This book is Volume I-7 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 || 91.3
Total word count || 34339
Words beyond 1500 || 1396
Headwords beyond 1500 || 370
Unknown word percentage (%) || 4.07
Unknown headword percentage (%) || 1.08
Unknown headword occurrence || 3.77
Unknown words that occur 5 times or more || 73
Unknown words that occur 2 times or more || 201
This book is rewritten from “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, another famous novel by Mark Twain (1835 – 1910).
Huckleberry Finn (Huck) is a clever, kind and brave white boy. He does not like his new life with Widow Douglas and school. Then his drunken father takes him away and locks him in the cabin. Huck escapes and hides himself on Jackson’s Island in the middle of the Mississippi River. There, he meets Jim, one of Miss Watson’s slaves. Jim has run away from Miss Watson after hearing her talk about selling him to a farm down the river. That is the beginning of their adventures down the Mississippi River….
About the Author
Qiliang Feng has been an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher in senior high schools since 1983. He is a keen advocator of reading in TEFL and is expert at rewriting graded/simplified ESL/EFL readers. He has published several series of English Reading Courses in China and is promoting an ESL/EFL reading project called Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP), in which ESL/EFL learners at elementary level are expected to read one million words within two or three years, and reach upper-intermediate level. For this project, he has rewritten a series of simplified readers containing about 40 books.