Authors: Akiko Yamanaka Binns, Shinsuke Takasaki, Bambi Morino, and Yumi Katoh
Illustrators: Kotaro Chiba, Nancy Lane, Pana Stamos, and Kit Wagstaff
The collection of beautifully-illustrated stories in this new elementary level reader includes re-told traditional Japanese stories Yamata no Orochi and Setsubun no Oni and the classic tale, Alice in Wonderland, plus two new stories, The Three Friends and Mari’s Blue Pot.
With a vocabulary range of 500 words and 500–1,500 characters per story, Level 1 Volume 1 of Let’s Read Japanese is equivalent to Level A1 (CEFR) and Novice (ACTFL).
The text has been carefully graded, ie vocabulary and grammar are controlled, so that learners of Japanese can start enjoying reading a ‘story’ from the early stage of their learning. The Let’s Read Japanese series provides the ideal complement to the student's Japanese learning with a selection of books which can be read for pleasure.