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ISBN: 0802776930

ISBN13: 9780802776938

The Avion My Uncle Flew

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Book Overview

Johnny Littlehorn kicked like a steer when his parents told him he'd spend the summer in a dull little French town instead of on their Wyoming ranch. "What a way to spend a summer," Johnny thought disgustedy. That was before he discovered a pistol hidden in a loaf of bread ... and got on the trail of a fugitive Nazi spy and a stolen fortune

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5 ratings

The Avion My Uncle Flew

I recommend this book both for elementary and secondary school libraries. This purchase was for my personal library at home. It is a charming story that allows the reader to merge into the flow of the plot while learning some French at the same time. The final page is completely in French and the reader will have no problems understanding the communication. 'Great plot with some history about WWII in France. And, there is the additional sense of accomplishment to be vicariously shared with the protagonist of having acquired a handle on a second language.

A must have book for French students

This was absolutely the best book! I homeschool my children and we are learning French. This book integrates french vocabulary words throughout. We kept a list of all the new words we were learning and by the time we got to the last chapter--which was completely in French, we could read and understand it. It was fabulous. The plot was very intriguing,keeping us on the edge of our seats. It was educational as well as entertaining. I just wish this author wrote more books on this order of integrating French into the English. What a painless way to learn a language!

Bring It Back!

"The Avion My Uncle Flew" is a classic, a book that I use in the classroom as a teacher, year in and year out. My students find it full of suspense, intrigue, history and humor. They also like to keep track of the French they have learned as they read-- which amounts to pages and pages. If you can't find it in print, I recommend that you scour your library shelves or ask your child's librarian if they have it somewhere in the school district to borrow. Johnny Littlehorn is a very realistic hero and fun role model. At the time that it was written, Homefront Americans took on patriotic roles to support our men and women fighting the Axis overseas, whether it was recycling, rationing, etc. Johnny Littlehorn gets to take a more active role while visiting his uncle in France, even though the war is over. Intrigue and spies go up against All-American Johnny, whose dream it is to have a three-speed bicycle with a lighting dynamo. Refreshing and fun.

A review

I love this book! It is about a boy who has to go to France. But he doesn't want to. He visits his uncle and meets a guy called Mr. Fichfasse. You should read this book!

French Teacher Rates #1

This is a wonderful story. I am so sad that it is out of print. I would use it as a first activity with all of my French 1 students in High School. By the end of the story the reader is able to successfuly read and completely understand a 2 1/2 page letter. I wih he wrote more books like this. Bi-lingual books make languages esy for students with or without language courses available to the. Merci beaucoup pour mon livre. Mrs Welch
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