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An Elementary Spanish Reader

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  170 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Despite the title, this slim volume is aimed more at intermediate students of Spanish than novices. The book, converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers now that it is out of copyright, consists of some fables and poems, most of which were aimed at children in their original form.
Kindle Edition, Kindle Edition, 116 pages
Published March 30th 2011 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (first published 1912)
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Arimo
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
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I found this book on a list of free e-books for people who study Spanish (https://www.fluentu.com/blog/spanish/...).

"An Elementary Spanish Reader" by Earl Stanley Harrison was the first (= easiest) book on the list. For beginner's Spanish reading, the book works very well. The fairytales in the collection are short and mainly simple, thus easy to understand. The book also has a very encompassing vocabulary list in the end. (Or to be more exact, the vocabulary section fills over half of the book.
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Xujie8410
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a very great book for Spanish beginners.
Logan
Dec 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: three-stars
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Creo que este libro fue diseñado para engañar a los principiantes. Las frases son ciertamente cortas y entrecortadas, y el tema en sí mismo es algo básico, pero el autor parece pensar que los principiantes entienden fácilmente tanto el imperfecto del subjuntivo, como el oscuro lenguaje arcaico, como por ejemplo "alazán" (para cualquiera que se lo pregunte, es un caballo de color castaño). Creo que para los estudiantes más avanzados, sin embargo, este libro es una buena lectura y quizá
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Ivonne Rovira
Jan 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Now out of copyright, An Elementary Spanish Reader by Earl Stanley Harrison is available free on the Kindle and as an ebook from Project Gutenberg. While half of the slim volume consists of a glossary that is not cross-referenced and, therefore, unusable on the Kindle, the fables and poems are just at the right level for heritage learners of Spanish and for ambitious intermediate or advanced non-native students of Spanish.

For the price, you can't complain, and, as the daughter of Cubans, I enjo
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Robyn
Jun 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: español
I started this back in 2012, put it on the "shelf" for several years (since I read the iBooks version), then picked it up again in mid-July 2015.

I had heard most of these stories before (but in English), & it was nice to be able to read them in Spanish. I had the iBooks version open on my iPad to read the book, & I used the translator app on my phone to look up words I was not familiar with & write them down as extra notes in the margins. Most of what I didn't like about this book is
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J.W. Wexford
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
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It's all right. You have to start somewhere with a language.
ana lopez
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book

This book is awesome to read for Spanish people who don't know english. and they can be happy that they know english
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