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Oxford Bookworms Library: The Joy Luck Club: Level 6: 2,500 Word Vocabulary
     

Oxford Bookworms Library: The Joy Luck Club: Level 6: 2,500 Word Vocabulary

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by Amy Tan, Clare West (Retold by)
 

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This award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students.

Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students' reading confidence.

Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension.

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This award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students.

Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students' reading confidence.

Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension.

Before, during, and after reading activities included in the back of each book strengthen student comprehension.

Audio versions of selected titles provide great models of intonation and pronunciation of difficult words.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Intensely poetic, startlingly imaginative and moving, this remarkable book will speak to many women, mothers and grown daughters, about the persistent tensions and powerful bonds between generations and cultures,'' praised PW . Author tour. (June)
Library Journal
What a wonderful book! The ``joy luck club'' is a mah jong/storytelling support group formed by four Chinese women in San Francisco in 1949. Years later, when member Suyuan Woo dies, her daughter June (Jing-mei) is asked to take her place at the mah jong table. With chapters alternating between the mothers and the daughters of the group, we hear stories of the old times and the new; as parents struggle to adjust to America, their American children must struggle with the confusion of having immigrant parents. Reminiscent of Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior in its vivid depiction of Chinese-American women, this novel is full of complicated, endearingly human characters and first-rate story telling in the oral tradition. It should be a hit in any fiction collection.-- Ann H. Fisher, Radford P.L., Va.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780194792639
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/27/2008
Series:
Oxford Bookworms Library. Human Interest. Stage 5
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
1,324,650
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
930L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen Goda (TM)s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesettera (TM)s Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, and two childrena (TM)s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which has now been adapted as a PBS production. Tan was also a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into thirty-six languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
San Francisco, California and New York, New York
Date of Birth:
February 19, 1952
Place of Birth:
Oakland, California
Education:
B.A., San Jose State University, 1973; M.A., 1974

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Oxford Bookworms Library: The Joy Luck Club: Level 6: 2,500 Word Vocabulary 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More interesting than I anticipated; worthy of a read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The whole section 2 is not there.