Eru helps Nen develop her special power in order to find much needed water for their city on the gray planet. But they are not the only ones looking for water and soon the Racas, a mysterious group of desert bandits, is on their trail. This graphic novel is a prequel to the book "La planete grise".
- 180 headwords, lots of cognates
- 21 page story
- written in present tense
- contains discussion questions
- setting: a desert planet
- contains a full glossary French-English
Information for teachers
From the author: "I had intentionally left a few key questions unanswered in “The Gray Planet”, my first sci-fi graphic novel for Novice learners. These questions were listed at the end of the book to create an opportunity for students to reflect on the story and characters. And then, something really cool started happening: teachers from all over the US and Canada were sending me speculations or predictions from their students about some of the unanswered questions! That was just the push I needed to get to work and write a prequel with my amazing illustrator, Alkinz.
The graphic novel is 21 pages long, with only 180 words and lots of cognates. If you have read “The Gray Planet” as a class, your students will naturally flock to this prequel once you put it in your classroom libraries to find out more about Eru and Nen’s past! I have carefully recycled some key phrases from the first book and also added to it, which will make the reading a rewarding experience for your students both from a plot and language standpoint. Additionally, the font is big (15+) for a dyslexia-friendly read."
When you buy a class set of books, please get in touch with the author with your proof of purchase and she will send you a folder with free resources to use the book as your first Novice class novel.
Would you like to order a class set? We will give you a 10% discount on 25 or more copies of the same title. Please, order the novels via e-mail. Due to relatively small stock numbers, please allow 2-3 weeks for your order.
*All books and novels are copyright protected, which means that copying this book for use in your classroom is not permitted.