Monday, December 1, 2014

Waiting for Grace: A French Connection?

The countdown begins!

While we wait not-so-patiently for GOTY 2015 to arrive on January 1st, I am going to post 31 days of speculation on Grace Thomas’ world as well as bring out all my girls to play with their Christmas and other seasonal clothing and accessories.

The speculation for today is question of whether or not Grace Thomas, whose first book describes her trip to Paris, will be learning any French and if her books will feature any lessons in the language. Will there be more than a “Bonjour” and “Au revoir” sprinkled among the pages?

Interestingly, a peek ahead at the new Samantha Mystery titled Danger in Paris by Sarah Masters Buckey could give us hint. Samantha’s book, due out February 28, 2015 also features a trip to Paris—and the book itself will include a glossary.
Samantha and Nellie are thrilled to visit Paris with Grandmary and the Admiral! But what could be behind the Admiral's secret government meetings? After a suspicious accident and a break-in at their hotel suite, the girls are worried. Is someone trying to harm their beloved grandfather and stop his secret mission? Includes a glossary of French words and an "Inside Samantha's World" essay about tourism and international tensions in Europe in the early 1900s. 215 pages.
Will Grace’s first book (titled simply Grace according to the Library of Congress) also have a glossary of French words? Or how about separate miniature/doll size French book? Or would those ideas potentially overlap too much with Samantha’s book? Either way, there is a decidedly French flavor to the early 2015 offerings!

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