Adventures to School: Vocabulary. From a picture book by Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul, illustrated by Isabel Munoz, Published by Little Bee Books. Text © Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul.

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teleferico
a vehicle that hangs from and is moved by a cable and transports people
El Alto and La Paz, Bolivia (see cover image)
One of Bolivia's fastest growing urban centers
rickety
old and shaky
aquaduct
channel that moves water over a long distance
planks
a long flat piece of timber, thicker than board
poncho
A short, blanket-like cloak with a hole in the center for a head, but no sleeves
tobaggan
a motorized sled or snowmobile
canoe
small and light boat
paved
to cover a street or sidewalk with a hard, smooth surface
footpath
a trail or path for people to walk on
mural
a large painting applied directly to a wall or ceiling surface
rickshaw
Passenger cart
tarjeta
a card used to identify a passenger
mola
a piece of clothing that is like a shirt or blouse
narrow
not wide, thin
kilometers
a metric unit of measurement equal to 1,000 meters
carriage
the area where someone sits when being transported; covered seating
ascend
to move upward
babusya
a Russian term for grandmother;
the mother of your mother or father
shelling
attacks by soldiers
transfer
to move from one place to another; change
leeches
bloodsucking worms
straightaways
a straight section of a road
pupusa
a corn tortilla stuffed with cheese, beans, or pork
determined
strongly motivated to succeed
plantains
a coarse, starchy fruit from a banana-type tree, served as a cooked vegetable
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