Friday, March 23, 2012

News: La Trobe launches French Club Library!

The French Club and the French Program are glad to announce a new library thanks to the new Lectrice Alex! She has donated some of her books in French.

So now if you want to read in French, you can! You will be able to discover famous French authors, and translations of some very successful series. We hope you enjoy this new opportunity to improve your French! Pictured above is the first selection of books available in HU3 234. Click “read more” to check out some of the latest arrivals...

Café Givré
by Suzanne Selfors

When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother’s coffee shop, she leaves him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over, never expecting this random act of kindness to turn her life upside down.

The adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is actually a guardian angel on a break between missions, and now he wo’'t leave until he can reward Katrina's selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Fame and fortune seem like the obvious requests, but after two botched wishes, Malcolm knows Katrina is hiding something from him. But how can she tell him the truth, when her heart’s desire has become Malcolm himself?

Les Exoterriens
by Pascale Chadenat et Gabriel Gay

Au bout d’une heure passée avec son nouveau compagnon de chambre à l’internat, Joseph s’est rendu compte qu’il n’avait jamais rencontré quelqu'un de son âge avec autant de choses intéressantes à raconter.

Adrien est imbattable en science du déplacement. Il lit des livres aux titres incompréhensibles, comme Les Exoplauuères. Il maîtrise la cartographie du ciel. En revanche, Adrien déteste l’école. Il a d’autres projets : il connaît le moyen d’entrer en contact avec les exoterriens. qui viendront le chercher dans leur vaisseau interstellaire.

Si Joseph s’entraîne suffisamment, il pourra même accompagner son ami. Mais Joseph se pose des questions au sujet d’Adrien : comment peut-on être nul et génial à la fois ? Comment peut-on s’intéresser autant au ciel et pas à la Terre ? Et si les exoterriens ne venaient jamais ? La décision de Joseph est prise : il est celui qui ramènera Adrien sur Terre.

Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games”, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

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