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  • Spanish Cuentos El gorila blanco de Guinea Española
  • Spanish Cuentos El gorila blanco de Guinea Española
  • Spanish Cuentos El gorila blanco de Guinea Española
  • Spanish Cuentos El gorila blanco de Guinea Española

El gorila blanco de Guinea Española

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Spanish graphic novel for beginners. The white babygorilla Copito de nieve is being captured and ends up becoming the greatest attraction in the zoo of Barcelona.

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This beautiful graphic novel tells the story of Copito ("Snowflake"), a white gorilla. In 1966, local hunters captured him in the jungles of Equatorial Guinea, a former Spanish colony in Africa.  A rare and unusual creature, the little gorilla soon captured the hearts of gorilla experts doing field work in that country. Eventually sent to Barcelona, Spain, the white gorilla became an instant and adored icon in the city zoo.


  • large format: 8x10 inch
  • 123 pages 
  • 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: Equatorial Guinea and Barcelona, Spain


Information for teachers

Set in Spain and Equatorial Guinea, the only Spanish speaking African nation, El gorila blanco de Guinea Española features unique vocabulary and fascinating cognates. Besides this, the book explores themes such as conservation, colonialism, exploitation, and the persecution of the outcast.

A lot of information about this baby gorilla can be found online, e.g.:

Would you like to order a class set? We will give you a 10% discount on 25 or more copies of the same title. Please, order the novels via e-mail. Due to relatively small stock numbers, please allow 2-3 weeks for your order.

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

Craig Klein Dexemple / dieren / Spaans-Guinea / Spanish Guinea
Author Craig Klein Dexemple
Year of publication 2020
Number of pages 123 plus a glossary
ISBN 9781733921718
Illustrated by the author
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