12-year-old Peter from Des Moines, Iowa is a video-game enthusiast and avid reader. Peter learns about Colombia from his Spanish teacher and decides to visit. But once there, surprises meet him at every turn: chilly Bogota contrasts with tropical Cartagena; stunning multi-colored jungle birds contrast with scary piranhas; and a kind man with books contrasts with rural poverty and isolation. Drawing readers to Peter’s adventure, Peter va a Colombia keeps students engaged and involved. As they read, they will wonder: What is Bogota like? What foods do Colombians enjoy? Will the piranhas eat Peter? Do poor Colombian children enjoy books as much as they do?
- 350+ unique words
- 34 pages of text
- written in present tense
- Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics
- setting: Colombia
Information for teachers
An engaging, action-packed read, Peter va a Colombia is a short novel that first-year Spanish students can easily grasp. Written in the present tense, the book is built on a list of 350-plus Spanish nouns, verbs, and common expressions. As they read, students acquire basic vocabulary and grammar while gaining confidence with the target language; they also learn about fascinating places and people in Colombia.The book also provides some scenes that can be easily dramatized in class as well as possibilities for paper craft projects.
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.
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