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?
- 320 unique words; total word count: 5000
- 42 pages of text
- written in present tense
- Neutral Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics: more use of personal pronouns than in Spain, and the use of 'ustedes' instead of 'vosotros'.
- setting: Guanajuato, Mexico
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