Why Novellas? + Novella List (The 26 currently available Latin novellas written with sheltered vocabulary **Updated 6.14.18**)

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1) Rūfus lutulentus (20 words!)

2) Pīsō perturbātus (36 words)


3) Drūsilla in Subūrā (38 words, coming June)


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4)  Rūfus et arma ātra  (40 words)
Teacher’s Materials & Student FVR Readers (49-104 words)
– Audiobook

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5) Drūsilla et convīvium magārum (58 words)

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6) Agrippīna: māter fortis (65 words)
Learning Latin via Agrippīna
– Teacher’s Materials (coming June)

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7) fragmenta Pīsōnis: Latin Poetry from the Pisoverse (96 words)

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8) Pīsō Ille Poētulus (108 words)
Pīsō Ille Poētulus  (latín – español)
Poetry Audio Album
Teacher’s Guide & Student Workbooks


9) Tiberius et Gallisēna ultima (??? words, coming ???)


“Latin texts with only 40 unique words are EXACTLY what the profession needs right now…and we need a lot of them.”
– Stephen Krashen on Rūfus et arma ātra

“Latin was OK but now it’s my favorite subject!”
“These books are so much fun.”
– Donna S’s 4th grade students

“Hodie attuli discipulis Pisonem Perturbatum vix ex involucro Amazonum extractum. Non licuit mihi inspicere, e manibus pulli mei eripuerunt :)”
– A. Veronensis on his students’ positive reaction to Pīsō perturbātus

“This book was very good. I feel like when we did our army unit this book would’ve been great to read. I knew most of the words, and only had to look up a few, which was nice. The book wasn’t too easy and also wasn’t too hard so it took just the right amount of time to read.”
– Latin 2 high school student on Rūfus et arma ātra

“This book is like a Dr Seuss book in Latin. Repetition can get boring, but Dr. Seuss and Lance Piantaggini do it well… It’s a really compelling story.”
Amazon Review of Rūfus et arma ātra

“I think the Latin is very intelligible, and I love the idea of having something that has metered poetry in it that’s appropriate for a level 1 or 2 student.”
 Latin Teacher on Pīsō Ille Poētulus

“I very much like it. I want to keep reading and take it home. Some words I don’t know, and they are repeated several times so I can keep reading. I’m surprised that I can read in Latin.”
– Latin 2 high school student on Agrippīna: māter fortis