Ana is a 15-year-old California girl who leads a tough life. Her mother is always on her. Her family doesn't have much money, but her best friends' families are rich. She's extremely jealous of them. When she gets an opportunity to go to Mexico, she goes to a small city where she lives with a very nice family that is poorer than her own family. Her view of her life changes radically. When she gets back to California, she sees everything in a different light.
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- less than 250 unique words; total word count: 6000
- 45 pages of text
- written in present tense
- Neutral Spanish with seveal Latin-American characteristics: 'carro' instead of 'coche', more use of personal pronouns than in Spain, and the use of 'ustedes' instead of 'vosotros'.
- setting: California and Mexico
"Pobre Ana is the first novel written specifically in line with the philosophy of natural language acquisition through TPRS, and has since been a great favorite by students of all ages."
Information for teachers
There is a practical Teacher's guide available for Pobre Ana. Or buy the Teacher's Discount Package with the novel, audio book and teacher's guide!
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