Beijing Ding-a-Ling:Mao of the CIA
Beijing Ding-a-Ling: Mao of the CIA
Author: George Arnold
Release Date: December 2015
Publisher: Eakin Press – A Division of Wild Horse Media Group – Fort Worth, Texas
Juvenile reader, crossover to adult satire – for readers 8 to 108
ISBN 13: 978-168179-020-6
Fully Illustrated – Trade Paperback$17.95
Illustrator: Jason Eckhardt-New Bedford, MA Mandarin Translator: Betty Cao-Los Angeles
Copyright©2015 George Arnold
Fresh from capturing the elusive opium-smuggling panda, Ar-Chee, in Moscow, the U.S. President’s secret swat team, the Cats of the CIA, are dispatched to China at the request of the premier of that country. This time their mission is to track down and bring to justice the sidekick and business partner of Ar-Chee in the opium drug trade. You see, Ling Ting Tong is a multi-lingual and portly porcupine. And the CIA Cats learned in Moscow that Mr. Ling is really the brains behind the smuggling operation.
With the help of the Chinese Assistant Minister of Porcupine Catching, our cats and their sidekick, Cincinnati the dancing pig, explore the sights and sites of Beijing, Hefei, and Hong Kong as they try to capture Ling Ting Tong. And they learn to speak considerable Mandarin in the process. You will, too, with the book’s 750-word, phrase and pronunciation guide in the Chinese Language.
Flesch-Kincaid Readership Analysis
1% passive verbs
79.5 Flesch Readership Ease
4.5 Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level