2 novellas Isabelle - beginners/CEFR A1
Les Aventures d'Isabelle by Karen Rowan
Isabelle is a 8 1/2 year-old girl who can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble on a visit to Paris with her mother. She wants to be the president when she grows up. Or a ballerina. Or the president and a ballerina. She’s dramatic. She sings on the subway, eats screams like a baby after eating a cheese that is too strong, and convinces her mom to buy new shoes for a big family. No matter how often her mom asks her to sit down like a normal little girl, she just can’t help getting up to take more pictures of her adventures. When will Isabela ever sit down?
Les Aventures d'Isabelle is a Fluency Fast novella for true beginners. It uses a vocabulary of only 230 words to tell a 2300-word story. It is repetitive and simple and uses many cognates to make the book comprehensible to beginning adults and children.
Isabelle capture un singe hurleur by Karen Rowan
Isabelle Huffman is a precocious 9-year-old girl who finds herself tangled up in trouble again while visiting French Guiana with her mother. “I don’t cause problems!” Isabelle insists. “Problems find me.” Isabelle and her friend Daniel devise a plan to capture and train a howler monkey. When their antics cause a baby monkey to shock himself on an electrical wire and fall from a tree, Isabelle and Daniel are in a race against the clock to try to save his life before it’s too late.
Isabelle capture un singe hurleur is the second novel in the Fluency Fast series for true beginners. It uses a vocabulary of only 424 words to tell a 4400-word story. It is repetitive and simple and uses many cognates to make the book comprehensible to beginning adults and children.