Nello lives with his grandfather, who is a poor milk seller. Nello's best friend is his dog, Patrasche. Nello dreams of being an artist. While visiting Antwerp, Nello learns about an art contest. The winner will study with a famous artist! Nello plans to draw a picture for the contest, but everything around him goes from bad to worse. What can a boy do when his only friend in the world is his dog?
Young Learners Classic Readers provide beginning English-language learners enjoyable and easy reading practice of famous stories from around the world. Young English-language learners will enjoy developing their vocabulary and reading fluency with the easy-to-read adaptations included in this varied collection of well-known tales for children.
Each story includes:
A short introduction
A picture gallery of characters
A story including full-color illustrations and highlighted dialog for easy recognition of spoken language
A short playlet
A word list with pictures