Miguelito is happily surprised when his good friend Tom;aacute;s (an American mouse) arrives in Venezuela as an exchange student. The two go to school together, but also travel throughout the country and experience different aspects of Venezuelan culture. Every month Miguelito writes a detailed letter to Susana (their friend in Maine), telling her about their many adventures: riding the telef;eacute;rico/emup the mountain,El ;Aacute;vila/emin Caracas, traveling to seela Isla Orqu;iacute;dea/emin Canaima, visiting Lake Maracaibo, and dancingel merengue/emandla salsa/emat a local fiesta/em.br /br /Cartas a Susana/em includes content questions with each chapter and a complete 17-page Spanish-English glossary at the end of the book. With illustrations by Peter Tracy. Level 2 Unique Words: extensive Tense(s): multiple Glossary: yesspan style=”color:#B22222;”Download the FREE chapter preview located in “Additional Info”/spanCopyright 2010. Level 2. Middle school, high school. 5 x 7 inches. Softcover, 69 pages.p style=”text-align: center;”MORE about Cartas a Susana/em and the companion first-year book, Las aventuras de Miguelito…/emh4 align=”center” style=”text-align: center;”span style=”color:#B22222;”First-Year Student Response Has Been Amazing!/span/h4p align=”center” style=”text-align: center;””I usedLas aventuras de Miguelito/emwith my brand-new Spanish students and it made an incredible difference in their confidence levels! The chapters are short and use a lot of conversational Spanish vocabulary. I read the narrative paragraphs to the class but ask students to take the roles of the characters and read the actual conversations out loud. I then give my students time to re-read the chapter to themselves and answer the list ofpreguntas/emlisted at the end of each chapter. The student response has been amazing! My kids are so pleased to be able to easily de-code an entire book in Spanish–and having a real interest in Miguelito’s story has really reinforced their vocabulary skills. I am very happy to have theCartas a Susana/emsequel to introduce to my second-year students.br /;iexcl;Muchas gracias!”/embr /br /Carolyn C., HS Spanish Teacher from Michiganimg alt=”” src=”//aedownload.net/teachersdiscovery/images/Fabiola_Canale_German_Reader.jpg” style=”float: left; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 0px 6px; height: 135px; padding-right: 10px;” /About the AuthorFabiola Canale/ was raised by German parents living in Venezuela. She has lived all over the United States, and currently resides in Colorado. She has been teaching and writing stories for her students for many years. While she truly loves cooking, reading, and watching TV, her favorite free-time activities are working out and hiking with her husband. She wishes she could live in Maine, just like the mice in her books.