48 Horas

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Inspired by true events, this story captures both the beauty and the dangers of the Galapagos Islands. Sonia Campos is a college student who is excited to study the famous Galapagos Islands tortoises, in the footsteps of her hero, Charles Darwin. When a freak accident causes her to have to stay behind as the group sets out on their first day of learning and exploring, she is crushed. The decisions she makes that day will mean life or death for Sonia and two new friends as they create their own adventure!

The same story is told twice in this book: once on a beginning level and once on a more advanced beginning level. Both levels contain an extensive glossary.

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  • 151-200 unique words and 201-300 unique words, with a total of 6800 and 6500 words (the story is told twice)
  • 73/77 pages of text
  • setting: Galapagos Islands

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Nicole de Boer

"I found this a very engaging story with dramatic events. Going on an expedition to the Galapagos Islands sounds like a dream, but a small incident can make thing go very wrong. The story invites you to sympathise with Sonia, and makes you thinkg about the consequences of ones decisions for oneself and others."


Information for teachers

The humor in this book is greatly appreciated by middle school students, and will keep them engaged throughout the whole book. Every chapter offers dialogue or action scenes that can be acted out in class.

The low unique word count and high frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) in the Comprehension-based™ reader, ’48 horas’, make this an ideal read for beginning and advanced beginning Spanish students. Remember, the principle behind providing this comprehension-based reader in two tenses is NOT to focus on grammar, but rather to focus on the story in the tense in which the reader and/or teacher feels most comfortable.

Class set

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Would you like to order a set of 20 of more copies* for your class? We will give you a 10% discount (only for 20 or more copies of the same title). Please, order the novels via e-mail. Due to relatively small stock numbers, we advise you to order timely. Delivery time will be up to 2-3 weeks.

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Author: Carrie Toth
Year of publication: 2019
Number of pages: 96 + 96 pages (including glossary)
ISBN: 9781945956959
Illustrated: Yes
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