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Como vuela la pelota

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Spanish easy reader for advanced students. The dream of becoming a professional baseball player influences the lives of three boys in completely different ways.

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Three boys. Three stories. And one sport that unites them - and maybe not the one you’d expect.

For as long as they can remember, best friends Mario and Carlos have talked about playing professional baseball one day like one of their idols, Rafael Soriano of the Yankees. It was wishful thinking, to be sure, but common for many young boys raised in the Bronx. It’s not until one fateful day that the trajectory of each of their lives changes - one for the better, and the other...well, not so much.   

The third boy, Elvin, lives in a smaller town in Nicaragua and has dreams of playing baseball in La Liga Nicaragüense de Béisbol Profesional. At school one day he learns of an opportunity to hone his skills by participating in a free camp organized by a youth baseball academy. With the permission form in hand and the excitement of learning more about the sport he loves, he arrives home only to be confronted with a family issue that will surely prevent him from attending the camp. A dream deferred.       

Will the friendship between Mario and Carlos survive? Will the opportunity for Elvin materialize? Find out how each of them endures his own challenges and how the three get to know one another through the love of the game.


  • 95 pages of text
  • written in present tense
  • written in 1st person singular
  • story is told from the alternating perspectives of the three main characters
  • Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics
  • setting: US and Nicaragua

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In this level 3 novel, readers are presented with a wealth of vocabulary and grammatical structures while delving into family, cultural and social issues, all with the dynamic backdrop of baseball.

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.

*All books and novels are copyright protected, which means that copying this book for use in your classroom is not permitted.

baseball / honkbal / hoofdpersoon is een jongen / Jennifer Degenhardt / levensles / life lesson / main character is a boy / meerdere hoofdpersonen / multiple main characters / Nicaragua / sports / teenagers / tieners / Verenigde Staten
Author Jennifer Degenhardt
Year of publication 2020
Number of pages 126 (inclusief woordenlijst)
ISBN 9781733346412
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