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Pirates français des Caraíbes

18 Feb

Pirates français des Caraíbes, by Mira Canion and Carol Gaab

Adventure, suspense and deception abound in this novel based on historical fiction. Set in the 1600′s, this engaging plot commandeers the reader through a pirate’s quest for a secret map and leaves him/her with rich treasures of crucial vocabulary and enhanced language skills.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nuits mystérieuses à Lyons

18 Feb

Nuits mystérieuses à Lyons, by Kristy Placido

Kevin used to have the perfect life. Now, dumped by his popular girlfriend, Kevin leaves for a summer in France with his best friend, and his life seems anything but perfect. Taking classes he can’t understand, living with a very odd host-family, trying to get the attention of a girl with whom he has no chance and dealing with a guy who has a dark side and who seems to be out to get him, Kevin escapes into a book and enters a world of long-ago adventures. As the boundaries between his two worlds begin to blur, Kevin discovers that nothing is at it appears… especially at night! This is a level 1 novel.

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Ma voiture à moi

18 Feb

Ma voiture à moi, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

17-year-old Ben Sullivan, from San Jose, California, was determined to have his own car.  He thought his parents were going to give him one for his birthday.  But they had a surprise for him.  Part of the present was a trip to Haiti, a country that Ben wasn’t interested in at all.  Ben wanted to spend the summer with his friends, his girlfriend and his video games.  Instead, resigned to his fate, he left to spend the summer in Haiti.  While there he had a variety of experiences in a culture different from his own.  Ben came to understand life quite differently.

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Le Voyage Perdu

18 Feb

Le Voyage Perdu, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

Craig and Buzz go on a Caribbean cruise.  While in Martinque, they miss the boat to the next island.  Then all their money is stolen and they are unable to reach their families in Ohio for help.  On the cruiser they had met the gorgeous Martinican Rose, who takes them to meet her grandmother.  It turns out that Carmen’s grandmother is not your typical grandmother.  As they struggle with their dilemma, Le Voyage perdu brings various aspects of the culture of Puerto Rico to life.  The vocabulary has been carefully chosen so that the 2nd and 3rd year students will be able to read the book without difficulty.  Written in past tense.

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Les Yeux de Carmen

18 Feb

Les Yeux de Carmen, by Veronica Moscoso

Daniel is a 16 year-old American boy who wants to enter a photography contest. He travels to French Guyana, where he visits his aunt’s family and explores this diverse and intriguing country. On a day trip he meets Carmen, a girl with exceptional eyes. He wants to find Camren because he thinks he can win the contest with a picture of her. But he doesn’t see her again, until one day… Les Yeux de Carmen is a novel filled with cultural substance and significant facts about French Guyana.  3rd year high school students will find it accessible and engaging.

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Vive le Taureau!

18 Feb

Vive le Taureau!, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

Anne Silva, 17, travels to Arles in southern France, where she lives with a family which has three children.  She attends a typical schools with one of her French sisters and meets a nice, handsome boy there.  Everything goes smoothly until she goes to a bullfight.  The ending is a big surprise.  Vive le taureau! cleverly links French culture with the life of North American high school students.  The vocabulary has been carefully chosen for the final months of second year.  All 4th and 5th semester students canVive le taureau! with no trouble.

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Le Nouvel Houdini

18 Feb

Le Nouvel Houdini, by Carol Gaab (French adaptation by Lynette Lang)

Brandon Brown is dying to drive his father’s 1956 T-bird while his parents are on vacation. Will he fool his parents and drive the car without them knowing, and win the girl of his dreams in the process? Cleverly illustrated and written to be exceedingly entertaining and completely comprehensible! Both present and past versions under one cover!
 
 
 
 
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Où est passé Martin?

18 Feb

Où est passé Martin?, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

Summer vacation is beginning for 17-year-old Catherine Banks of Louisville, Kentucky.  Catherine is looking forward to spending a  lot of time with her riends.  However, her mother has promised a friend that Catherine will accompany the friend’s 7-year-old son Martin to the Caribbean nation of Guadeloupe to visit his grandparents.  Depite her extreme misgivings, Catherine gives in and decides to go.  As soon as Catherine and Martin get seated on the plane, the problems start.  When they arrive in Guadeloupe, one crisis follows another.  Including a variety of interesting cultural material, Où est passé Martinis excellent for the middle of the second year of high school French (or later).

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