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Juana y Lucas

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Juana y Lucas
Written by Juana Medina
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ISBN-13: 9781536224269
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Juana y Lucas

author/illustrator: Juana Medina
translator: Alexis Romay

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Juana and Lucas

A Juana le gustan muchas cosas: dibujar, comer repollitas y vivir en Bogotá, Colombia. Pero más que nada, adora a su perro, Lucas. Lucas es su mejor amigo, absolutamente sin la más mínima duda. A Juana no le gusta su uniforme del colegio, que le pica mucho. Tampoco le gustan problemas de matemáticas, ni las clases de baile. Sobre todo, a Juana NO le gusta aprender inglés. Todas las TH de ese idioma inoportuno le hacen cosquillas en la lengua, y muchas de las palabras no tienen ningún sentid para ella. Si read y read se escriben igual, ¿por qué se pronuncian de modo tan diferente? Hasta que el abuelo de Juana le cuenta de algo fantástico que tiene planeado y ahora Juana tiene toda la motivación necesaria para trabajar muy duro ¡y convertirse en una fuente de inglés!

Comiquísima, llena de energía y con una historia inmensamente entretenida, Juana se ganará los corazones de los lectores en todas partes con su primera aventura, presentada por su tocaya Juana Medina.

Juana loves many things—drawing, eating Brussels sprouts, living in Bogotá, 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 of readers everywhere in her first adventure, presented by namesake Juana Medina, winner of the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award.

Fans of Judy Moody and Clarice Bean will love Juana, the spunky young Colombian girl who stars in this playful, abundantly illustrated series, now available in Spanish!
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153622426X /  9781536224269
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Fiction - First Chapter Book / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
96 / 7" x 9"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
People & Places; School & Education; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Juana Medina was born and grew up in Bogotá, Colombia. At school, she got into trouble for drawing cartoon versions of her teachers. Eventually, however, all that drawing (and trouble) paid off. Juana Medina is the author-illustrator of Juana & Lucas, which won the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award, and Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas. She is also the author-illustrator of the picture books 1 Big Salad, ABC Pasta, and Sweet Shapes, and the illustrator of Smick! by Doreen Cronin, Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma by Keith Calabrese, I’m a Baked Potato! by Elise Primavera, and Star of the Party by Jan Carr. Juana Medina lives with her family in the DC area.
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