Fifteen-year-old Makenna Parker had reservations about her father’s new job in Costa Rica, but little did she know that missing her home and her friends would be the least of her worries. She finds herself in the middle of an illegal bird trading scheme, and it’s a race against time for her father to save her and the treasured macaws.
Two books in one cover! Read the story in the past tense or start at the back cover to read the same story in present tense!
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- less than 400 unique words; total word count: 9500
- 74 pages of text for each version of the story
- written in present tense (version 1) and in past tense (version 2)
- Neutral Spanish with Latin-American characteristics.
- setting: Guatemala and California
"This is a well-written, engaging story with believable characters and an interesting plot twist. A touch of sweet love interest brings some lightness to the story."
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