France Fiction

The Day the World Stopped Turning

Written by Michael Morpurgo Set in World War II France, autistic Lorenzo lives among the salt flats and the flamingos. As the Germans invade France, Lorenzo and his Romani friend Kezia find themselves on the list of the hunted. When eighteen-year-old Vincent collapses in the marshes near their isolated farm, he has a near-death experience. …

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Captain Rosalie

Written by Timothée de Fombelle, Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, Translated by Sam Gordon Captain Rosalie, translated from French to English, is an endearing, creative, insightful, and powerful story that tears at your heart. Rosalie’s father is fighting in the war and her mother works to help the war effort from sunrise until sunset. Rosalie is …

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