The Lost Cup





(Premium Print edition)






Story Map and Keywords on inside covers:


What people are saying about The Lost Cup

  • I just started using these books in my classes. They have been an instant success. Even some of my least motivated students were asking “Can we use these books again next week?”. This is a great concept for EFL classes. The stories are easy to ready but interesting and they bring the whole class together.

    English Teacher
  • Highly engaging and motivating for young learners; fresh, learner-centred, visually attractive and innovatively funded.

    The British Council
  • 洋書だけど好奇心でどんどん読める。ロールプレイングゲームのように、ストーリー展開を自分で選べる本。これは推理モノだったので、謎が解けるエンディングにたどり着きたくて夢中になりました。英語もやさしいレベルだし、結局全部の結末が知りたくなるので、好奇心でどんどん読み進めました。

  • These books are a really good idea, and make great use of the ebook format. What’s particularly impressive about them is the way the writer has managed to keep the language really simple while keeping the story interesting. This makes the stories accessible to young language learners in a fun way. Definitely recommend.

    English Teacher

Product Details

Each title in the Atama-ii series is carefully edited to be at the same easy reading level illustrated above. They are comparable in difficulty with ELT graded readers at the 300 headword level.
  • Page count: 46 story pages (23 text; 23 illustrations).
  • Word count: about 2,500 total (each page is 100-110 words).
  • Number of endings: 8 (each story thread is 16 pages or 800-880 words long)
  • Glossary: 15-20 keywords per title are glossed with easy English definitions
  • May contain mild violence, comparable to "PG" movies such as Star Wars. Recommended for ages 11+.
This is what the ebook version looks like on black and white 'e-ink' devices such as the Kindle Voyage, and on color devices running an e-reader app, such as the iPad or a PC. The ebook is the only version in which you can resize the text.
Available now:
  • EBOOK. US$ 2.99  Available from Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and other ebook retailers. Ebook versions do not include audio. Amazon or Smashwords
  • DIGITAL BOOK. Price varies.  SIGN UP FOR A FREE SAMPLE. This is the nicer-looking tablet or computer version. It works across all devices and includes audio. Available in a variety of purchase and subscription models, so prices will vary.
  • PREMIUM PRINT. US$ 7.99  Currently available only in Japan, but our distributors do speak English, and will ship internationally at the lowest available rates. Print versions do not include audio.
  • XREADING. Subscription  This version will be part of the XReading graded reader library, which includes hundreds of books by major and independent publishers on a subscription basis. This version does not include audio.
Coming soon:
  • ECONOMY PRINT. US$ 5.99  Coming soon via Amazon CreateSpace. Same as the premium print version, but on standard paper and with black and white illustrations. Will be available internationally.
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