French Roundabout

French Roundabout

By: Claire Huchet Bishop
Published by: Dodd, Mead & Company
Publication Date: 1960

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Two American high-school students, a girl and a boy, travel through France and become acquainted with its wonderful historical heritage, as well as its up-to-date aspect. The two make thrilling discoveries and share many happy adventures with French young people. As these American students grow aware of ways of life totally different from their own, they try to find out how French and American youth could develop a better understanding of each other.

This fine book contains a wealth of historical, geographical, social—and culinary—information. Characteristic poems and songs have been translated by the distinguished young American poet, Marie Ponsot.

Claire Huchet Bishop, French by birth, American citizen for many years, keeps in constant touch with the two countries by frequent trips across the Atlantic. She is especially well fitted to interpret France for young Americans. This is no cut-and-dried guide book, but a gay, intimate introduction to life in France, adorned with striking photographs.

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