Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina audiobook

Juana and Lucas

By Juana Medina
Read by Almarie Guerra

The Juana & Lucas Series: Book 1

0.82 Hours 09/27/2016 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Fans of Judy Moody and Clarice Bean will love Juana, the spunky young Colombian girl who stars in this playful new series. 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—the hearts—of readers everywhere in her first adventure, presented by namesake Juana Medina.

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Summary

Summary

Fans of Judy Moody and Clarice Bean will love Juana, the spunky young Colombian girl who stars in this playful new series.

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—the hearts—of readers everywhere in her first adventure, presented by namesake Juana Medina.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The real gift of this book comes from presenting a different point of reference to American children who hear only stories of poverty and need coming out of South America.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator Almarie Guerra moves easily between English and Spanish, guiding listeners through the story and highlighting Juana’s trials in school with amusing tones of whining and outrage.” ReadBrightly (An Ultimate Audiobook Pick for Summer 2017)
“The bright music that opens this production segues into Almarie Guerra’s equally cheerful and clear narration…Guerra reads at a measured pace, moving with ease between English and Spanish, adding to the characterization and guiding listeners through the story, whether they know any Spanish or not. Juana’s life revolves happily around her dog, her mother, her grandparents, and soccer. But when she has to start learning English in school, it’s a trial that Guerra highlights with amusing tones of whining and outrage. This humorous slice of life will appeal to a wide range of listeners.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Juana Medina

Author Bio: Juana Medina

Juana Medina, author and illustrator, was born in Bogotá, Colombia, where she grew up. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she has also taught. She has done illustration and animation work for clients in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.82
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English