I recommend this reader. First, because it is a classic story I was familiar with and loved in English. Beyond that, although the language can be advanced in some sentences, there is always the translation just below, so you can make sense of the story as you read it. And some of the more unique words are repeated periodically in the story, and that repetition helps hammer home. I feel that every time I reread these books, I add one or more vocabulary words to my Russian. Kristina, with your books, movies, and songs, you do an excellent job of providing great learning materials for students of Russian.