Larry, a student from Iowa, adventures to find the lost city of El Dorado with his Spanish teacher from Colombia (not Columbia!). While following strange symbols on a map that supposedly lead to El Dorado, Larry discovers more than diverse landscapes and arepa recipes. Colorful graphics introduce you to the diverse Colombian culture: Music, animals, strange fruits, geography, food, art and much more. Oh! plus a little dose of Realismo mágico.
Author Craig Klein Dexemple connects culture and history in this comprehensive graphic novel featuring high-frequency words, illustrations that facilitate fluent reading and deep integration of his cultural and linguistic knowledge. Craig respectfully presents the history, multiculturalism and beauty of his home: Colombia. Larry va a Colombia is a stellar addition to your classroom library and would be a complete, engaging class novel for all ages and abilities of students!