Check out TPRS Publishing's newest novels! (Keep scrolling! There are lots of them!)
(NOTE: Glossaries list every form of each word that is included in the book.)
Level 1 Spanish Novel - Felipe Alou: Desde los valles a las montañas (novice-low, based on approximately 150 unique words)
Under ordinary circumstances, the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of becoming a Major League Baseball player, but Felipe Alou’s circumstances in 1955 were anything but ‘ordinary’… He was a black athlete living in the Dominican Republic, and he spoke no English– not exactly a recipe for success in the U.S., especially during the height of the civil rights movement. This is Felipe’s amazing (true) story of perseverance and determination to beat overwhelming odds and insurmountable obstacles to become one of baseball’s greatest players and managers. Written in past tense.
Level 1/2 Spanish Novel - Los piratas del Caribe & el triangulo de las Bermudas (novice-mid, based on approximately 280 unique words)
When Tito and his father set sail from Florida to Maryland, they have no idea that their decision to pass through the Bermuda Triangle could completely change the course of their voyage, not to mention the course of their entire lives! They soon discover that rough seas and bad weather are the least of their worries, as they become entangled in a sinister plan to control the world and subsequently become the target of Henry Morgan and his band of pirates. Will they escape from the Triangle and from the pirates, and save their new friend, Carlos, in the process? Written in past tense.
Level 3 Spanish Novel - La hija del sastre
Growing up in a Republican family during Franco's fascist rule of Spain, Emilia Matamoros discovers just how important keeping a secret can be! After her father, a former captain in the Republican army, goes into hiding, Emilia not only must work as a seamstress to support her family, she must work to guard a secret that will protect her father and save her family from certain death. Will her innocence be lost and will she succumb to the deceptive and violent tactics of Franco's fascist regime?
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Houdini also available in Spanish & French
Now availabe in French!
Level 1 Novel - Nuits mystérieuses ‘a Lyon
Kevin used to have the perfect life. Now, dumped by his popular girlfriend, Kevin leaves for a summer in France with his best friend, and his life seems anything but perfect. Taking classes he can't understand, living with a very odd host-family, trying to get the attention of a girl with whom he has no chance, and dealing with a guy who has a dark side and who seems to be out to get him, Kevin escapes into a book and enters a world of long-ago adventures. As the boundaries between his two worlds begin to blur, Kevin discovers that nothing is as it appears... especially at night!
New Level 1 Novel - Esperanza
A novice-low reader based on fewer than 200 words and written in first person. Perfect for level 1 students!
This novel is based on the chilling true story of a young family caught in the middle of political corruption and unspeakable violence during Guatemala's 36-year civil war. Tired of watching city workers endure countless human and civil rights violations, Alberto organizes a union. When he and his co-workers organize a strike, Alberto and his family find themselves on the government's "extermination" list. The violent situation leaves Alberto separated from his family and forces them all to flee for their lives. Will their will to survive be enough to help them escape and reunite? And if so, will they ever find another place they can call home? ISBN 978-1-935575-29-0
New Level 3/4 Novel - La Guerra Sucia
American Journalist and single mother, Leslie Corrales, travels to Argentina to investigate the suspicious disappearance of ‘Raúl,’ the son of Magdalena Casasnovas. When Leslie discovers that Raúl, along with tens of thousands of other suspected dissidents, has suffered horrific atrocities at the hands of the Argentine government, she finds herself in a life-altering series of events. Will she escape with her life and with the information she needs to help the Argentine people? ISBN: 978-1-934958-05-6
(a novice-mid reader for second semester, level 1 or first semester, level 2)
Fifteen-year-old Nathalie Gauthier has reservations about her father's new job in Africa, but little did she know that missing her home and friends would be the least of her worries. She finds herself in the middle of an illegal bird-trading scheme, and it's a race against time for her father to save her and the treasured African Greys.
Le Nouvel Houdini
A novice-low French reader based on fewer than 225 words. Perfect for beginning level 1 students! Two versions (past & present) under one cover!
Brandon Brown is dying to drive his father's 1956 T-bird while his parents are on vacation. Will he fool his parents and drive the car without them knowing, and win the girl of his dreams in the process?
Past and Present tenses in one book!
Vida y muerte en La Mara Salvatrucha
An intermediate-high reader for Level 3/4 Students
This compelling drama recounts life (and death) in one of the most violent and well-known gangs in Los Angeles, La Mara Salvatrucha 13. Joining MS-13 brings certain gang-related responsibilities, but being born into La Salvatrucha requires much more. Sometimes, it even requires your life! This is a gripping story of one gang member’s struggle to find freedom.
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Noches misteriosas en Granada
A novice-low reader based on fewer than 280 words. Perfect for Level 1 students!
Kevin Fowler used to have the perfect life. Now, dumped by his popular girlfriend, Kevin leaves for a summer in Spain with his best friend, and his life seems anything but perfect. Taking classes he can't understand, living with a batty host-mother, trying to impress a girl with whom he has no chance, and dealing with a guy who has a dark side and who seems to be out to get him, Kevin escapes into a book and enters a world of long-ago adventures. As the boundaries between his two worlds begin to blur, Kevin discovers that nothing is as it appears...especially at night!
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