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There Is a Dragon in My Bed and Other Useful Phrases in French and English

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Library Binding, 58 pages
Published June 1st 1961 by Harcourt, Brace & World
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Miriam
Feb 05, 2012 Miriam rated it really liked it
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Allons en France! There we will learn useful French phrases to employ in common situations such as passing through customs, obtaining a hotel room, being trampled by the Republican Guard, sight-seeing, etc. A few travel suggestions, such as the use of the mosquito net to keep off dragons, may be outdated, but this is offset by Joslin's salutary inclusion of phrases which first-time travelers may otherwise neglect, such as how to decline a heaping bowl of spinach for breakfast or what to say when ...more
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Mar 27, 2010 X rated it liked it
Such a delightful phrase book! It is a phrase book (French-English), but its pictures follow a boy and girl (brother and sister?) on their trip to Paris and their adventures and misadventures. Despite the title, most of the phrases are actually useful too! 3 1/2 stars.
Katie Fitzgerald
This imaginative phrasebook is similar in tone and sense of humor to Joslin's What Do You Say, Dear? illustrated by Maurice Sendak. The entire thing is very tongue-in-cheek. Each page shows a phrase in French, along with its English translation and an accompanying humorous illustration of a situation in which the phrase might come in handy. This book would be really fun for a confident elementary reader who could sound out the phonetic pronunciations for the French phrases. It would also be a wo ...more
Siskiyou-Suzy
The kids in this book are like better versions of Eloise. They go off to Paris by themselves and have a wonderful adventure. They dress up in beautiful clothing, act like they think they’re adults and seem to not care what anybody thinks about them.
Michael Fitzgerald
Mar 11, 2016 Michael Fitzgerald rated it really liked it
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Very, very silly. A more sophisticated version of some of the Krauss/Sendak books.
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Jul 13, 2012 Melanie rated it really liked it
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Cute picture book with lots of helpful and funny phrases to learn in French.
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Sesyle Joslin is a children's literature author. Joslin's book What Do You Say, Dear? was illustrated by Maurice Sendak and it was a Caldecott Medal Honor book in 1959.

Joslin was born in Providence, RI, on August 30, 1929. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, she worked as an editorial assistant and assistant editor in Philadelphia, and was the book columnist at Country Gentleman magazine from 1
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