Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Readers

Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Readers

Rainbow Bridge offers engaging stories in simplified Chinese with twists and turns and deeply touching plots. The topics are selected from Chinese mythology, legends, folklore, literature, biographies of renowned people and historical tales. Each story has an introduction to the main characters in Chinese and English, new words with English explanations and at the back, an English translation of the story, followed by comprehension exercises and a vocabulary list to help users read and understand the story and improve their Chinese reading skills. A gradual approach, by grading the volumes based on vocabulary levels, helps students learn to read Chinese at different stages. Starter level has 150 vocabulary words. Level 1 has 300 vocabulary words. Level 2 has 500 vocabulary words. Level 3 has 750 vocabulary words. Level 4 has 1000 vocabulary words.

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  • Bao Zheng and the Case of the Ox's Tongue

    Starter Level - How did the ox's tongue get cut? A judge cleverly finds out the truth.
    $6.00
  • Cangjie, the Inventor of Characters

    Starter Level - Chinese characters are mysterious and have a long history.
    $6.00
  • Cao Chong Weighed an Elephant

    Starter Level - How did people weigh an elephant in ancient China?
    $6.00
  • The Girl in the Painting

    Starter Level - As a young man falls in love with a girl in a painting, the girl remarkably steps out of the painting and comes to life….
    $6.00
  • The Gold Axe

    Starter Level - A boy lost his iron axe, but ended up with three: a gold axe, a silver axe, and an iron axe. His elder brother lost an axe as well....
    $6.00
  • Houyi the Divine Archer

    Starter Level - Houyi, an immortal from Heaven, saved the humans but was punished severely ....
    $6.00
  • Hailibu, the Hunter

    Starter Level - Hailibu, a hunter, acquired a gem as a reward after he saved the daughter of the Dragon King.
    $6.00
  • Legend of the Horsehead Fiddle

    The horsehead fiddle is the most popular musical instrument among the Mongolian people, and there is a touching story about its origin.
    $6.00
  • Jingwei Tries to Fill Up the Sea

    Starter Level - Have you ever seen a bird picking up pebbles to throw into a vast expanse of water?
    $6.00
  • Legend of Qingming Festival

    Starter Level - Qingming Festival is an important festival in China.
    $6.00
  • The Long Haired Girl

    Starter Level - The girl is beautiful, with long, black hair, but one day, every strand of her hair turned white ….
    $6.00
  • Mr. Dongguo and the Wolf

    Starter Level - A wolf was hit by a hunter and implored Mr. Donguo for help.
    $6.00
  • Old Frontiersman Losing His Horse

    Starter Level - Old Frontiersman is a senior on the frontier.
    $6.00
  • A Phoenix Egg

    Starter Level - The phoenix is a rare and legendary bird, and its egg is even rarer.
    $6.00
  • Yu the Great Controls the Flood

    When China was inundated by floods in ancient times, a hero named Yu the Great took the lead by spearheading flood control efforts for the sake of the common people ….
    $6.00
  • A Zhuang Brocade

    Starter Level - An elderly mother spent years weaving a beautiful Zhuang brocade, but it was blown away by a heavy wind.
    $6.00
  • Zhang Liang and His Mentor

    Zhang Liang is an ambitious young man, eager to achieve great success.
    $6.00
  • The Assassin and the King

    Level 1 - To fight against Qin, the Crown Prince of Yan entrusted Jing Ke to assassinate the King of Qin.
    $6.00
  • Four Ancient Beauties: Wang Zhaojun

    Level 2 - Wang Zhaojun was among the four Great Beauties in ancient China.
    $6.00
  • Gonggong and the Heaven Pillar

    Level 1 - Gong Gong, the Water God, led his troops to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the God of Heaven.
    $6.00
  • The Courtesan Li Wa

    Level 3 - When Gao, the son of a rich family, was preparing for the imperial examination in the capital city of Chang’an, he fell in love with a beautiful courtesan, Li Wa.
    $6.00
  • Four Ancient Beauties: Yang Guifei

    This enduring love story has been adapted into poems, dramas, and novels and is still told to this day.
    $6.00
  • The Crown Prince or a Leopard Cat?

    Two imperial concubines become pregnant. The emperor tells them that whoever gives birth to a boy first will be the queen.
    $6.00
  • Legend of a Tang Princess

    Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo wants to marry Princess Wencheng of the Tang, so he sends his clever envoy, who travels all the way from Tibet, to propose before the Tang emperor….
    $6.00
  • The Making of the First Emperor

    What did the first emperor of China achieve that made him a remarkable statesman?
    $6.00
  • The Voluntary Hardships of King Goujian

    Goujian, King of the State of Yue, forces himself to live in a humble woodshed.
    $6.00
  • Bad Luck Guy’s Sea Adventures

    Level 4 - Wang Shuai. Wen Ruoxu was known for his bad luck.
    $6.00
  • Romance of the West Chamber

    Zhang Sheng, a poor scholar, chances to meet Cui Yingying, the daughter of the late Counselor-in-Chief.
    $6.00
  • Xuanzang's Pilgrimage

    Level 4 - Do you know the Monkey King and that his master, Xuanzang, was a real historical figure?
    $6.00
  • Journey to the West (Abridged)

    Monkey King, Pig and Sandy escort Master Xuanzang on an epic quest to obtain Buddhist scriptures.
    $12.95
  • Outlaws of the Marsh(Abridged)

    The awe-inspiring heroes represented by Lin Chong, Lu Zhishen and Song Jiang gather at Mount Liangshan.
    $12.95

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