Niños en la calle

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Niños en la calle is a story of survival about Rafa and Sofía. When a hurricane destroys all they’ve ever known, the siblings are forced into living on the streets of Santo Domingo. Will they overcome this seemingly impossible situation? Niños en la calle is a gripping story of struggle, perseverance and the value of hope in times of adversity.

Inspired by the real experiences of children on the street


  • 68 pages of text
  • written in past tense
  • Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics
  • setting: Dominican Republic

Buy the audio book to accompany this book, so you can listen while you read and improve your comprehension and pronunciation! Get your discount with the discount package!


"The story gives a condensed view on the many traumatic things that can happen to kids who need to live in the streets without resources. Even though the book ends happily, it makes you acutely aware of the many children that still have to live in horrible circumstances."


Information for teachers

The notes of the author in the back of the book will give you starting points for activities that will help you and your students to raise their awareness of situations like the one in the book, and to take action!

It could also be interesting to watch the DVD-documentary about street children, made by the author.

Class set

Would you like to order a set of 20 of more copies* for your class? We will give you a 10% discount (only for 20 or more copies of the same title). Please, order the novels via e-mail. Due to relatively small stock numbers, we advise you to order timely. Delivery time will be up to 2-3 weeks.


*The novel is copyright protected, which means that copying the book for use in your classroom (or any other use) is not permitted.

Author: Chris Mercer
Year of publication: 2019
Number of pages: 68, plus glossary
ISBN: 9781603723275
Illustrated: Yes, by Pawel Kardis
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