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Harry Potter a L'ecole Des Sorciers [French] [Mass Market Paperback]

J. K. Rowling
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 311 pages
  • Publisher: Gallimard; Folio junior ed edition (29 Sep 2011)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 2070643026
  • ISBN-13: 978-2070643028
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 12.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 74 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry's schoolbooks within the novels. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children's High Level Group, and quickly became the fastest selling book of the year

As well as an OBE for services to children's literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France's Légion d'Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children

For further information about J.K. Rowling, please visit her new website: www.jkrowling.com

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great way to improve your french reading 12 Jun 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Harry Potter is an exciting story about young witches and wizards at school, and a story that every child knows, and many adults too. Therefore, reading the French translation is a great way to improve your skills at reading in French. Obviously the story is better in the original english, but the French translation is still incredibly well thought out. Words unique to the books are translated by new words that help to capture the feeling of the original, and there are also many examples of idiomatic expressions that you would otherwise never know until you were at a more advanced level. Reading in a foreign language helps you to become confident on your own in the language, and the French translation of Harry Potter is a great way to get started. One word of warning, many verbs are in the past historic, a tense that is only found in literature and not taught until A-level, however, this is more to do with the fact that it is rarely seen rather than because it's difficult, it is in fact pretty simple and so you should find you pick it up while reading.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Teenage encouragement. 5 Jun 2008
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I can't be the only person to have a teenager who has no interest in their french lessons at school. They all love Harry Potter and this is just such a wonderful way to encourage a slight interest in the french language for stubborn teenagers. My daughter almost knows the HP books off by heart which helps enormously with translating the French version. Now French is not some boring subject that she has no interest in but something that she reads without being asked.
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66 of 72 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but... 26 Mar 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The story is the same as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone even though the title of the french version is not a direct translation. I am an A-Level student studying French and I found the book quite hard at first, but as time went on it got easier. However, beware! the book is written in the Past Historic tense which I had not been taught. It is a tense only used in literature and is never spoken so it has to be taught to children in French schools. The tense is quite easy to pick up as it is normally similar to the past participle.
I have learnt many not so useful words from reading it such as 'baguette magique'(magic wand) and 'hibou'(owl)and some useful ones too. Overall it is a very good book and I would recommend reading it to any french student who wishes to build up their vocabulary.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Parfait :) 6 July 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
A brilliant introduction into the French world of Harry Potter. Considering that I'm an A level student, I didn't find the book too difficult, but for those below this level it may turn out to be a chore rather than just reading pleasure. A note for those studying GCSE or AS level, the book uses the passé simple which can be a bit disconcerting at first but soon you'll be reading it and understanding it without realizing :)

A definite must buy!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read 22 April 2006
By Lucy
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I bought this book as a way to get more of a feel for the french language and to pick up some vocab. Although many of the words seem irrelevant to everyday life - cape (cloak) hibou (owl) etc, i have picked up loads of verbs that will come in handy during conversation and are good to know. The book is written quite colloquially, which means that you can pick things up that you perhaps would not be taught in school.

I found it startlingly easy to read and could quite easily have got through the whole book without a dictionary (if you gloss over what you don't know you can still get the gist). However i looked up the words i didn't know so that i could learn them, but still found i was only checking 1-2 words per page, which surprised me.

Overall i would really recommend buying this book. It is a good way of improving your french and getting a 'feel' for the language. I have started to realise when my language just doesn't sound right even though it looks ok.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suited me 15 Feb 2013
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My school French is a bit rusty so I chose this book as a bit of easy reading, glad I did. Subtle changes between this and the English version kept me on my toes. Smaller than the normal paperback, handy size.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful if learning French 9 Mar 2012
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I find it helpful for improving my rusty French to read a book in French while comparing it with the same book in English. I didn't feel, as another reviewer thought, that the French version had been abridged, but the French meaning does not always precisely follow the English. It nevertheless affords a useful opportunity to observe how French differs from English, and also how it can at times be remarkably similar. I have subsequently amended my rating to 3 stars because, reading on, I was reminded of the poor print quality of the book, with parts of letters missing, which makes it more difficult to read considering it is in a foreign language.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry to the Rescue 14 April 2009
By ladyday
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Yes my teenager read these books when she had started secondary school Now she is in Year 12. She is certainly struggling with her inability to read French (v.poor) and it is holding her back! I have purchased several of the books in French. They have held her interest and enabled her to recognise that she can read French with practise and that she will get better with practise! I would certainly recommend purchasing these books.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter a L'ecole Des Sorciers
C'était un beau livre. Je l'ai aimé beaucoup, c'était intéressant de lire Harry Potter en francais au lieu d'Anglais. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Melissa Cannons
4.0 out of 5 stars Nan's Present.
For my Grandaughter who is doing A-level French, she was really pleased with it!. Might even get other titles later for her.
Published 3 months ago by Toni Veronica Howells
4.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter in French
It looks intriguing, and ideal as a gift for a French-learner. Unable to read it myself, it seems a slimmer volume than I had expected for the 1st of the Harry Potter series (and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by JANE SPANNER
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
I study French at university and this is an ideal book to read alongside my studies. Very simple to read after looking up some words (eg muggle, owl, wand etc). Very enjoyable
Published 5 months ago by Tuesday
3.0 out of 5 stars Alright
Arrived promptly. I was reading this to test my French vocab having enjoyed the books but there are some quite big changes in translation (in my mind anyway) and the cover and... Read more
Published 6 months ago by WarwickStudent
3.0 out of 5 stars Great learning tool; shame about the quality
I'm re-learning French after about 10 years and am finding this so useful for revision and vocab practice. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Charlie
5.0 out of 5 stars French lessons
Brilliant for teaching yourself French, if you're into that kind of stuff. It's very simple language, probably as it is originally a children's book, simple enough for a simpleton... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Frog
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect way to learn french
Good quality and it is a g reat way to learn french because it is familiar! I strongly recommend! :)
Published 6 months ago by Maddie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read
This book is a wonderful read for someone of any age. The french version is especially good for those who are trying to make progress on their foreign language skills.
Published 7 months ago by Fiona
1.0 out of 5 stars Picked the wrong book no stars
Nothing to say did not read it can not read French .pressed the wrong button.so have no rating to give the book
Published 15 months ago by sheri king
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