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Los ojos de Carmen

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Spanish novel for intermediate students. When visiting his family in Ecuador, Daniel discovers the many faces of this beautiful country.

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Daniel, a 16 year-old American boy wants to enter a photography contest. He goes to Ecuador to visit his Ecuadorian-American relatives. While there, he must deal with various culturally challenging situations. On a day trip he meets Carmen, a girl with exceptional eyes. He wants to photograph her, but when he tries to find her again, she seems to have disappeared.

The author, Verónica Moscoso, is Ecuadorian and an award-winning filmmaker, author and journalist. In 2011, Verónica earned a masters degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Her thesis A Wild Idea, is a short documentary film screening in more than 30 film festivals around the world and receiving eight awards of merit and distinction. This movie remains as a significant contribution to understanding one of the most dramatic environmental initiatives to date.


  • 47 pages of text
  • written in first person singular and in past tense, with regular use of the subjunctive
  • Neutral Spanish with several typical Ecuadorian words and expressions. 
  • setting: Ecuador (Quito, Otavalo, Islas Galápagos)

Information for teachers

Find a downloadable teacher's guide for this book at:
The Guia completa del maestro has 18 to 26 activities per chapter.  It even has activities for before reading the book. The activities include: individual and group games, story questions, personalized questions, exercises to consolidate new vocabulary, space for students to make predictions, create characters, express and write their opinions and experiences, and more. There is a lot of cultural information about Ecuador and chapter three is particularly musical. There are suggestions of many youtube videos to enrich the cultural information. The guide is 547 pages long!

Would you like to order a class set of the novel? 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.

cultural differences / culturele verschillen / Ecuador / family / Verónica Moscoso
Author Verónica Moscoso
Year of publication 2008
Number of pages 54
ISBN 9780929724928
Illustrated No
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