I’ve been studying Russian for over a year, and this book was a bit of a stretch for me. But I wanted to tackle it because I know and love the story (Adventures of Tom Sawyer). It’s a wonderful idea to offer us simplified of known classics. The format of the book is to have a small amount of Russian (~10 lines), followed by a vocabulary list for that text. It’s convenient to have the vocabulary so close to the text. Another nice feature is that the Russian words are shown with their accents. I’m looking forward to reading the Tolstoy and Chekhov books further up in the series, as my Russian improves. Thank you for creating these books! They are a wonderful addition to my (somewhat dry) Russian textbook.

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