Graded Chinese Reader is a Chinese language reader that contains abridged versions of short stories and novellas written by contemporary Chinese writers. Vol. 1 is limited to about 2,000 Chinese words (based on the 1,033 words of level A in the HSK) and Vol. 2 is limited to 3,000 words (based on the 2,018 words of level B in the HSK). Each book features concise and short sentences as well as commonly used words for easy reading. Pinyin is added to the full text, English notes or sample sentences for difficult words and sentences are also provided. The book has an English summary at the beginning of the story and an author biography and questions on reading comprehension at the end. An accompanying CD reads each story for the reader. Stories in Vol. 1: 1. People's Fish by Su Tong; 2. What Happened in the Park by Wang Huaiyu; 3. A Srping Evening by Qiu Shanshan; 4. Good Morning by Xu Kun; 5. The Beauty of Ice and Snow by Mo Yan; 6. Love Story by Yu Hua. Stories in Vol. 2: 1. Wave into Boat by Zhou Daxin; 2. Buddha's Worrior Won't Change by Bi Shumin; 3. Defraud by Liang Xiaosheng; 4. White Flower All Over by Liu Qingbang; 5. Three Epsiodes of Campus by Xie Jingyuan.