Fama va en Californie

Fama va en Californie, by Blaine Ray

Fama is a 15-year-old girl from Mauritania who goes to California as an exchange student.  She lives with a caring American family but encounters prejudice at school, especially from a girl named Debbie.  By chance Fama finds Debbie in a dangerous situation.  She acts quickly and decisively to rescue her.  This incident and what happens afterwards profoundly affects both girls.  Fama va en Californie can be read without difficulty by second or third semester students.  Brief and captivating!  Totally in French with glossary included.

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Le Voyage de sa vie

Le Voyage de sa vie, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

16-year-old Jean-Luc Bartolin of Denver, Colorado, goes to Switzerland with his family.  He is the only witness to the theft of an object of great monetary and personal value.  The thief tries to kill him, but….  Le Voyage de sa vie can be read without difficulty by any 2nd or 3rd semester class.  Contains a full vocabulary section.  Brief and captivating!

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Pauvre Anne

Pauvre Anne, by Blaine Ray

The easiest novel in the easiest series of novels that exists in French – for first-year students.  A vocabulary of 300 words.  Anne is a 16 year-old girl from New York State who leads a tough life.  Her mother is always on her.  Her family doesn’t have much money, but her best friends’ families are rich.  She’s extremely jealous of them.  When she gets an opportunity to go to Belgium, she goes to a city where she lives with a very nice family that has conflicts similar to the ones inher own family.  Her view of her life changes radically.  When she gets back home, she sees everything in a different light.  Pauvre Anne is short and easy.  When they read it, beginning students discover that they have actually learned a significant amount of French.

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Presque mort

Presque mort, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

An engaging story, with a taste of romance, about an American girl who goes to high school in Brittany and two French boys, a nice one and a mean one.  Can the mean one change?  Presque Mort can be read without difficulty by any 2nd or 3rd semester class.  Short and sweet!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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El viaje perdido

El viaje perdido, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

College students Carlos and Jaime go on a Caribbean cruise. While in Puerto Rico, 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 Puerto Rican Carmen, 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, El viaje perdido 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. A glossary is included.

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