Mount Ananea, the sleeping beauty of the Andes, has drawn gold prospectors to Peru for centuries. They enter the mines in search of great wealth and new beginnings. Andrea de la Cruz Aguilar has yet to find her new beginning. Disguised as her father, she spends every day working in the mines, where women are forbidden and men are forgotten. She earns barely enough to maintain the shack where she lives with her mother and brother in La Rinconada—a frozen town that lacks plumbing, sanitation, and hope.
An amazing discovery could change everything for Andrea. She stumbles upon a treasure that connects an ancient history to her future freedom. But can she retrieve it before her greedy employer finds out? Can she escape before the sleeping beauty awakes?
This action-packed 11,400-word novel is comprehensible for students in Level 4 Spanish and will engage readers at all levels.
Throughout this reader are links to a variety of online resources, such as audio narration and comprehension activities. To access these resources, look for an arrow icon on the bottom of the page. Next to the arrow will be a unique URL and QR code. Enter the URL into any web browser or scan the QR code with your smartphone or tablet. That's it!
Total Words: 11,400
©2020. Spanish. Level 4. High school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 116 pages.
About the Author
Bryan Kandel teaches high school Spanish in Canton, Ohio. He presents professional development workshops on Comprehensible Input techniques, the importance of strong classroom culture, successful world language AP® courses, reading strategies, and many other topics. He has published five CI Spanish readers: Bella durmiente, Perdidos en la traducción, Los sobrevivientes, Bajo el agua, and La novia perfecta. He has seen the power of reading as a tool to improve proficiency, and constantly aims to increase reading engagement with his students.