A novella for 3rd year high school students. 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...
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)
"I like the fact that this book was written by an Ecuadorian author, so that it offers a genuine picture of the country and its people."
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