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7 Great Books for Kids to Learn French

Learning a new language can be a challenging experience, especially for kids.

However, reading novels can help them improve their language skills while enjoying a good story. In this article, we have compiled a list of the top 7 best novels for kids in French to learn French.

 

1. Le Chat Botté by Charles Perrault: This classic French fairy tale is about a cat who helps his master become rich and powerful. The story is written in simple language and is a ideal for kids to learn basic vocabulary.

 

2. L’Écume des Jours by Boris Vian: This surreal novel tells the story of a young couple whose love is challenged by a strange illness. The book is written in a unique style and is a great way for kids to learn about French literature, and behind Vian’s very inventive writing, you will find plenty of very profound topics about life, friendship, love and relations. A personal favourite!

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3. Le Petit Nicolas by René Goscinny: This book is a collection of short stories about a mischievous boy named Nicolas and his adventures with his friends. The stories are humorous and are perfect for kids who are just starting to learn French.

 

4. Les Trois Mousquetaires by Alexandre Dumas: This classic novel is about a young man who joins the Musketeers and becomes embroiled in political intrigue. Set in the XVIIth century, the book is full of action and is a great way for kids to learn about French history.

 

5. Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier: This coming-of-age novel tells the story of a young boy who falls in love with a mysterious girl. The book is written in simple language and is a great way for kids to learn about feelings.

 

6. Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: This iconic (and short) novel is a must-read for all kids learning French. It tells the story of a little prince who travels through the universe and meets various colorful characters along the way. The book is written in a simple yet very poetic language and includes beautiful illustrations.

 

7. Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jours by Jules Verne: From the godfather of all adventure novels, this book tells the story of a man who sets out to circumnavigate the world in 80 days. The book is full of excitement and is a great way for kids to learn about different cultures and places around the world. If your kid has the soul of an explorer, this book is must-have!

 

In conclusion, reading novels in French is a great way for kids to improve their language skills and expand their knowledge of French literature and culture.

The above list of the top 7 best novels for kids in French to learn French is a great starting point for parents and educators looking to introduce their kids to the French language through literature.

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