In this variation on the Perrault fairy tale ‘The Fairies,’ magic chastises a rude young pig and rewards his hard-working female servant.
Materials from France
La La Rose
La La Rose, a young girl’s stuffed rabbit, gets lost in Luxembourg Gardens.
Sardine In Outer Space
In the goofy space adventures of a little girl called Sardine, encounters aren’t always friendly: weird creatures, cosmic squids, masters of the universe, talking clouds, and evil beings abound.
My Guardian Angel
In 11th century France, Elvina, the granddaughter of Jewish rabbi Solomon ben Isaac, who prefers studying and writing to activities considered proper for girls, takes a risk by helping a boy who has run away from a group of Christian Crusaders.
A baby describes some of the sights and sounds around him, including his mother, who sings ‘La, la, la,’ and Grandpa’s canary saying, ‘Tweet, tweet’!
My Grandma Leonie
A child describes all the things she did with her grandmother and how she felt when her grandmother died.
A child who wonders what mother is doing during school hours comes up with a wide variety of likely and unlikely ideas, from doing housework to flying to Mars, and hopes that she will be fine on her own.
Crepes by Suzette
Suzette sells a variety of her crepes, or French pancakes, from the street cart she takes all over Paris. Includes a recipe, a short glossary of French words used, brief notes on Paris sites, and more.
The Costume Party
Madame Coco and her family of dogs are bored because the rain just won’t stop, but then they decide to have a costume party and become very busy with the preparations.