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  • El Pombero - Una leyenda paraguaya
  • El Pombero - Una leyenda paraguaya
  • El Pombero - Una leyenda paraguaya
  • El Pombero - Una leyenda paraguaya
  • El Pombero - Una leyenda paraguaya
  • El Pombero - Una leyenda paraguaya

El Pombero - Una leyenda paraguaya

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Spanish graphic novel for beginners. After moving from the city to the countryside, Graciela and her family are being threatened by a mythical creature.

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In order to escape the problems of big city life in Asunción, Paraguay, the Ayala family moves to a village in the beautiful Paraguayan countryside looking for a simpler life. But not everything is so simple here. Deep in the forests of Paraguay lives a creature known as the Pombero. According to the Guaraní (Paraguay's indigenous people) legend, the Pombero is the protector of the forest and the animals within it. If you respect him and his forest and make offerings to him, he might help you. However, if you don't... strange things will begin to happen to you and your loved ones. Will the Ayala family learn this before it's too late?


  • 240 unique words, plus cognates
  • 117 pages of graphic novel
  • written in present tense
  • Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics
  • setting: the countryside of Paraguay

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Set in a rural village in Paraguay, known as the Heart of South America, and filled with cultural references; El Pombero has 240 unique words and numerous cognates. Written in the present tense and with dramatic illustrations on every page, El Pombero is a compelling and comprehensible novel for Novice level readers and above.

Would you like to order a set of 20 of more copies* for your class? We will give you a 10% discount (for 20 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 / familie / family / hoofdpersoon is een meisje / legends / main character is a girl / moving away / Paraguay / Pombero / South America / spanning / suspense / teenagers / tieners / verhuizen
Author Craig Klein Dexemple
Year of publication 2019
Number of pages 114 (including glossary)
ISBN 9781733921701
Illustrated by the author
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