First Spanish Reader: A Beginner's Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Spanish) (Paperback)
Especially designed for the beginning student, this handy volume helps students learn Spanish by presenting simple, easy-to-read adaptations of classic Spanish stories and other material -- with complete faithful English translations on the facing pages.
The selections, by significant writers of the past and present (Don Juan Manuel, Luis Taboada, Juan Jos Milla, Eufronio Viscarra, Ricardo Palma, Lope de Rueda, Enrique Amorim, Juan Jos Arreola, and other noted writers), derive from the best and most genuine Hispanic tradition, and are revealing of the life and psychology of the Spanish-speaking peoples.
The dual-language book will enable those readers with the most limited knowledge of the language to enjoy reading in the original Spanish from the very first day of instruction. Vocabularies and exercises are included as special aids for the student.