El viaje perdido

El viaje perdido, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

College students Carlos and Jaime go on a Caribbean cruise. While in Puerto Rico, they miss the boat to the next island. Then all their money is stolen and they are unable to reach their families in Ohio for help. On the cruiser they had met the gorgeous Puerto Rican Carmen, who takes them to meet her grandmother. It turns out that Carmen’s grandmother is not your typical grandmother. As they struggle with their dilemma, El viaje perdido brings various aspects of the culture of Puerto Rico to life. The vocabulary has been carefully chosen so that the 2nd and 3rd year students will be able to read the book without difficulty. A glossary is included.

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Mi propio auto

Mi propio auto, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

17-year-old Ben Sullivan, from San Jose, California, was determined to have his own car. He thought his parents were going to give him one for his birthday. But they had a surprise for him. Part of the present was a trip to El Salvador, a country that Ben wasn’t interested in at all. Ben wanted to spend the summer with his friends, his girlfriend and his video games. Instead, resigned to his fate, he left to spend the summer in El Salvador. While there he had a variety of experiences in a culture different from his own. Ben came to understand life quite differently.

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¡Viva el toro!

¡Viva el toro!, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

Anne Silva, 17, travels to Seville, Spain, where she lives with a Sevillian family which has three children. She attends a typical schools with one of her Spanish sisters and meets a nice, handsome boy there. Everything goes smoothly until she goes to a bullfight. The ending is a big surprise. ¡Viva el torocleverly links Spanish culture with the life of North American high school students. The vocabulary has been carefully chosen for the final months of second year. All 4th and 5th semester students can read ¡Viva el toro! with no trouble.

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¿Donde está Eduardo?

¿Donde está Eduardo?, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

Summer vacation is beginning for 17-year-old Carmen Rodriguez of Colorado. Carmen is looking forward to spending lot of time with her riends. However, her mother has promised a friend that Catherine will accompany the friend’s 7-year-old son Eduardo to Costa Ricato visit his grandparents. Despite her extreme misgivings, Carmen gives in and decides to go. As soon as Carmen and Eduardo get seated on the plane, the problems start. When they arrive in Guadeloupe, one crisis follows another. Including a variety of interesting cultural material,¿Donde está Eduardo is excellent for the middle of the second year of high school Spanish (or later).

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Los Baker van a Perú

Los Baker van a Perú, by students at Pinelands Regional Junior High School and Nathaniel Kirby

Are the Baker Family’s unfortunate mishaps brought on by bad luck or by the curse of the shrunken head? Join the Bakers as they travel through Peru and experience a host of (mis)adventures that are full of fun, excitement and suspense– oh, and culture and useful language too!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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