Class set: Meche y las ballenas, a novel for intermediate learners of Spanish

$230.00

This is a class set of 40 copies the novel for intermediate learners of Spanish. Includes free shipping anywhere in the USA. (Other countries: please contact mikepeto AT gmail DOT com) Best price anywhere at $5.75 per copy!

If you want one single copy for $6.99 please click here.

If you want a discounted pack of five books at $6 per book, please click here.

Pre-order the teacher’s guide!

Category:

Description

Meche is a teenager adrift, splitting her time between her father´s home in Baja California Sur, Mexico and her mother’s family in San Diego, USA. She helps her father run boat tours of the whale birthing lagoons in San Ignacio, Baja California Sur. Every year grey whales migrate to these lagoons from the Arctic Ocean in order to give birth to their babies. While Meche is a legal resident of two countries, more often than not she feels like an outsider in both. “Neither from here nor there”, that is how Meche feels when people ask her where she is from. When the whale habitat is threatened by plans to develop a large scale salt mining operation, Meche plays a role in saving the lagoon and finds her place in a community that embraces her for reasons more profound than the color of her passport.

This fictional story is set within the context of the real history of a small Mexican community that attracted the attention of the world in order to save the habitat of the grey whales. It was written for intermediate learners of Spanish. This inspiring story may appeal to readers with an interest in the environment, transborder cultural identities and heritage learners of Spanish. There are footnotes for words that are typically unknown to intermediate students, a full Spanish-English glossary of every word in the novel, and 57 illustrations embedded within the text to help the reader. 162 pages, approximately 7500 words in the main text.

sample page #1

sample page #2

sample page #3