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The Prince and the Pauper – in easy Chinese

April 9, 2016

Our friends in Shanghai at the Mandarin Companion have been busy translating and they’ve come out with their latest book, The Prince and the Pauper.

I love this series on an iPad because you can click on difficult words and get the translations. But there’s also an element of “I read a whole book myself” that comes with the print version.

If you’ve got upper grade kids, see what they think.


Next Level 1 Title: “The Prince and the Pauper”

The next Mandarin Companion story will be Mark Twain’s classic “The Prince and the Pauper” as a level 1 book. The original story follows a two young boys, one a street beggar and the other the next king of England. During a chance encounter, they decide to change places, a situation that temporarily, but drastically, alters the lives of both.

We are really looking forward to bringing this book to life. It presents many opportunities to introduce intricacies of Chinese culture as we adapt the story to the Chinese courts of nobility. We plan to have this title released by summer of this year. We are also in the process of selecting the next level 2 story. Stay tuned!

See more here.



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