L’Île Papillon


2020-21 school year subscription/ one teacher / up to 300 students

L’Île Papillon is a level 1 / 2 French novel set on the island of Guadeloupe. Scroll down to preview.

In this novel for first- or second-year students of French, the reader follows Caroline, a French high-schooler looking forward to spending her summer on “Butterfly Island”, the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. For Caroline, this trip means leaving far behind problems she doesn’t want to deal with anymore. However, as Caroline spends the summer discovering this unique island in the French West Indies, she also discovers that she hasn’t escaped all problems. Little by little she learns that she is being followed by a stranger. Amidst the island beauty she seeks to unravel this mystery, turning her summer trip overseas into a voyage beyond her wildest dreams. Written with simple sentences in the present tense, this novel includes cultural footnotes, a glossary, and cognates to assist readers.

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