French-language children’s stories provide a great stepping stone and confidence booster in learning French, because such stories tend to use simple vocabulary and sentence structure. You probably know the names of some famous English-language children’s authors: Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and so on. But who are their French counterparts? The Effective Resources for Learning French book lists several.
My favourite French children’s author is the nineteenth century Comtesse de Ségur. Her work is still widely popular. In The Educational Children’s Stories of Comtesse de Ségur, I provide an overview of the author and explain that her stories were written not just to entertain, but also to educate and to introduce readers to some of the author’s ideas that were radical for the time.
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