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Reading materials for a beginner?

I'm trying to find things like De heksen by Roald Dahl and such in the US, and it's been pretty difficult to find. Amazon had an 'acceptable' copy for $10... ouch. Any ideas for what and where to buy some easy chapter books for beginners?

2 years ago

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Have you tried bablbooks.com? It looks quite interesting and covers a broad range of languages including Dutch and Africaans.

2 years ago

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I don't see Dutch or Afrikaans there. Is that the right URL?

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Sorry, the two sites appear a bit confusing, the one that does Dutch etc is http://translate.bablbooks.com/

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As an alternative to buying books, you could take a look at the online books available through LibriVox. This is a website that has audio recordings of public domain books in many languages read by volunteers. For many of the books, there is an "online text" link, where you can read it. This is especially nice, because you can use the site for both reading comprehension and improving your listening comprehension. Here is the link to the Dutch recordings: http://www.librivox.nl/

2 years ago

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If you look up Dutch native authors or the Dutch titles of children's books with the words pdf or ebook at the end, it isn't that hard to find digital versions of them, although not completely legal. Writers like Guus Kuijer, Mirjam Mous, and Carry Slee are examples Dutch writers of children's and teen books.

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