Old french textbook
September 9, 2016 1:25 AM   Subscribe

Help me find this old book please

So in 1983 I had a French textbook and it was as follows-

It was blue in color and was about a young couple and their two kids moving to France. Each chapter was about them encountering life in France (visiting the Patisserie, the Boulangier etc and it had a section of questions and grammar at the end) It also had illustrations and I LOVED this book. I wish I had kept my copy but didn't so now I am looking to find it again. ( I am not 100% sure but it might have been published by Alliance de France). I want it back for pure nostalgic reasons but also because it was the best textbook on French that I can remember 😊
Thanks
posted by metajim to Education (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Was it Le Mauger bleu, by any chance? It's not an Alliance publication, at least to my memory, but as French textbooks go it doesn't get any more iconic.
posted by Tamanna at 2:00 AM on September 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Might have been Tricolore (link to google image search in case any of the covers jogs a memory)? My school was still using them in the late 90s/early 00s but mostly I remember a lot of Orangina, not any particular story about a family.
posted by theseldomseenkid at 2:27 AM on September 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Possibly La famille Marsaud? I started studying French at school at around the same time and they were quite popular (at least in the UK).

La famille.

Mumsnet thread about them.
posted by plep at 3:05 AM on September 9, 2016


Wow you guys are grt!!!

Thank you Tamana you got it! This was a book we used in our class in India at Lady Vissanji in 1983 and I wish I had paid more attention then to the French lessons 😊not sure if it is volume 1 or others that I want but first few pages are about Le Garcon, le Muir etc. Lovely.
posted by metajim at 8:17 AM on September 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


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