Between helping with the milking on his family's dairy farm and getting picked on at school, Josh’s days in high school are full. He’s making progress to catch the attention of Julia, the beautiful, exotic, and — for ordinary, unremarkable Josh — unreachable new girl at school. But then Christian, a hunky but inarticulate boy Josh’s older brother asks to keep the school bully off Josh’s case, asks Josh for help with another girl problem. Josh soon finds out that his promise to help out comes with a price — one he may not be willing to pay.
Based on Edmond Rostand’s classic play “Cyrano de Bergerac,” this novel provides cross-curricular tie-ins with both the original play and the 1987 Steve Martin-Daryl Hannah movie “Roxanne” also based on it. There are also opportunties to discuss themes like bullying, lifelong learning, and friendship and loyalty.
Second- or third-year Chinese reader.
Simplified Characters with Pinyin (Chinese Edition). The story is 18260 characters long, and uses 417 unique Chinese characters. Pinyin support is accessible on the back of each page of Chinese text.
|Year of publication:||2014|
|Number of pages:||104|
|ISBN:||978-0615970646 (traditional) and 978-0615972510 simplified)|