In the 1600's, the Spanish captain Antoine Medina goes on a quest to find the secret map that will bring him to the fountain of eternal youth. Unfortunately, the French pirate François de Granmont - also known as the terror of the Caribean - is looking for the map as well, and his bunch of pirates will do whatever is necessary to defeat their rival. Another complication is that Rachelle, who is Antoines fiancée, decides to dress like a pirate and join the pirates in their quest. Now, the Spanish captain and the pirate captain have one more reason to hunt the other down.
This French easy reader for beginners (Level 1 / A1) is easy to read and great for high school student and adults. The adventurous story is lighthearted, with lots of slapstick-humor and a little romance. It is based on historical facts and legends.
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- 300 unique words; total word count: 7500
- 66 pages of text
- written in present tense
- setting: Caribean sea and islands
"This French novel has everything a good story needs: action, adventure, romance, and above all: humor. The slapstick humor breaks the tension that is built up by the fast paced action. This keeps the book fun to read."
Information for teachers
A great book for students to read by themselves, and also perfect for reading and acting out with the class, because of the action packed story. The history and legends on which the story is based, offer food for discussions and conversations. Also, the extensive Teacher's Guide for this novel contains many great activities that delve deeper into the cultural aspects of the story. Get your discount with the Teacher's Discount Package.
Teachers have also developed materials for teaching this novel, for example at Teacher Pay Teachers or Share My Lesson. This novel is perfect for acting out through Reader's Theatre because of the many action scenes, dialogues and typical characters. The words used are mostly high frequent words (and cognates), which makes this book a valuable addition to the French 1 curriculum.
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