The English version of Las Aventuras de Isabela by Karen Rowan is available for free to English programs in countries other than the U.S. It is also available to English Language Acquisition teachers in the U.S. teaching English to non-English speaking students. When the book is being used for this purpose in the year 2010, copies may be made by teachers for use in their classrooms. We would like to know how and where the book is being used.
Isabela captura un congo is the second novel in the Fluency Fast series for true beginners. It uses a vocabulary of only 350 words to tell a 3500-word story. It is repetitive and simple and uses many cognates to make the book comprehensible to beginning adults and children.
Carl no quiere ir a México contains more than 5,000 words but has only a 350-word vocabulary. High frequency vocabulary and structures are presented repeatedly. This is the third book in the Isabela series for true beginners.
Don Quijote, el último caballero is a novel for intermediate and advanced beginners. It uses a vocabulary of fewer than 200 different Spanish words to tell a 1,400-word story in the present tense and the same story also in the past tense. It is repetitive and simple and uses many cognates to make the story comprehensible to adults and children. The stories are intentionally written to be acted out in a class, but also to serve as independent reading in either the present or the past tense.