Claire longs for adventure, new experiences, and the creative freedom to practice her art. With the companionship of her best pal—her motorcycle, the Phoénix—Claire decides to leave her city of Rennes in northwestern France and embark on her greatest adventure yet! But everything comes to a screeching halt when she and the Phoénix are riding alone in a Moroccan desert. Will the Phoénix come back to life or will Claire lose hers before it really has a chance to begin?
Unique Words: 400
Total Words: 5,275
©2021. French. Level 1. High school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 73 pages.
About the Author
Jennifer Degenhardt taught middle and high school Spanish for 24 years. She decided to combine her language skills with storytelling, specifically involving kids and culture. Her books highlight cultural, social, economic, and political themes necessary for continued conversation, both inside and outside the classroom. She hopes her stories will provide a platform for discussion, as anything can be solved—to some degree—with a conversation.