Las aventuras de Isabela

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Isabela Huffman is a precocious 8½ year-old girl who can't seem to keep herself out of trouble on a visit to Guanajuato, Mexico, with her mother. She wants to be the president when she grows up. Or a ballerina. Or the president and a ballerina. She's dramatic. She sings on the bus, screams like a baby after putting chile powder on her fresh mango and convinces her mom to buy five pair of new shoes for a big family. No matter how many times her mom asks her to just sit down like a normal little girl, she just can't help getting up to take more pictures of her adventures. When will Isabela ever sit down?

Las aventuras de Isabela uses a vocabulary of only 200 Spanish words to tell a 2,200-word story. It is repetitive and simple and uses many cognates to make the book comprehensible to beginning adults and children.

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  • 200 unique words; total word count: 2200
  • 24 pages of text
  • written in present tense
  • Neutral Spanish with Latin-American characteristics.
  • setting: Guanajuato (Mexico)


"This is such a sweet and fun story, with many running gags, that even my adult students and my 16-year old tutoring students greatly enjoyed reading it."


Information for teachers

Several teachers have published lesson plans and tips for the use of this book in class. See the lesson plan by the author, or the lesson plan of Nikki Tottenham, or a blog with a lesson plan by another Spanish teacher.

Class set

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.

Author: Karen Rowan
Year of publication: tenth printing, 2016
Number of pages: 24, plus a glossary
ISBN: 9780982468708
Illustrated: Yes, by Pablo Ortega López
| Jo Pouw 08-02-2018 13:52

Leuk leesboekje, het boekje maakt je tijdens het lezen enthousiast omdat het heel goed te begrijpen is als je een klein beetje basiskennis hebt! Zeker een aanrader!

| More-TPRS list 15-08-2015 20:02

"...echt PERFECT voor jongere leerlingen! Kort en leuk, goede illustraties, veel dingen om te vergelijken en over te praten en uit te beelden. [...] Het is heel schattig, bevat veel cultuur, en wie houdt er nou niet van een verhaal met een hondje???"

| Roosje Bolderman (10 jaar) 14-08-2015 15:49

Las aventuras de Isabela is een grappig boek.
Ze beleeft grappige avonturen.
Het boek is goed te lezen.
Dat is fijn want dan is het verhaal leuker.
Ik raad het iedereen aan!

5 stars based on 3 reviews
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