A Casa No Bosque é parte* dum par de livros escrito por Susana Morais, dona do site “Portuguese Lab”. Este foi escrito para estudantes do nível B2 (intermédio) e o outro é mais básico, de nível A2. Ambos têm áudio e alguns exercícios para estimular a compreensão. É curto (o áudio é quase uma hora), portanto é um conto, não um romance.
Muitas histórias educativas acabam por ser aborrecidas, mas Susana Morais escreve muito bem e a história é engraçada. Contudo, confesso que não prestei atenção o suficiente aos nomes das personagens portanto perdi o fio da meada. Vou ouvir novamente e anotar a nome de cada pessoa à medida que é dita.**
*I tried to day it was “one of a pair” but that’s not a thing, apparently
**And I did and it made a lot more sense in the second pass when I understood why some of the other characters were there. It really is good. I definitely recommend it and the A2 equivalent. I mentioned them in a post a few days back.
I’ve just updated the Textbook page of the blog with a new set of books I’ve heard about.
Susana Morais is the creator of the Portuguese Lab Podcast and Academy and she’s written a couple of story books aimed at portuguese learners: A Casa Na Bosque for intermediate learners (B2) and A Baú das Coisas Perdidas for beginners (A2). They each come with an audio version read by the author and some questions at the end to test your comprehension. I have the B2 version and have listened to the first few minutes. It looks like a really useful addition to the ever-growing list of resources for learners.
Looking out at the landscape today, compared to when I started, when it was pretty much just the Practice Portuguese podcast – and even that was pretty shonky in the early days – there’s really quite a lot of good stuff out there for anyone wanting to ;earn european portuguese.
Anyway, the links above go to the Kobo versions, which is what I’m using, since it allows me to listen to the audio and read all on one device, but you can get a printed version or several other ebook options via her website Storyglot.