The Chinese Library Series is a collection divided into 6 different levels. The books of this serie use legends, myths, traditional tales or classics of Chinese literature, but adapted so that Chinese language students can easily read them and at the same time, learn about Chinese culture and history.
The Monkey King and Journey to the West belongs to the elementary level (600 words) of the collection. At the end of the book, there is and index with words translated into English and a CD in which the tale is narrated to practice listening comprehension. This book also has full color drawings to make study time more enjoyable.
The book contains pinyin.
Description by the publisher
The Chinese Library Series is a collection of graded readers for overseas kids who are studying Chinese. It consists of six levels for students to choose based on their own Chinese proficiency. There are stories about the life of modern teenagers, classical works, myths, legends, fables and so on, which enable students to learn Chinese characters and words better, improve their Chinese competence and enhance their understanding of the Chinese culture while enjoying the joy of reading.
A wordlist is provided for the story in each book, and small exercises and a passage for extended reading are provided after the story to help students to do self-evaluations and teachers to conduct classroom activities. A free CD-ROM included narrates the story, the passage for extended reading and the wordlist in the book.
This volume tells a story about the Monkey King and his master Monk Tang, who went to the West together to fetch Buddhist scriptures.