Juana & Lucas

Juana & Lucas

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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Winner of the 2017 Pura Belpr#65533; Author Award

Fans of Judy Moody and Clarice Bean will love Juana, the spunky young Colombian girl who stars in this playful, abundantly illustrated new series.

Juana loves many things -- drawing, eating Brussels sprouts, living in Bogot#65533;, Colombia, and especially her dog, Lucas, the best amigo ever. She does not love wearing her itchy school uniform, solving math problems, or going to dance class. And she especially does not love learning the English. Why is it so important to learn a language that makes so little sense? But when Juana's abuelos tell her about a special trip they are planning--one that Juana will need to speak English to go on--Juana begins to wonder whether learning the English might be a good use of her time after all. Hilarious, energetic, and utterly relatable, Juana will win over los corazones -- the hearts -- of readers everywhere in her first adventure, presented by namesake Juana Medina.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763672089
Branch Call Number: J FIC Medin
Characteristics: 88 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Juana and Lucas

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Juana lives in Columbia and thinks learning English is boring, but when her family decides to go on vacation to Florida, where only English is spoken, she has to buckle down and do her best to learn.


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JCLChrisK Sep 21, 2017

A very relatable slice of a young girl's life, sharing stories about her interests, family, and struggles in school, who happens to live in Bogota, Colombia. Nice illustrations, accessible, and sprinkled with Spanish.

Mariangela_S Feb 28, 2017

Love the Spanish words sprinkled throughout the story! Delightful story about Juana's experiences with learning English and who/ what motivate her to succeed.

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