Have you ever wanted your kids to take a bit more of an interest in the culture and language whilst holidaying in France?
The idea for the “Extraordinary Travellers.” book series came about during Karen’s many family discussions on trains planes and automobiles during their holidays abroad.
Karen says “Getting to know the places you are visiting has always been important to us but what was so inspiring was that when we were travelling the girls had so many questions. Why do they say this, where is that, what are they doing, how do they do that etc etc.”
We asked Karen what her vision was when writing the books. Would she like children to develop their sense of adventure or increase their curiosity about France itself?
Karen commented: “The idea is to increase their curiosity about the language and the culture etc but to do so without them really knowing that’s what we are doing. They will hopefully just enjoy the fictional adventure story in its own right too.”
So what’s the book about?
A magic map, a clever invention and an exciting race through France. The Little Museum is a travel adventure story for boys and girls between 8-11 with a little bit of French thrown in for good measure. Sounds fantastic!
I have always felt some ‘mum guilt’ for not engaging with the French language and customs as much as I possibly should, whilst holidaying at Pagel. With this book, the guilt is assuaged; I encourage the girls to read AND to learn more about the French language, history and culture. Job done!
Thanks Karen and Lyndsay for making our jobs as parents that little bit easier.
*The first book in the Extraordinary Travellers series is due for release on 14th September 2020!