The story 'Olivia y los monos' takes place in Misahuallí, a small village in the Amazone region of Ecuador. The village is situated at about 500 kilometres to the southeast of the capital Quito. It is well-known for the group of capuchin monkeys that form part of its inhabitants. This story in seven chapters/days is about these monkeys, told from the point of view of Olivia, a 16 year old Californian girl. Many tourists visit the village and play with the monkeys, on the other hand they also get robbed of their water bottles and other items by these little rascals.
The word 'mono', which means monkey, will be ingrained in your memory after reading this novel.
The author, Verónica Moscoso, who is from Ecuador herself, has made a short film Meet the Monkeys, which can be seen on youtube and which will give you a good idea of what you will read about in the book.
|"If you enjoy exotic countries and you love animals, you will have fun with this booklet. You will learn a lot about Ecuador, but first and foremost you will discover heaps about the capuchin monkeys that live in the little village of Misahuallí. A nice story told by the protagonist, Olivia, a 16 year old tourist from the USA.|
This book is at level A1. There is glossary of the words used at the end of every chapter. The story is spread over seven days on each of which a new event is described from the perspective of the 16 year old protagonist. The text contains many opposites: big-small, nice-mean, the monkeys have to leave-the monkeys have to stay, etcetera. Grammatical structures are repeated continuously to boost learning.
The book is suitable to be read individually or can be used in your classes, in which case before and after reading activities will enhance interest and comprehension. Cultural and environmental aspects of Ecuador dealt with in the book can be used as springboards for classroom discussions.
There is an audiobook of this novel, read by the author, available at our webshop.
If you would like to order a set of books for use in your class we can offer a discount of 10% for a minimum of 20 copies of the same title. Please order timely and by e-mail as our supplies are limited. Delivery of larger quantities will take two to three weeks.
Note: All the materials are copyright protected, which means that it is not permitted to make copies for use in the classroom.
|Year of publication:||2018|
|Number of pages:||40 (including glossary)|