NOVELA DE ESPAÑOLA BÁSICO SERIES
Las aventuras de Isabela
Isabela Huffman is a precocious 81/2 year–old girl who can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble on a visit to Guanajuato, Mexico, with her mother. She wants to be the president when she grows up. Or a ballerina. Or the president and a ballerina. She’s dramatic. She sings on the bus, screams like a baby after putting chile powder on her fresh mango and convinces her mom to buy five pairs of new shoes for a big family. No matter how many times her mom asks her to just sit down like a normal little girl, she just can’t help getting up to take more pictures of her adventures. When will Isabela ever sit down?
Las aventuras de Isabela is the first novel in a new series for true beginners. It uses a vocabulary of only 200 Spanish words to tell a 2,200–word story. It is repetitive and simple and uses many cognates to make the book comprehensible to beginning adults and children.
Isabela captura un congo
Isabela Huffman is a precocious 9½ year-old girl who finds herself tangled up in trouble again while travelling to Costa Rica with her mother. “I don’t cause problems!” Isabela insists. “Problems find me.” Isabela and her friend Daniel devise a plan to capture and train a howler monkey. When their antics cause a baby monkey to shock himself on an electrical wire and fall from a tree, Isabela and Daniel are in a race against the clock to try to save his life before it’s too late.
Isabela captura un congo is the second novel in this series for true beginners. It uses a vocabulary of only 350 words to tell a 3500-word story. It is repetitive and simple and uses many cognates to make the book comprehensible to beginning adults and children.
Carl no quiere ir a México
Nine year-old Carl is not happy. His mother is moving him to Mexico. He doesn’t speak Spanish. He misses all of his favorite foods. He doesn’t have any friends. The idea is ridiculous. He’s desperately unhappy. Carl doesn’t want to go to Mexico! When he starts finding sick and starving stray dogs on the streets of Guanajuato, he finds out he’s not the only one who is miserable. But did he find them in time or is it already too late?
Carl no quiere ir a México contains more than 5,000 words but has only a 350-word vocabulary. High frequency vocabulary and structures are presented repeatedly. This is the third book in the Isabela series for true beginners.