This book is Volume I-9 of the series of readers of Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP). It is suitable for readers with a basic vocabulary of 1,500 words.
Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP) is a project in which ESL/EFL learners at elementary level (with a basic vocabulary of 1,500 words) are expected to read one million words within two or three years, and reach upper-intermediate level (with a vocabulary of about 3,500 words). This project contains about 40 simplified readers, enough for an ESL/EFL learner to read for two years, and this list is growing.
Readability || 89.5
Total word count || 44945
Words beyond 1500 || 952
Headwords beyond 1500 || 350
Unknown word percentage (%) || 2.12
Unknown headword percentage (%) || 0.78
Unknown headword occurrence || 2.72
Unknown words that occur 5 times or more || 52
Unknown words that occur 2 times or more || 171
Mary Marie is a 13-year-old girl. Her parents do not agree on a name, so her mother calls her Marie, and her father calls her Mary.
After Mary Marie’s parents’ divorce, she lives with mother for 6 months and then with father for 6 months. While living with mother, this young girl is Marie, who is lively, happy, and energetic. Living with father, she is Mary, and she must act like a lady. As she is trying to please each parent, she comes to realize one thing about them….
This book is rewritten from “Mary Marie” written by the American novelist Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920).