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Tips for Good Spanish Literature? (for beginners)

I spent most of my childhood reading and I know that's where my command of the English language was strengthened the most. I'm hoping I can find similar stimulation in Spanish literature but I really don't know where to start. A Spanish friend of mine recommended Don Quixote and, dude, that is not at all for beginners.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/AngelaDici

I just signed up for lingocracy.com and they have some books on there including the little prince, and harry potter (in Spanish). On the website there is also a popup dictionary for every word and you can keep track of words you know or save words to a list to practice later.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EZMickey

What a rocker :) Thanks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shipu23

you can use a link called http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

(assuming you vote up me) you should also vote this person up; she provided me with the link. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3846523

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kennynica

I have the absolute best free website that fits your need perfectly. It has children's books in Spanish at all levels and topics. Here's the link: http://www.childrenslibrary.org/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shipu23

i just gave that link.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kennynica

I didn't see your link, lo siento. But it shows there are two of us that recommend it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shipu23

ok

4 years ago

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There is a book called "el placer de leer y escribir", it is a collection of many short stories, poems and essays. The problem is that I don't know how easy it is for you to find it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EZMickey

Thanks! I love reading and I may struggle with it now but my Spanish can only get better.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Resonance2001

Comics are a good idea as they contain a lot of dialogue without much advanced vocabulary. I like Patrulla-x, Capitán América, etc.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yullen

I find comics also contain a lot of slang which can be difficult for a beginner.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EZMickey

Isn't it Captain Puerto Rico? rimshot

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SoccerStripes

I know a few books- harry potter is a good one, especially if you are familiar with the books "el Leon, la Bruja, y el Ropero" is another good one, with a lower reading level The series "Diarios de Reinas y Princesas" is a children's series, and I picked up a copy of one about "Maria Antonieta". They are historical fiction in the form of diaries written by the main character (the queens or princesses). They are more challenging than Narnia, but have more common phrases (at least for me- I live in the U.S. so some of the terms and settings seem strange or unfamiliar to me. I wish you the best!

4 years ago
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