By: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry etc., 龚勋等 (Translator)
Originally Published in: United Kingdom, France etc.
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 137
Lines per page: 3-17
Price per book: $9.30
Pinyin: with Pinyin to aid budding Chinese readers
In JoJo's search for the best literature for experienced Chinese readers, we have found this treasure of collected world classics. Each story has been adapted especially to appeal to a young reader's interest. With Pinyin and a color illustration on each page, these "big" books are friendly, approachable and fun for children who are ready for the next level of good stories. The 6 classic adventure stories are the perfect gift for the adventurous kids out there.
小王子（xiǎo wáng zǐ), The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, France
"The Little Prince book has sold an estimated 140 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling and most translated books ever published. It has been translated into 301 languages and dialects.
The story follows a young prince who visits various planets in space, including Earth, and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Despite its style as a children's book, The Little Prince makes observations about life, adults and human nature."-Wikipedia
海底两万里(hǎi dǐ liǎng wàn lǐ), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Veme, France
The book, widely acclaimed since its release in 1869, is regarded as one of the premier adventure novels ever writen.
"During the year 1866, ships of various nationalities sight a mysterious sea monster, which, it is later suggested, might be a gigantic narwhal. The U.S. government assembles an expedition in New York City to find and destroy the monster. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and the story's narrator, is in town at the time and receives a last-minute invitation to join the expedition; he accepts. Canadian whaler and master harpooner Ned Land and Aronnax's faithful manservant Conseil are also among the participants who thus started an adventure."-Wikipedia
八十天环游地球(bā shí tiān huán yóu dì qiú), Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne, France
"In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a wager GB£20,000 (equivalent to £1,798,872 in 2019) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is another one of Verne's most acclaimed adventure novels."-Wikipedia
昆虫记(kūn chóng jì), Fabre's Book of Insects/Souvenirs Entomologiques, by Jean-Henri Fabre, France
"Fabre(1823-1915) was a French naturalist, entomologist and author known for the lively style of his popular books on the lives of insects. It is a non-fiction book about insects in real life, mythology and folklore. The exemplary clarity and simplicity, as well as the smooth language, make the book a must-read for any young nature lovers." -Wikipedia
鲁滨孙漂流记(lǔ bīn sūn piāo liú jì) Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe, UK
"Despite its simple narrative style, Robinson Crusoe was well received in the literary world and is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. It is generally seen as a contender for the first English novel.
The book is presented as an autobiography of the title character (whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer) – a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical desert island near the coasts of Venezuela and Trinidad (roughly resembling Tobago), encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers, before ultimately being rescued."- Wikipedia
汤姆叔叔的小屋 (tāng mǔ shū shū de xiǎo wū) Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, United States
"This anti-slavery novel was published in 1852. It had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the U.S., and is said to have 'helped lay the groundwork for the [American] Civil War.'
The story featured Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave around whom the stories of other characters revolve. The sentimental novel depicts the reality of slavery while also asserting that Christian love can overcome slavery.
The book opens with a Kentucky farmer named Arthur Shelby facing the loss of his farm because of debts. Even though he and his wife Emily Shelby believe that they have a benevolent relationship with their slaves, Shelby decides to raise the needed funds by selling two of them—Uncle Tom, a middle-aged man with a wife and children, and Harry, the son of Emily Shelby's maid Eliza...
Uncle Tom's Cabin was a best-selling novel and was said to be the second best-selling book of the 19th century, following the Bible." -Wikipedia
Book titles: 世界经典文学名著宝库
《小王子》The Little Prince
《海底两万里》20000 Leagues Under the Sea
《八十天环游地球》Around the World in Eighty Days
《汤姆叔叔的小屋》Uncle Tom's Cabin
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me":
Children ages 8+ will enjoy having these books read to them.
"Read by myself":
The engaging plots, the historical significance, the color illustration and the smooth Chinese translation with Pinyin will entice emerging readers, ages 8+.
Check out other books in the Young Adults Classics Series.