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We no longer sell some products.
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Please contact Ben Slavic to purchase his products.
Please contact Bryce Hedstrom to purchase his products.

We still have a few copies of Stuff for Spanish Class and Power of Cognates but,
we will not restock these items once we are sold out.

Isabelle capture un singe hurleur
Isabelle Huffman is a precocious 9½-year-old girl who finds herself tangled up in trouble again while visiting French Guiana with her mother. “I don’t cause problems!” Isabelle insists. “Problems find me.” Isabelle and her friend Daniel devise a plan to capture and train a howler monkey. When their antics cause a baby monkey to shock himself on an electrical wire and fall from a tree, Isabelle and Daniel are in a race against the clock to try to save his life before it’s too late.

Les Aventures d'Isabelle - Audio Book on CD
Now available as an audio book on CD; Isabelle is a 8½ year-old girl who can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble on a visit to Paris with her mother. She wants to be the president when she grows up. Or a ballerina. Or the president and a ballerina. She’s dramatic. She sings on the subway, eats screams like a baby after eating a cheese that is too strong, and convinces her mom to buy new shoes for a big family. No matter how often her mom asks her to sit down like a normal little girl, she just can’t help getting up to take more pictures of her adventures. When will Isabela ever sit down?

Shéi hǎokàn? 2nd Edition
Harry, a young American, goes to Beijing to learn Mandarin. At the same time, a young Korean woman named Min-Jee also goes to Beijing to learn Mandarin. At first, since they have no common language, they cannot speak to each other. As a relationship begins to develop, a surprising incident occurs in their Mandarin class and they begin to communicate in Mandarin. Lively illustrations infuse the story with reality. The story continues in Book Two, Good-looking is Not Enough. Look for it soon on this website.

Jean-Paul et ses bonnes idées
Jean-Paul is an eleven-year-old boy who lives in Paris. His best friend is a girl named Pascale. Poor Jean-Paul has one big problem. He does not like school. He does not like to study. He does not like to do homework. Besides, his teachers are really strange. Fortunately, Jean-Paul has a lot of good ideas. He thinks of many fun and exciting things to do rather than going to school. His good ideas include visiting a soccer stadium and an art museum with Pascale. Jean-Paul also thinks about eating delicious pastries at a bakery and rowing a boat in a park. Jean-Paul thinks these are good ideas. In fact, he thinks they are great ideas. Are they really?

Todo lo que brilla
José was a happy young man. He worked hard on his small farm with his best friend, Ignacio. José believed that soon he would realize his dream of marrying Emilia, the most beautiful girl he had ever met. Things were all going according to plan until one day an unexpected letter changed everything. José and Ignacio must leave the farm. Together the two friends face danger and adventure in the jungles and mines of Ecuador. This is their story.
Based on amazing and true events captured in the author's documentary film, this novel is an action-packed adventure-romance that will keep you engaged to the last page.

Live Action English - 4th Edition
A classic that's been around for years, and is used all over the world, this is the first student/teacher book based on James J. Asher's Total Physical Response (TPR). Each page has an illustrated action series of imperatives in a logical order, telling how to do an activity that everyone is familiar with (get up in the morning, chew a piece of gum, iron a shirt, open a present, eat an orange, clean house, take a hike, 75 in all!).

Les Yeux de Carmen - Audio Book on CD
Now available as an audio book on CD; this novella is for 3rd year high school students. A 16 year-old American boy wants to enter a photography contest. He goes to French Guyana to visit his aunt's family. While there, he must deal with various culturally challenging situations. On a day trip he meets Carmen, a girl with exceptional eyes. He wants to photograph her, especially because he thinks he can win a contest with a photo of her, but…

Don Quijote, el último caballero - Paperback Book
Don Quijote, el último caballero is a novel for intermediate and advanced beginners. It uses a vocabulary of fewer than 200 different Spanish words to tell a 1,400-word story in the present tense and the same story also in the past tense. It is repetitive and simple and uses many cognates to make the story comprehensible to adults and children. The stories are intentionally written to be acted out in a class, but also to serve as independent reading in either the present or the past tense.

Presque mort - Audio Book on CD
Now available as an audio book on CD; the third novel in the easiest series of French novels in ex­istence—for 1st or 2nd year students—with a vo­cabulary of only 400 words. An engaging story, with a taste of romance, about an American girl who goes to high school in Brittany and two French boys, a nice one and a mean one. The mean one turns nice. Eight short chapters. Short and sweet!

More Live Action English INTERACTIVE - TPR on a Computer!
Ten more dynamic units like those in Live Action English INTERACTIVE, the most effective and popular low-level ESL computer program (or EFL, ELD, ELL, ELT, TESOL or ESOL). Based on the classic TPR (Total Physical Response) text Live Action English by Romijn and Seely. Practical vocabulary in context through videos in 10 action sequences. The new topics are: At the Laundromat, Taking a Hike, Job Safety, Ice Cream and TV, Yard Work, Making an Omelet, Doctor’s Visit, Going Swimming, Call the Landlord and A Party! Innovative, engaging interactive TPR exercises. Verb form practice in context in the 4 basic tenses: past, present, present progressive, future. Dictations, help, more. Low beginning through low intermediate. Grades 3-12, college, adult levels. All on one DVD for Windows and Macintosh.

Le Voyage perdu - Audio Book on CD
Now available as an audio book on CD; the third in a series of four easy novellas for 2nd- and 3rd year high school students. American college students Craig and Buzz go on a Caribbean cruise. While in Martinique, they miss the boat to the next island and then their money is stolen. The solution to their dilemma involves a gorgeous Martinican girl, her exotic grandmother and various aspects of Martinican culture.

He Almost Dies
An easy novella for 1st- or 2nd-year students of English. An engaging story, with a taste of romance, about a 16- year-old American girl who goes to high school in Chile for three months. Early in her stay she has an encounter with a boy whose life is in danger and with another one who is mean and nasty. Before she goes home to California, there is another highly charged incident in which both boys are involved. Can the mean one change? Short and captivating!

Poor Ana Danced the Tango
Ana, the main character in this story, is the same one as in Poor Ana, the first novella in this series. After her trip to Mexico, Ana changed a great deal and she wanted to go to other countries. In this story the school gives her the opportunity to travel again, this time to Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has two main goals — to keep improving her Spanish and to learn to dance the tango. Ana realizes that dancing the tango is an art and she has a lot to learn. In the process, she makes friends, buys special tango shoes, meets a very handsome tango teacher and, most importantly, learns about Argentine culture.

Detective Friends
Alberto and Pedro are good friends. They are ten years old, they live in Bolivia and they are classmates. Both of their fathers are famous scientists. Like his father, Pedro is fascinated with science. Alberto, on the other hand, is an artist. He draws every animal that he sees amazingly well. One day, while he and Pedro are seeking “adventures” along the shore of Lake Titicaca, they notice a mysterious man behaving strangely. Combining their scien- tific and artistic talents, the two friends begin to try to solve a mystery fraught with mischief, danger and wild animals.

Friendship Matters
Larissa Silva is a 13-year-old girl who lives in Natal, the beautiful cap- ital of the state of Rio Grande do Norte on the northeastern coast of Brazil. She is very shy and has few friends. During her school vacation in January, she goes with her family to Pirangi, a beach not far to the south. There she meets a girl named Tereza and they become friends.
Larissa has a special interest in unusual facts. Before the summer is over Larissa, Tereza and Larissa’s best friend from school get together to do an exciting project which brings about surprising results. In the process, Larissa learns important lessons about friendship and her life changes.

Life or Death in Cusco
High school senior Elena García is vacationing in Cusco, Peru, with her mother. Everything that Elena experiences bugs her—the food, the people, the clothing, the altitude... She would rather have stayed home in Colorado. She is just starting to get interested in some things when her mother has an accident and suddenly Elena has to deal with the aftermath. The experi- ences that follow have a transforma- tive effect on Elena.

French QuestionWord Posters
Keep the conversation clear and flowing with these 10 awesomely amusing and effective memory aids in full color. Great to use any time. Each is 9.75" x 13" inches and laminated to last.

Shéi hǎokàn?
Little or no knowledge of Mandarin Chinese is needed to read this book and to begin to acquire the language.

Berto and His Good Ideas
Berto is an 11 year-old boy who lives in Madrid, Spain. His best friend is Paquita. Poor Berto has one big problem. He does not like school. He does not like to study. He does not like to do homework. Besides, his teachers are really strange.

Fortunately, Berto has a lot of good ideas. He thinks of many fun and exciting things to do rather than going to school. His good ideas include visiting a soccer stadium and an art museum with his friend Paquita. Berto also thinks about eating delicious pastries at a bakery and rowing a boat in a park. Berto thinks these are good ideas. In fact, he thinks they are great ideas. Are they really?

Ma voiture, à moi - Audio Book on CD
17 year-old Ben craves a car. His parents promise him one if he'll spend the summer in Haiti rebuilding the houses of hurricane victims. He doesn't want to do it but decides that it's worth it to get a car. He goes and, although he doesn't really like the work, he comes to appreciate Haiti's people and way of life. When he returns to California, he makes a most unexpected decision.

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La Guinguette
Close your eyes and let the music of La Guinguette transport you into the heart of Paris, or perhaps a small town or village in southern Italy. Enchanting melodies made famous by the likes of Edith Piaf, Fabrizio De André, Lucienne Delyle, and Jacques Brel are woven into an embroidery of accordion, guitar, and vocals, performed in the original French and Italian languages. For more information please visit www.ParisSkies.com

French Folk Songs Original & Traditional
This CD are a compilation of original and traditional folk songs. The original songs interweave poetic images with delightful musicality. Some of them tell stories, a few invite movement, while others celebrate peacefulness. Children love them. The traditional songs are little known and have been chosen for their beauty, evoking the soul of the French countryside. Two enchanting medieval songs are included. A booklet with lyrics and translations is enclosed.

French Folk Songs Holidays & Special Places
This CD contain a collection of festive and joyful original songs, with beautiful melodies and accompaniment. Their themes are specially chosen to inspire immersion into specific traditions and rituals. The holiday songs: Noël; Mardi Gras; Le Jour de L'an; La Fête des Mères; also include some American holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving. The other songs invite the listener to travel to special places: Paris; Le Marché de Provence; Mon Petit Village; as well as Le Pont du Golden Gate. A booklet with lyrics and translations is included.