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About the author:
Terry Waltz is a NYS-certified teacher of Mandarin Chinese and a nationally-recognized presenter on teaching Chinese through TPRS and Comprehensible Input methodologies. She is the author of a series of readers for emergent readers of Chinese and the creator of the TOP (Tonally Orthographic Pinyin) system of tonal spelling. A qualified conference interpreter, Dr. Waltz lived in Taiwan for a decade, where she earned her MA in Conference Interpreting at Fujen University and taught languages and interpreting at schools and government agencies around the island. She now lives in upstate New York, dividing her time between writing TPRS-friendly Chinese materials, developing educational games for the Squid For Brains, and continuing her longtime interpreting and translation practice in Mandarin and Spanish.


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Authored by Terry T Waltz
Illustrated by Terry T Waltz

Pandarella tells the almost-but-not-quite familiar tale of the down-and-out girl who dreams of going to the big party and impressing the man of her dreams. Written in simple Chinese, the book is suitable for learners in the first year, and focuses on repetition of the most frequent words and characters in the language.

The entire story contains just 114 unique words (with "he" and "his" considered to be two words, for example) and runs over 700 words in length. Each page is illustrated, and the text is in full color, with spaces between words, to assist emergent readers of Chinese. A full glossary is included at the end of the story to ensure that the text is comprehensible to all readers.

Publication Date:
0615838731 / 9780615838731
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Foreign Language Study / Chinese

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