One day the Zhang family receives a visit from an old friend who spent years travelling the mysterious hills of China’s Yunnan Province. He tells them of a monkey’s paw that has magical powers to grant three wishes to the holder. Against his better judgment, the old friend reluctantly gives the monkey paw to the Zhang family, along with a warning that the wishes come with a great price for trying to change one's fate...
Mandarin Companion is a series of easy-to-read novels in Chinese that are fun to read and proven to accelerate language learning. Every book in the Mandarin Companion series is carefully written to use characters, words, and grammar that a learner is likely to know.
Level 1 is intended for Chinese learners at an upper-elementary level. Most learners will be able to approach this book after one to two years of formal study, depending on the learner and program. This series is designed to combine simplicity of characters with an easy-to-understand storyline which helps learners to expand their vocabularies and language comprehension abilities. The more they read, the better they will become at reading and grasping the Chinese language.