Authors: S. Takasaki, A. Yamanaka-Binns
Illustrators: Peter Daly, Kotaro Chiba, Nancy Lane, Pana Stamos, Judith Loske
This first volume of five stories ranges from a retelling of the traditional story of The Grateful Crane or the ever-popular Snow Queen to original new stories that introduce the reader to the language and culture of today’s Japan. By the end of this collection the reader will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance.
Texts are 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.