Stories from Mexico/Historias de Mexico, Second Edition

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April 30, 2010


Mixed media product, 160 pages


0071701761 / 9780071701761


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Enjoy the tales of Mexico--in Spanish and in English!

In Stories from Mexico/Historias de Mexico, we've placed the Spanish and English stories side by side--lado a lado--so you can practice and improve your reading skills in your new language while enjoying the support of your native tongue. This way, you'll avoid the inconvenience of constantly having to look up unfamiliar words and expressions in a dictionary. Read as much as you can understand, and then look to the facing page for help if necessary. As you read, you can check your comprehension by comparing the two versions of the story. You'll also find a bilingual vocabulary list at the end of the book, so you'll have a handy reference for new words.

Stories from Mexico/Historias de Mexico gives you the chance to

  • Enjoy 16 well-known short stories that chronicle 1,500 years of Mexican history
  • Fine-tune your language skills while gaining insight into the rich cultural heritage of the Mexican people
  • Improve your reading and listening skills with free audio downloads of nine chapters from the book at

Genevieve Barlow and William N. Stivers are experienced Spanish educators and authors.

Table of contents

1. The Sun and the Moon/El sol y la luna
2. The Rabbit's Ears/las orejas del conejo
3. The Lion and the Cricket/El león y el grillo
4. The Sweethearts/Los novios
5. The Dwarf of Uxmal/The enano de Uxmal
6. A Bed of Roses/ Un lecho de rosas
7. Atzimba, the Princess/Atzimba, la princesa
8. The Virgin of Guadalupe/La Virgen de Guadalupe
9. The "China Poblana"/La china poblana
10. The Friar and the Scorpion/El fraile y el alacrán
11. The Little Animal that Sings/El animalito que canta
12. The House of Tiles/La Casa de los Azulejos
13. The Mystery of Elm Grove Street/El misterio de la calle de Olmedo
14. The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter/La hija del torrero
15. Who Is Wise?/¿Quién es sabio?
16. First Prize/El premio gordo
English-Spanish Vocabulary
Vocabulario español-inglés

Author comments

Genevieve Barlow and William N. Stivers are experienced Spanish educators.

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