Juana and Lucas

By MEDINA, Juana

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ISBN
9780763672089
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on July 1, 2016  |  Chapter Books

Gr 2–4—Juana lives in Bogotá, Colombia, with her dog Lucas. She loves brussels sprouts, drawing, and especially the comic book superhero Astroman. She most definitely does not like learning "the English." When her teacher says learning English is going to be a "ton of fun," Juana knows that it will really be "nada de fun." Her abuelo, or Abue for short, is a brain surgeon and tries to explain to Juana how learning English can be very useful. He also has a br...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Starred Review on September 1, 2016

This brisk, episodic (in the best way) chapter book introduces Juana, a young girl living in Bogotá, Colombia, who loves many things: her city, her family, reading, Brussels sprouts, and her dog, Lucas. She does not like school, though, and especially not her English class-until her grandfather announces that they will be traveling to the United States to visit Spaceland. Juana's determination to "work muy, muy hard to learn todo the English that I can possibly fit into the space between my pigtails" provides a loose framework ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Colombian girl Juana loves many things (especially her dog, Lucas), but <i>not</i> English class--until her grandfather announces a trip to the U.S. The d...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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