Brandon Brown versus Yucatán (Past and Present Tense)

Brandon Brown versus Yucatán (Past and Present Tense)
comprehension-based™ reader
Brandon Brown just cannot stay out of trouble, and this time, the consequences might be more than he can handle.

Level 1 and up / Novice Low — Novice Mid


It takes Brandon Brown less than a day to find trouble while on vacation with his family in Cancun, Mexico. He quickly learns that bad decisions and careless mischief can bring much more than a 12-year-old boy can handle alone. Will he and his new friend, Justin, outwit their parents, or will their mischievous antics eventually catch up with them?

The low unique word count and high-frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) in the Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Brandon Brown versus Yucatán’, make this an ideal read for advanced beginning Spanish students. Remember, the principle behind providing this comprehension-based reader in two tenses is not to focus on grammar, but rather to focus on the story in the tense in which the reader and/or teacher feels most comfortable.


  • Level 1 and up
  • Past and Present tense
  • Unique word count: 140
  • Total word count: 5000
  • Page count: 57
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Bundles
  • An 864-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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