The Little Lights Series are great missionary stories for young readers. Your young reader reads a sentence on the right. Then you read the more difficult sentences in the left which gives them more details about the missionary.
Story of how Gladys Aylward was called by God to go to China as a missionary. As a girl she had always wanted to be taller and to have blonde hair. On arriving in China she realises that the people there all have dark hair and are generally not so tall. Her missionary work is simply described and her escape from the Japanese army, leading many orphan children over the mountains to safety. Told simply for younger children.