Me har begynt å få inn ein del nye lettlestbøker på engelsk! Desse er i ein serie som heiter Little Gems og ligg på omtrent same nivå som dei norske Leseløve bøkene.

A long time ago, in a small French village by the sea, there lived a little girl called Sophie. In the village, everyone knew everything about everybody else. And the most important thing that they all knew about Sophie was that she was scared of everything … Sophie was scared of mice and spiders. She was scared of the big black cat that belonged to Anette next door and the big brown dog that barked outside Pierre’s farm. She was even scared of the ghost that might live in the cupboard in her bedroom and of the monster that might hide under her bed.

So when a balloonist comes to the town fair, Sophie is left behind while everyone else goes to watch him fly in his marvelous balloon. She is, after all, far too frightened of the crowds, the commotion, and even riding in a horse-drawn carriage. But if she could just be brave enough to face her fears, and make it to the fair, past Pierre’s farm and the big brown dog, who knows what adventures she might have?

p. 60: Sophie was so frightened she didn’t know what to do. She had never been so scared in her life. Not mice, nor spiders, nor thunderstorms, not even monsters under the bed could ever be as terrifying as this.

Boka er inspirert av den verkelege personen Sophie Blanchard. Ein fransk aeronaut som levde frå 1778 til 1819. Me veit lite om barndommen hennar og kva som inspirerte ho til å bli ein aeronaut, men det er altså den Woodfine har sett for seg i boka Sophie Takes to the Sky. Ei fin lita lettlest bok på engelsk med akkurat passe spenning!

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