Hilde und Günter II

Hilde und Günter II, by Michael Miller
This intermediate German reader is divided into 4 separate detective stories, and features a teenage brother and sister who solve simple mysteries. Second year vocabulary and grammar. There are purposely no assignments connected to the reader to allow for pure fun and pure reading! Hilde und Günter II is separate from the Sabine und Michael stories, but follows the same second year vocabulary.
 
 
 
 
 
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Hilde und Günter I

Hilde und Günter I, by Michael Miller

This beginner German reader is divided into 4 separate detective stories, and features a teenage brother and sister who solve simple mysteries. There are purposely no assignments connected to the reader to allow for pure fun and pure reading! Hilde und Günter I is separate from the Sabine und Michael stories, but follows the same vocabulary. This reader can be started very soon after the beginning of the school year.

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Die Reise seines Lebens

Die Reise seines Lebens, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

The first novel in an engaging series of German novels for second-year students.  16 year-old Karl Schmidt of Cincinnati, OH, goes to Germany with his family.  He is the only witness to the theft of an object of great monetary and personal value.  The thief tries to kill him, but….. Written especially for use with Blaine Ray’s Look, I Can Talk! TPR Storytelling series.  Die Reise seines Lebensis best used with 3rd or 4th semester classes.  Totally in German with no vocabulary section.  Brief and captivating!

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Petra reist nach Kalifornien

Petra reist nach Kalifornien, by Blaine Ray

Petra is a 15-year-old girl from the German Island of Rugen who goes to California as an exchange student.  She lives with a caring American family but encounters prejudice at school, especially from a girl named Debbie.  By chance Petra finds Debbie in a dangerous situation.  She acts quickly and decisively to rescue her.  This incident and what happens afterwards profoundly affects both girls.  Petra reist nach Kalifornien is written completely in German and can be read without difficulty by second or third semester students.  Brief and captivating!

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Fast stirbt er

Fast stirbt er, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

This is the third novel in the easiest series of four German novels for first or second year students with a vocabulary of only 400 words.  This is an engaging story with a taste of romance.  Rachel Klein is a 17 year-old girl from Michigan who gets the opportunity to live in Germany for six months and attend a Gymnasium in Northern Bavaria.  She meets many new people, including two German boys, a nice one and a mean one. Can the mean one change?  What will Rachel learn about this new culture and language? What will she learn about others and herself?  Ten short chapters written completely in German.

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