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Two young Guatemalan boys, both named Pedro, are not only cousins, but also best friends, until a conflict comes between them. A new teacher arrives in town and enlightens them and their classmates about Mayan history, including the myth of the Hero Twins. The two boys unexpectedly become entangled in an adventure involving the myth and the rich history of Guatemala.
Unique Words: 450
Total Words: 8,400
©2019. Spanish. Level 2. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 95 pages.
About the Author
Jennifer Degenhardt taught middle and high school Spanish for 24 years. She decided to combine her language skills with storytelling, specifically involving kids and culture. Her books highlight cultural, social, economic, and political themes necessary for continued conversation, both inside and outside the classroom. She hopes her stories will provide a platform for discussion, as anything can be solved—to some degree—with a conversation.