Cultural Readers

Cultural Readers

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Mon hiver
Grade 4 Low beginner/beginner
Ages 8 to 12
Theme/vocabulary: Cabane à sucre, Quebec's Hôtel de glace, winter outings, winter sports, family, personal preferences.
This reader contains five 50-word dialogues, 40 activities and an exhaustive French-English lexicon. 1. Une journée de ski Julien and his father go skiing. 2. Vive le patin! Clara is pasionate about figure skating. 3....
Bienvenue en Acadie
Grades 7-8-9.
During the famous Festival acadien in Caraquet, New-Brunswick, Line Godin and Angèle Savard, from Quebec, meet two young Acadian boys, Robert Chiasson and Marc Landry. The boys help the two girls to discover the distinctive food, music and language of Acadia. Features end-of-book activities and a French-English lexicon. 64 pages, full color.
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CAMBRIOLAGE À NICE
Grade 8. The fascinating, true story of the break-in at the Société Générale in Nice, France, in 1976. The thieves make their way through the city's sewer systems, break into the vault and make off with a fortune, without having to resort to weapons or violence. The book is divided into 18 sections. Each section is supported by a wide variety of exercises. Writtent in dialogue and prose. True story. H....
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Fêtes d'hiver - Dialogues
Grades 4-6
High beginner/low intermediate
Ages 9 to 16
Theme/vocabulary: Winter holidays and sports, le Carnaval de Québec.
This reader contains four 150-word dialogues, 40 activities and an exhaustive French-English lexicon. 1. Des crêpes, S.V.P.! Denis and his sister make pancakes. 2. Le Carnaval Friends are on a school field trip to le Carnaval de Québec. 3. Bonhomme Classmates...
INTRIGUE EN SUISSE
Grade 8, intermediate. Canadian secondary school students on a summer study program in Switzerland become unwittingly involved in the smuggling of stolen diamonds. The book is divided into 10 sections. Each section is supported by a wide variety of exercises. Writtent mostly in dialogue form. Fiction. G.R. McConnell.
A L'ÉRABLIÈRE
Grade 8, intermediate. During a sugaring-off party in the region of Mont-Saint- Hilaire, near Montreal, Caroline Gagnon, a fourteen-year-old French-Canadian girl, becomes lost in the woods and lives a thrilling - and somewhat frightening - adventure. The book is divided into 8 sections. Each section is supported by a wide variety of exercises. Writtent mostly in dialogue form. Fiction. H. Kélada...
INTRIGUE EN FRANCE
Grade 8, intermediate. Two Parisian teenagers set out on a pleasant summer vacation in the Burgundy region of France. What they don't count on is inadvertently switching suit-cases with a notorious counterfeiter in the train to Dijon - and then finding themselves the bait in a police trap ! The book is divided into 8 sections. Each section is supported by a wide variety of exercises. Writtent mostly...
Bienvenue à Paris
Grades 7-8-9.
Visiting Paris for the first time, Luc and Marie Mercier, two Canadian teens meet two young Parisians, Jacques and Claire Dupont. The four new friends take a bus tour of the city, during which the Canadians discover the marvels of the Ville-Lumière. Features end-of-book activities and a French-English lexicon. 64 pages, full color.
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Cinq histoires étonnantes
Grades 6-9. Day 5. Despair has set in. Alone in a capsized sailboat in the middle of the Southern Ocean, battered by incessant storm waves, frostbitten and exhausted, Tony Bullimore must face the grim reality of his situation. He is 2500 km away from civilisation. Rescue now will be a miracle. Read about the sailors who engage in the one of the most grueling sporting events known to man: Round-the-world...
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Voyage au Congo
VOYAGE AU CONGO Cultural reader. Themes: Travel, food, mystery, French culture abroad. The Congo is the world's most populous country where French is an official language. Format: Dialogue/play. The gang must travel from Canada to rescue their friend in the Congo.
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L'ENLÈVEMENT DE LA ST-JEAN
Grade 8, intermediate. The action takes place in Montreal, during the annual Fête de la Saint-Jean. It revolves around an unhappy young girl, a kidnapping threat and a detective's efforts to solve the mystery. The book is divided into 22 sections. Each section is supported by a wide variety of exercises. Writtent mostly in dialogue form. Fiction A. Smith & I. Campbell
INTRIGUE À QUÉBEC
Grade 8, intermediate. Four teenagers visiting the Quebec Winter Carnival help local police solve an important crime. The book is divided into 9 sections. Each section is supported by a wide variety of exercises. Writtent mostly in dialogue form. Fiction G.R. McConnell
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INTRIGUE À PARIS
Grade 8, intermediate. Marcel Vautour, France's most famous detective, is called in on the case when the daughter of a multi-millionaire is the object of a kidnap plot. The action takes place in Paris, during the July 14 celebrations. The book is divided into 10 sections. Each section is supported by a wide variety of exercises. Writtent mostly in dialogue form. Fiction G.R. McConnell
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Danger à Paris
Grades 8-9, Low intermediate/Intermediate. Features full color photos, a French-English lexicon and exhaustive, end-of-book comprehension and vocabulary exercises.
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LES DRAGONS DE LACOLLE
Fiction, humour G.R. McConnell & Yves Bouchereau This humorous story relates the discovery of what appears to be dinosaur skeletons near a little Quebec village. Be prepared for the amusing, ironic twist at the end! The book is divided into 24 sections of 100 to 200 words per section. Each section is supported by its own end-of-book exercises.
LES MONSTRES DU LAC CHAMPLAIN
Fiction, humour G.R. McConnell & Yves Bouchereau An amusing story, told in simple French, about a visit by a family of prehistoric water monsters to Montreal. The book is divided into 18 sections of 100 to 200 words per section. Each section is supported by its own end-of-book exercises.
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BONJOUR,MARC!
Language level: Beginner (Grades 3-5, Core French) Description: Timmins, Ontario - Family - Home - Simple, authentic French - French-English lexicon - Comprehension questions - Companion audiobook(CD) available - Teacher's guides available - Large, full-colour illustrations - Carefully-graded linguistic progression. Series description: 12 cultural readers, each set in a different Ontario...
BIENVENUE A TIMMINS!
Language level: Beginner (Grades 3-5, Core French) Description: Timmins, Ontario - School - Family - Simple, authentic French - French-English lexicon - Comprehension questions - Companion audiobook(CD) available - Teacher's guides available - Large, full-colour illustrations - Carefully-graded linguistic progression. Series description: 12 cultural readers, each set in a different...
CHEZ LES DUBÉ
Language level: Beginner (Grades 3-5, Core French) Description: Timmins, Ontario - Family - Hockey - French Community - Simple, authentic French - French-English lexicon - Comprehension questions - Companion audiobook(CD) available - Teacher's guides available - Large, full-colour illustrations - Carefully-graded linguistic progression. Series description: 12 cultural readers, each...
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EN ROUTE!
Language level: Beginner (Grades 3-5, Core French) Description: Timmins, Ontario - Val Gagné - Family - Simple, authentic French - French-English lexicon - Comprehension questions - Companion audiobook(CD) available - Teacher's guides available - Large, full-colour illustrations - Carefully-graded linguistic progression. Series description: 12 cultural readers, each set in a different...
BIENVENUE A OTTAWA!
Language level: Beginner (Grades 3-5, Core French) Description: Ottawa, bilingual communities in Ontario, The Rideau Canal. - Simple, authentic French - French-English lexicon - Comprehension questions - Companion audiobook(CD) available - Teacher's guides available - Large, full-colour illustrations - Carefully-graded linguistic progression. Series description: 12 cultural readers,...
LA FAMILLE TREMBLAY
Language level: Beginner (Grades 3-5, Core French) Description: Ottawa, everyday family life, school. - Simple, authentic French - French-English lexicon - Comprehension questions - Companion audiobook(CD) available - Teacher's guides available - Large, full-colour illustrations - Carefully-graded linguistic progression. Series description: 12 cultural readers, each set in a different...
VIVE L'HIVER!
Language level: Beginner (Grades 3-5, Core French) Description: Le Bal des neiges, Ottawa, The Rideau Canal, Gatineau, winter sports. - Simple, authentic French - French-English lexicon - Comprehension questions - Companion audiobook(CD) available - Teacher's guides available - Large, full-colour illustrations - Carefully-graded linguistic progression. Series description: 12 cultural...
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VISITE A GATINEAU!
Language level: Beginner (Grades 3-5, Core French) Description: Gatineau, Ottawa, family. - Simple, authentic French - French-English lexicon - Comprehension questions - Companion audiobook(CD) available - Teacher's guides available - Large, full-colour illustrations - Carefully-graded linguistic progression. Series description: 12 cultural readers, each set in a different Ontario...
BIENVENUE A NOËLVILLE!
Language level: Beginner (Grades 3-5, Core French) Description: French-speaking Ontario communities, Noëlville, Sudbury, etc... - Simple, authentic French - French-English lexicon - Comprehension questions - Companion audiobook(CD) available - Teacher's guides available - Large, full-colour illustrations - Carefully-graded linguistic progression. Series description: 12 cultural readers,...
CHEZ LES GIROUX
Language level: Beginner (Grades 3-5, Core French) Description: Ontario French speaking community, Noëlville, family and everyday life. - Simple, authentic French - French-English lexicon - Comprehension questions - Companion audiobook(CD) available - Teacher's guides available - Large, full-colour illustrations - Carefully-graded linguistic progression. Series description: 12 cultural...
SALUT,LES COUSINS!
Language level: Beginner (Grades 3-5, Core French) Description: Ontario French speaking community, Noëlville, family reunion, travel. - Simple, authentic French - French-English lexicon - Comprehension questions - Companion audiobook(CD) available - Teacher's guides available - Large, full-colour illustrations - Carefully-graded linguistic progression. Series description: 12 cultural...
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BONNE FÊTE,ANDRÉ !
Language level: Beginner (Grades 3-5, Core French) Description: Ontario French speaking community, Sudbury, a birthday party, restaurant, movies. - Simple, authentic French - French-English lexicon - Comprehension questions - Companion audiobook(CD) available - Teacher's guides available - Large, full-colour illustrations - Carefully-graded linguistic progression. Series description: 12...
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LES REQUINS DE TUAMOTU
Grade 8, intermediate. A true story. During a storm, a yacht runs aground on the shores of a south Pacific island. The next morning, the local shark hunter, Matai, finds the yacht and the mariner, Jean-Marie Ernoult. The latter explains that the owners of the yacht, Mr. & Mrs. Petrossian, were lost at sea during a storm. But later, Matai kills the largest shark in the island lagoon and finds in its...
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C05. Bienvenue en Martinique!
Grade 4
Theme: Vacationing
An exceptional motivational tool! A full-colour thematic reader in Bande Dessinée format - a format students associate with reading for fun. This series makes reading accessible and fun for beginners. It covers age-appropriate themes, is visually attractive, easy, age-appropriate and humorous! Each book features a different theme and includes an end-of-book...
C11. En français, S.V.P!
Grade 6
Theme: A school exchange
An exceptional motivational tool! A full-colour thematic reader in Bande Dessinée format - a format students associate with reading for fun. This series makes reading accessible and fun for beginners. It covers age-appropriate themes, is visually attractive, easy, age-appropriate and humorous! Each book features a different theme and includes an end-of-book...
C16. Bonne plongée!
Grade 6
Theme: A trip to Guadeloupe.
An exceptional motivational tool! A full-colour thematic reader in Bande Dessinée format - a format students associate with reading for fun. This series makes reading accessible and fun for beginners. It covers age-appropriate themes, is visually attractive, easy, age-appropriate and humorous! Each book features a different theme and includes an...
C17. Magie sur glace
Grade 7
Theme: At the hockey game in Quebec City
An exceptional motivational tool! A full-colour thematic reader in Bande Dessinée format - a format students associate with reading for fun. This series makes reading accessible and fun for beginners. It covers age-appropriate themes, is visually attractive, easy, age-appropriate and humorous! Each book features a different theme and...
C19. Salut, Montréal!
Grade 7
Theme: A visit to Montreal
An exceptional motivational tool! A full-colour thematic reader in Bande Dessinée format - a format students associate with reading for fun. This series makes reading accessible and fun for beginners. It covers age-appropriate themes, is visually attractive, easy, age-appropriate and humorous! Each book features a different theme and includes an end-of-book...
C22. Bon voyage!
Grade 7
Theme: A trip to Quebec City.
An exceptional motivational tool! A full-colour thematic reader in Bande Dessinée format - a format students associate with reading for fun. This series makes reading accessible and fun for beginners. It covers age-appropriate themes, is visually attractive, easy, age-appropriate and humorous! Each book features a different theme and includes an...
C26. Bonjour Québec!
Grade 8
Theme: A visit to Quebec City
An exceptional motivational tool! A full-colour thematic reader in Bande Dessinée format - a format students associate with reading for fun. This series makes reading accessible and fun for beginners. It covers age-appropriate themes, is visually attractive, easy, age-appropriate and humorous! Each book features a different theme and includes...
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L'HOMME QUI PLANTAIT DES ARBRES
L'Homme qui plantait des arbres par Jean Giono, de l'Académie Goncourt Annoté par G.R. McConnell, M.A. 56 pages, illustré, broché ISBN 0-88510-145-6 L'Homme qui plantait des arbres ou la vie d'un homme qui vit en Provence et qui plante des glands de chênes pour reboiser la terre – et pour répandre partout le goût d'imiter son geste. Ce livre a déclenché en Provence bien sûr, mais aussi au...
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LA CIVILISATION, MA MÈRE!
La Civilisation, ma mère !… par Driss ChraÏbi. Annoté par G. Robert McConnell, M.A.. Introduction de Jean Déjeux, Université d'Alger. Version originale intégrale. 152 pages, illustré, broché. ISBN 0-88510-007-7 CASSETTE La Civilisation, Ma Mère!... La Civilisation, ma Mère !.. de Driss ChraÏbi est une des oeuvres les plus vigoureuses de la littérature maghrébine d'expression française. Ce...
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MARIA CHAPDELAINE
Maria Chapdelaine par Louis Hémon. Annoté par G.R. McConnell, M.A. 148 pages, illustré. ISBN 0-88510-090-5 Maria Chapdelaine, a été traduit en dix-huit langues et publié dans vingt-cinq pays. L'ouvrage est devenu un classique authentique où; se retrouve l'image fidèle des défis qu'affrontaient, au début du XXe siècle, les pionniers du Nord du Québec. Écrit avec sympathie, charme et poésie,...
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NOUVELLES CONTEMPORAINES
Nouvelles contemporaines Cinq nouvelles par Félicien Marceau et Daniel Boulanger.. Annotées par G. R. McConnell, M.A. Introductions de Lionel Mirisch et de Achille Legrand. Version originale, intégrale. 112 pages, broché. ISBN 0-88510-012-3 Les auteurs Félicien Marceau et Daniel Boulanger comptent parmi les plus grands maîtres de la nouvelle contemporaine. Félicien Marceau est né le16 septembre1913...
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QUÉBEC RACONTE
Québec Raconte… G. Bessette, A. Faille, Ch. Soucy, E. de Grandmont, Y. Thériault, R. de Roquebrune Annoté par G.R. McConnell, M.A. 144 pages, illustré, broché ISBN 0-88510-019-0 Avec Québec raconte…, la Collection Lectures Françaises s'enrichit d'un titre dont elle est particulièrement fière. En effet, ce livre offre aux étudiants huit nouvelles et contes qui sont dus à des écrivains québécois...
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CLÉOPÂTRE-LES-BAINS
(School Edition)

Cléopâtre-les-Bains par Sami Kélada Les collèges ont, pour le même prix, le choix entre l'édition intégrale, qui compte cinq récits, ou l'édition pédagogique qui en compte quatre, le cinquième étant considéré d'intérêt plutôt «jeune adulte». L'édition pédagogique comprend aussi des questions de compréhension et des thèmes de discussion, ainsi qu'un lexique bilingue. Le roman Karim a deux amis,...
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