New Book Makes Spanish Accessible through ‘Don Quijote’

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Readers learn basic Spanish vocabulary, grammar in ‘Don Quijote de la Mancha’ by Gerardo Valecillos/D. Padmore-Rogers

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The epic story of Don Quijote comes alive for Spanish learners in the new Spanish language textbook from authors Gerardo Valecillos and D. Padmore-Rogers, “Don Quijote de la Mancha: Actividades y Ejercicios Uno de los Libros más Famosos de la Literatura Hispana” (published by Xlibris).

Valecillos and Rogers share the beauty of the original novel “Don Quijote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in its native translation. Inspired by the many chivalric novels he reads, Alonso Quixano vows to revive chivalry under the name Don Quijote. The book documents Don Quijote’s many wonderful adventures.

Each chapter begins with a detailed vocabulary list that readers can reference as they go through the book. The authors also include grammar and reading comprehension exercises to help students learn and master what they have read, and all exercises meet core curriculum standards.

With their book, Valecillos and Rogers hope to guide new Spanish speakers and introduce them to one of the greatest novels of Spanish literature.

“Don Quijote de la Mancha”
By Gerardo Valecillos/D. Padmore-Rogers
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781499094855
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781499094862
E-Book | 116 pages | ISBN 9781499094879
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Authors
Gerardo Valecillos is a Spanish teacher from Venezuela. He worked as a translator and interpreter for The Venezuelan/American F-16 aircraft Delta Project at the Venezuelan Air Force. He taught in the Central Regional School District for 11 years and won Teacher of the Year in 2011.

D. Padmore-Rogers is a Spanish teacher from Panama. She received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and education and a master’s degree in secondary education. She currently teaches at Lacey Township High School and Ocean County College.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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