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Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina
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Juana and Lucas is a sweet, lighthearted, and generously illustrated transitional chapter book with a Colombian heroine, set in contemporary Colombia.

I love the fact that the English text is sprinkled with Spanish words, which are not translated anywhere in the book and thus the readers who do not know any Spanish have to figure out what the Spanish words mean based on the context. While Juana is struggling to learn English, the English-speaking readers are learning some Spanish!

Also, Juana Medina's colorful illustrations and the book's design are great:

However, the story itself is rather uneventful. Also, even though the title of the book suggests that the story is about Juana and her dog, Lucas, Lucas is only one of the supporting characters, while Juana is the sole star of the book.
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Reading Progress

January 24, 2017 – Shelved
July 24, 2017 – Started Reading
July 24, 2017 – Finished Reading

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