Адаптированная книга на английском языке «Blue Moon Valley by Stephen Rabley». Аудиокнига на английском.
Blue Moon Valley is a small village. Li Sun lives there with her grandmother. She is very happy in Blue Moon Valley. But there is a problem. Li Sun’s grandmother is very old and very ill. She cannot work any more and has no money. One bright April morning she says to Li Sun, “Sit down, granddaughter. I have something to tell you.”
“What is it, grandmother?” asks Li Sun. The old woman’s eyes are sad and tired. “Read this letter,” she says. “It’s for your uncle in the big city. I want you to go and talk to him.” Li Sun reads the letter. “But … ” ; he says and looks at her grandmother. “You’re asking him to give me a job … in his circus!”
“Yes,” the old woman answers.
Li Sun and her grandmother talk for a long time. Li Sun does not want to leave Blue Moon Valley. “It’s my home!” she says. “But every child leaves home one day,” the old woman answers. “And you’re not a child now — you’re a young woman. I want you to be free.” In the end, Li Sun looks at the floor and says, “Yes, grandmother.” Two days later she leaves the village.
In the next week Li Sun walks a long way. She sees mountains, fields, trees and farms. Every morning she drinks from cold rivers. Every night she sleeps under thousands of bright stars. Then after eight days, she comes to the big city. It has high walls with stone lions on top of them. Hundreds of people are running left and right in front of her.
“Excuse me,” she says to an old man. “Do you know this address?” She shows him her grandmother’s letter. “You want the circus,” he says. “That’s easy. Go down this street and turn left at the end.”
Ten minutes later Li Sun is at the circus.
Her uncle is very happy to see her. “Yes — of course you can have a job,” he says. “Come with me.”
Behind the circus there are some big cages. “Here we are,” says Li Sun’s uncle. “You can help to wash the animals.” He smiles. “And you can help to give them their food, too. Do you understand?”
Li Sun looks at all the animals. There are monkeys, tigers, elephants, horses and lions. Then she looks at her uncle again. “Y-yes, Uncle,” she says.
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