La Petite Josette en Provence

La Petite Josette en Provence

by Ashley Davidson-Fisher

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Overview

La Petite Josette loves adventures and history and she is super excited for her trip to one of the most beautiful villages in Provence, France. What will she find? A castle, knights, perhaps a "treasure" to take home? There's so much to do before the trip, but with the help of her big sister, they'll be on their way in no time.

Beautifully illustrated by the author's daughter, this bilingual, French and English language adventure and learning book is designed to help teach children and adults basic, multi-language skills and to foster a love for exploring the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780464923077
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 01/09/2019
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)

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La Petite Josette en Provence 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
tinman97030 29 days ago
This is a very cute book. I love the story and everything about it. The author’s daughter did the illustrations and I love them. Mixing in a little bit of French with the English writing comes off quite well. Teaching children a second language when they are young is a wonderful idea. Their brains are very flexible and it’s relatively easy for children at a young age to learn extra languages. If that interests you as a parent, this is a good place to start. The story flows well, the scene-setting is nice. The family dynamic is pleasant. You will find this this story fun and light hearted. I award a score of 4.9 stars! It would have been higher except for a couple of spelling errors. These errors have been fixed so you will have a 5-star read.
LitPick More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl named La Petite Josette, her sister Anne-Laure, her Mom, and her Dad. The family goes on a trip to Les Baux-de-Provence, which is a small village with many fabulous things to see. Josette is eager to explore the chateau and the many gift shops the village has to offer. Come with Josette as she explores this ancient village! Opinion: I liked this book, especially the hand-drawn illustrations. The book was fun and an excellent way to teach kids French. A glossary at the back would have been helpful for the reader to have pronunciations of all the French words in one location. I also would have loved to see more added to the plot...maybe Josette could have found a secret tunnel that revealed the long-lost family treasure, or she could have met a new friend. However, Ashley Davidson-Fisher certainly accomplished her goal of writing a beautiful French/English book. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite La Petite Josette En Provence: Going To Les Baux-de-Provence (Voyage aux Baux-de-Provence) is a bilingual story book for children written by Ashley Davidson-Fisher and illustrated by Martinique Louise Fisher. Josette and her sister, Anne-Laure, were so eager for their day trip to Les Baux-de-Provence to begin. When Anne-Laure went to wake up her little sister, she was surprised to see that Josette was already dressed and waiting. Josette helped her dad put their bags and picnic supplies in the car while Anne-Laure and their mom made a picnic lunch for them. Finally, it was time to leave. On the way there, they passed through vineyards and rolling green hills. Then they saw the village and the castle ruins perched high atop a hill. Anne-Laure and Josette couldn’t wait to get out of the car and explore. La Petite Josette En Provence: Going To Les Baux-de-Provence is a charming and informative tale that follows Josette and her family as they explore the historic ruins at Les Baux-de-Provence. While it’s been some time since I studied French, I loved revisiting the language through this book and enjoyed exploring the ruins along with the girls and their parents. Davidson-Fisher interposes French and English phrases in such a way that those who are new to the language will be able to understand what’s being said while appreciating learning the French words and phrases. She also gives the reader a marvelous peek into French history. Martinique Louise Fisher’s watercolors are most impressive. I’d love to see each of these marvelous images framed and hanging in a child’s room. If you don’t know French, this is a great introduction to the language, and if you’ve been away from the language for a while, you’ll soon feel right at home with it. La Petite Josette En Provence: Going To Les Baux-de-Provence (Voyage aux Baux-de-Provence) is most highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Prepare to be charmed by this beautiful story of a family's journey to Les Baux-de-Provence. It's a reminder of gentler times where families interacted with each other fully without the distraction of cell phones and selfies. There's an innocence and sweetness to this story as sisters share the thrill of discovering a chateau from the Middle Ages, enjoy a picnic lunch with their parents, and thoughtfully shop for souvenirs that will remind them of their special day together. The beauty of Provence is captured in soft watercolor illustrations that made me want to look over them again and again. Repetition of phrases in both French and English is a natural way for children (and adults!) to learn the language. Love abounds in this enchanting book capturing a day in the life of a family enjoying each other and the magic of Provence!
MrsV2017 More than 1 year ago
La Petite Josette en Provence is a wonderful tale of a young girl and her family on a day trip to Les Baux-de-Provence, a beautiful village in Provence, France. The illustrations are inviting and add to the magical tale of Josette and her family as they explore the village and shops. This book is a great introduction to the French language and would be a great addition to the classroom in a thematic unit on France.