his three disciples encounter a young boy hanging upside down from a tree.  They rescue him only to discover that he is really Red Boy, a powerful and malevolent demon and, it turns out, Sun Wukong's nephew.  Ignoring this family relationship, the demon ... read more
The Daoist Immortals (道教神仙)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1500 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #15
Tangseng and his three disciples have traveled to the wild country west of China. They arrive at a strange city where Daoism is revered and Buddhism is forbidden. The few remaining Buddhist monks are enslaved, but every night they receive a dream message that the Great Sage Equal to Heaven will co... read more
The Great Demon King (大魔王)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1800 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #16
The Monkey King Sun Wukong leads the Tang monk and his two fellow disciples westward until their path is blocked by a river eight hundred miles wide. On the riverbank is a village where the people live in fear of the Great Demon King, who demands two human sacrifices each year. Sun Wukong and the ... read more
The Thieves (小偷)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1800 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #17
As the travelers continue westward, the monkey king Sun Wukong steals rice from an elderly villager’s kitchen. Then the pig-man Zhu Bajie takes three silk vests from a seemingly abandoned tower. These small crimes trigger a violent confrontation with a monster who uses a strange and powerful weapo... read more
The Country of Women (女子国)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1800 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #18
The four travelers run into difficulties and temptations in a nation of women and girls. First, the monk Tangseng and his disciple Zhu become pregnant after drinking from the Mother and Child River. Later, the nation's queen meets Tangseng and pressures him to marry her. He barely escapes that fate,... read more
The Angry Monkey (生气的 猴子)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1800 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #19
The monk Tangseng has harsh words for his eldest disciple, the monkey king Sun Wukong. His pride hurt, Sun Wukong complains to the Bodhisattva Guanyin and asks to be released from his service to the monk. She refuses his request. This leads to a case of mistaken identity and an earthshaking battle t... read more
The Burning Mountain (燃烧的山)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1800 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #20
As the monk Tangseng and his three disciples travel west, they find their path blocked by a huge blazing mountain eight hundred miles wide. Tangseng refuses to go around it, so his senior disciple, the monkey king Sun Wukong, must discover why the mountain is on fire and how they can cross it. He so... read more
The Rain of Blood (血雨)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1800 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #21
An evil rainstorm of blood covers a city and defiles a beautiful Buddhist monastery. Three years later the monk Tangseng and his three disciples arrive at the city. They explore the monastery and discover two fish-demons drinking wine and gambling in the top floor of the monastery’s pagoda. This l... read more
The False Buddha (假佛)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 2000 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #22
The Buddhist monk Tangseng sees a sign, “Small Thunderclap Monastery,” and foolishly thinks they have reached their goal. His disciple Sun Wukong sees through the illusion, but the false Buddha in the monastery traps him between two gold cymbals and plans to kill his companions. The ensuing stru... read more
The Monkey Doctor (猴子医生)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 2000 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #23
As Tangseng and his three disciples continue on their westward journey, they meet the king of Scarlet Purple Kingdom. The king is gravely ill, sick with grief over the loss of one of his wives who was abducted by a nearby demon king. Sun Wukong pretends to be a doctor and attempts to cure the king w... read more
The Demons of Spiderweb Mountain (蛛网山的恶魔)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, Journey to the West Book #24
The Buddhist monk Tangseng goes alone to beg some food at the home of some beautiful and seemingly gentle young women. He soon finds out that they are far from gentle. Trapped in their web, he waits to be cooked and eaten while his three disciples attempt to rescue him by confronting the spider demo... read more
Great Peng and His Brothers (大鹏和他的兄弟们)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, Journey to the West Book #25
The travelers arrive at a tall mountain. An old man warns them that it’s infested with thousands of man-eating demons but Sun Wukong ignores the warning. Soon they meet the three demon leaders: a blue-haired lion, an old yellow-tusked elephant, and a huge terrifying bird called Great Peng. The dem... read more
The Thousand Children (一千个孩子)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, Journey to the West Book #26
Tangseng and his disciples arrive at the capital of Bhiksu Kingdom and learn that it’s been renamed “Boytown” because over a thousand little boys have been locked in cages in front of their homes. When they learn what fate awaits these children, Sun Wukong arranges to get them safely out of th... read more
The Monk and the Mouse (和尚和老鼠)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, Journey to the West Book #27
In a dark forest the monk Tangseng comes upon a beautiful young woman tied to a tree and half-buried in the ground. The monk frees her, not realizing she is a deadly mouse demon. Later they arrive at a nearby monastery where she devours some monks and tries to force Tangseng to marry her. Sun Wukong... read more
The Dharma Destroying Kingdom (破法王国)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, Journey to the West Book #28
COMING IN JUNE 2022! Ignoring a warning from the Bodhisattva Guanyin, Tangseng and his three disciples enter a city whose king has vowed to kill 10,000 Buddhist monks and has already finished off 9,996. The travelers must avoid being killed and figure out how to show the king the error of his ways.... read more
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The Nine Headed Lion (九头狮子)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, Journey to the West Book #29
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The Rise of the Monkey King (in Traditional Chinese)  (猴王的誕生)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #1
This book is a retelling, in easy-to-read Chinese, of the legendary story of how a little stone monkey was born, became king of his troop of monkeys, left his home to pursue enlightenment, received the name Sun Wukong (literally, “ape seeking the void”) from his teacher, and returned home to def... read more
Trouble in Heaven (in Traditional Chinese) (天宮裡找麻煩)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #2
Things begin to unravel for Sun Wukong as he sees the consequences of his outrageous actions. While trying to defend his troop of monkeys, he manages to offend the underwater Dragon King, the Dragon Kong’s mother, all ten Kings of the Underworld, and the great Jade Emperor himself. Finally, goaded... read more
The Immortal Peaches (in Traditional Chinese) (仙桃)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #3
Once again the Monkey King’s unlimited ambitions and uncontrolled appetites land him in deep trouble. He is given a job in heaven taking care of the Emperor’s Garden of Immortal Peaches, but he can’t stop himself from eating all the peaches. He impersonates a great Immortal and crashes a party... read more
The Young Monk (in Traditional Chinese)  (小和尚)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #4
In this book we tell the story of the monk Xuanzang’s birth and early years. Our story begins with the Buddha’s decision to bring his wisdom to China. Then we meet Xuanzang’s father and mother and learn about their terrible ordeals around the time of his birth. Finally we jump ahead to when Xu... read more
The Emperor in Hell (in Traditional Chinese) (獄裡的皇帝)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #5
This story starts innocently enough, with two good friends chatting as they walk home after eating and drinking at a local inn. One of the men, a fisherman, tells his friend about a fortune-teller who advises him on where to find fish. This seemingly harmless conversation between two minor charact... read more
The Journey Begins  (in Traditional Chinese) (西遊開始)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #6
The young monk Xuanzang sets out on his westward journey. His journey is difficult and filled with dangers. He runs into trouble immediately when he is captured and nearly killed by the Monster King and his ogres. He escapes with the help of a mysterious old man, only to be attacked on the road late... read more
The Monster of Black Wind Mountain (in Traditional Chinese) (黑風山的妖怪)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #7
The monk Tangseng and his disciple, the short-tempered Monkey King Sun Wukong, begin their multi-year journey to retrieve Buddhist scriptures from Thunderclap Mountain in India. They first encounter a mysterious river-dwelling dragon, then run into serious trouble while staying in the temple of a 27... read more
The Hungry Pig (in Traditional Chinese) (很餓的豬)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #8
The pig-man Zhu Bajie becomes Tangseng’s second disciple. In his previous life, Zhu was the Marshal of the Heavenly Reeds, responsible for the Jade Emperor’s entire navy and 80,000 sailors. But unable to control his appetites, he got drunk at a festival and attempted to seduce the Goddess of the... read more
The Three Beautiful Daughters (in Traditional Chinese) (三個漂亮的女兒)
A Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level, Journey to the West Book #9
The river-dwelling monster Sha Wujing was once the Curtain Raising Captain, but was banished from heaven by the Yellow Emperor for breaking an extremely valuable cup during a drunken visit to the Peach Festival. Later, the band of pilgrims arrive at a beautiful home seeking a simple vegetarian meal ... read more
The Journey to the West, Books 1, 2 and 3
Three Classic Stories in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level
This book is a compilation of the first three books – Rise of the Monkey King, Trouble in Heaven, and The Immortal Peaches – in our Journey to the West series of story books for people learning to read Chinese. read more
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The Journey to the West, Books 1, 2 and 3 (in Traditional Chinese)
Three Classic Stories in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level
This book is a compilation of the Traditional Chinese versions of the first three books – Rise of the Monkey King, Trouble in Heaven, and The Immortal Peaches – in our Journey to the West series of story books for people learning to read Chinese. read more
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The Journey to the West, Books 4, 5 and 6
Three Classic Stories in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level
This book is a compilation of books 4, 5 and 6 in our Journey to the West series of story books for people learning to read Chinese. The three stories told here are The Young Monk, The Emperor in Hell, and The Journey Begins. read more
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The Journey to the West, Books 7, 8 and 9
This book is a compilation of books 7, 8 and 9 in our Journey to the West series of story books for people learning to read Chinese.The three stories told here – The Monster of Black Wind Mountain, The Hungry Pig, and The Three Beautiful Daughters – are unchanged from our original versions excep... read more
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The Journey to the West, Books 10, 11 and 12
This book is a compilation of books 10, 11 and 12 in our Journey to the West series of story books for people learning to read Chinese. The three stories told here – The Magic Ginseng Tree, The Monster's Secret, and The Five Treasures – are unchanged from our original versions except for minor ... read more
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The Journey to the West, Books 13, 14 and 15
Three Classic Stories in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1500 Word Vocabulary Level
This book is a compilation of books 13, 14 and 15 in our Journey to the West series of story books for people learning to read Chinese. The three stories told here – The Ghost King, The Cave of Fire, and The Daoist Immortals – are unchanged from our original versions except for minor editing and... read more
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The Journey to the West, Books 16, 17 and 18
Three Classic Stories in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1800 Word Vocabulary Level
This book is a compilation of books 16, 17 and 18 in our Journey to the West series for people learning to read Chinese. The three stories told here - The Great Demon King, The Cave of Fire, and The Country of Women - are unchanged from our original versions except for minor editing and reformatting... read more
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The Journey to the West, Books 19, 20 and 21
Three Classic Stories in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1800 Word Vocabulary Level
This book is a compilation of books 19, 20 and 21 in our Journey to the West series for people learning to read Chinese. The three stories told here – The Angry Monkey, The Burning Mountain, and The Rain of Blood – are unchanged from our original versions except for minor editing and reformattin... read more
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The Journey to the West, Books 22, 23 and 24
Three Classic Stories in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin
This book contains the full text of the 22nd, 23rd and 24th stories in our Journey to the West series for people learning to read Chinese. The three stories told here are unchanged from the three original books except for minor editing and reformatting. read more
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The Journey to the West, Books 25, 26 and 27
Three Classic Stories in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin
This book contains the full text of the 25th, 26th and 27th stories in our Journey to the West series for people learning to read Chinese. The three stories told here are unchanged from the three original books except for minor editing and reformatting. read more
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The Art of War: A Step-by-Step Translation  (孙子兵法)
The Art of War is the most disruptive and revolutionary book ever written about human conflict. Written in the fifth century BC during the Warring States period of ancient China and attributed to the legendary Master Sun (Sunzi), the book turned traditional thinking about warfare on its head. It adv... read more
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Dao De Jing in Clear English, With Step-by-Step Translation  (道德经)
The Dao De Jing (also called the Tao Te Ching) was written more than 2,500 years ago and is considered one of the most important books in world literature. Coming in at only 5,000 Chinese characters, its timeless wisdom has inspired millions of people around the world and serves as one of the corner... read more
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Dao De Jing in Clear English (Pocket Edition)  (道德经)
The Dao De Jing (also called the Tao Te Ching) was written more than 2,500 years ago and is considered one of the most important books in world literature. Coming in at only 5,000 Chinese characters, its timeless wisdom has inspired millions of people around the world and serves as one of the corner... read more
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San Zi Jing (三字经)
Three Character Classic in Chinese and English
Welcome to 三字经, San Zi Jing, known in English as the Three Character Classic. The San Zi Jing was written by Wang Yinglin during the Song Dynasty in the 13th century, modified many times since then, and memorized by generations of Chinese students. It’s a box of treasures, a puzzle within a ... read more
San Zi Jing – Pocket Edition (三字经)
Three Character Classic in Chinese and English
Welcome to 三字经, San Zi Jing, known in English as the Three Character Classic. The San Zi Jing was written by Wang Yinglin during the Song Dynasty in the 13th century, modified many times since then, and memorized by generations of Chinese students. It’s a box of treasures, a puzzle within a ... read more
Dragon Island  (龙岛)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin for Beginning Readers, 330 Word Vocabulary
Dragon Island is a wonderful book for English-speaking children who are learning to read Chinese. It tells the story of Amy, a young girl who travels with her cat to Dragon Island, meeting three magical dragons and helping them solve a problem. The story is told in pictures, with accompanying text i... read more
Hedgepig and Little Bird (小树猪和小鸟)
An Easy-to-Read Story in Simplified Chinese, Pinyin and English, 260 Word Vocabulary
Two curious creatures set off on a perilous journey to reunite a little bird with his mother. Along the way, the two new friends cross paths with animals of many shapes and sizes. Some of these animals are helpful. Others are hungry! read more
Mulan, Woman Warrior  (木兰女战士)
An Easy-to-Read Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 240 Word Vocabulary
The story of Mulan, the young girl who joins the army to save her family and her country, is at least 1500 years old. Over the centuries, it has inspired dozens of poems, plays, novels, songs, and more recently, graphic novels, TV shows and films. The details of the story vary, but the core is alway... read more
Mulan, Woman Warrior, Full Color Version  (木兰女战士)
An Easy-to-Read Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 240 Word Vocabulary
The story of Mulan, the young girl who joins the army to save her family and her country, is at least 1500 years old. Over the centuries, it has inspired dozens of poems, plays, novels, songs, and more recently, graphic novels, TV shows and films. The details of the story vary, but the core is alway... read more
Mulan, Woman Warrior (木蘭女戰士) (in Traditional Chinese)
An Easy-to-Read Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 240 Word Vocabulary
The story of Mulan, the young girl who joins the army to save her family and her country, is at least 1500 years old. Over the centuries, it has inspired dozens of poems, plays, novels, songs, and more recently, graphic novels, TV shows and films. The details of the story vary, but the core is alway... read more
Twenty Three Cats (二十三只猫)
An Easy-to-Read Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 101 Word Vocabulary
What do you do when you're living alone in Beijing with twenty three cats? What do you do when your friend comes over to visit, but you can't sit down, you can't eat Chinese food, and you can't even open your books to study because you have too many cats? Read this delightful little book to find o... read more
Twenty Three Cats (二十三隻貓) (in Traditional Chinese)
An Easy-to-Read Story in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin, 101 Word Vocabulary
What do you do when you're living alone in Beijing with twenty three cats? What do you do when your friend comes over to visit, but you can't sit down, you can't eat Chinese food, and you can't even open your books to study because you have too many cats? Read this delightful little book to find o... read more
Hulin and the Mad Goose (虎林和狂鹅)
Four Chinese Folk Tales In Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary
Folk tales are immensely popular in China. Passed down orally over the centuries from grandparents and parents to children, they serve as an unwritten handbook for living. Nearly all Chinese folk tales are about simple people who find themselves in difficult situations. These people are often hel... read more
Ye Xian, the Chinese Cinderella Story (叶限)
In Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 450 Word Vocabulary
The story of Cinderella is possibly the most widespread and popular of all folk tales. The earliest known version is from Greece around two thousand years ago, and over the next thousand years, it traveled to France, Italy and Germany, and eventually to the Walt Disney studio in America. But as ... read more
Learn to Read Chinese, Book 1
Four Classic Folk Takes in Simplified Chinese, 540 Word Vocabulary, Includes Pinyin and English
An orphan girl gets help from a goose.  A poor family receives a magical gift.  A boy is stranded alone on a ship in a storm.  And two magicians perform a deadly trick. Believe it or not, it’s possible for you to read and understand the four wonderful stories in this book even if you start off... read more
Learn to Read Chinese, Book 2
Six Classic Folk Tales in Simplified Chinese, 700 Word Vocabulary, Includes Pinyin and English
Two friends find a golden nugget on the ground. A young girl meets a fox spirit. A dog saves a life, a tiger takes a life. A girl runs away from her fishing boat. And a boy saves the spirit of his grandfather. Believe it or not, it’s possible for you to read and understand the stories in this... read more
Learn to Read Chinese, Book 3
Five Classic Love Stories in Simplified Chinese, 700 Word Vocabulary, Includes Pinyin and English
A wealthy girl runs away with her cousin, a poor stonecarver.   A scholar finds true love inside a book. Two lovers defy death to be together. And a young man finds love with two ghosts. Believe it or not, it’s possible for you to read and understand the four wonderful love stories in this bo... read more
Easy to Read  Chinese Short Stories, Book 1
The Best Short Stories and Poems from the 2021 MSL Master Chinese Writing Contest
This is a wonderful collection of 17 very short stories and poems written in Simplified Chinese using a total of just 320 different Chinese characters. read more
The Love Triangle (三角恋)
A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary Level
Sang is a young scholar living alone in a small village in 18th century China. One night a strange and beautiful woman arrives at his house, and he soon falls deeply in love with her. But later, a second even more beautiful woman arrives, and things become extremely complicated. This is a story a... read more
The Ball of Fire (火球)
A Short Story in Simplified Chinese, Pinyin and English
A boy is stranded alone on a ship in a storm and receives help from a mysterious magical dwarf. Uses just 358 different Chinese words. Priced at $0.99, but you can download it for free from this website, see "Get a Free eBook" in main menu. Available in eBook only. read more