French Impressions:: The Adventures of an American Family

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  • Title: French Impressions:: The Adventures of an American Family
  • Author: John S. Littell
  • ISBN: 9780451205346
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. Mary Littell was like a less famous version of Shirley Jackson, and both of them have an approach to childrearing that I can relate to French Impressions The Adventures of an American Family cracks me up Whether Mary is setting off the Great Mayonnaise War, inadvertently giving her two year old son hard cider, or running to the curb in her nightgown because she forgot to set the trash out, her adventures with her family in southern France never fail to cheer me up.


  2. Set in 1950, this is the true story of an American family living abroad in France for a year Although the setting is different, the struggles of this family trying to live in a foreign land feel so familiar Who knew 1950 s France had so much in common with present day China Crazy drivers, waste not want not attitude, kids and men peeing wherever they happen to be and people pointing and staring at the crazy Americans Wendi, thank you SO much for sending me this book I ve thoroughly enjoyed it I [...]


  3. I am in charge of choosing the book for my book club in January and this is the book that I decided to read Let s see if it is as good as I remember 1 4 09 I still really enjoyed it It made me really want to visit France again I m going to keep it at 4 stars instead of 5 There were just a couple of parts that dragged just a bit for me this time.Original Review I absolutely loved this true account of a family s temporary move to France It was lighthearted and extremely funny This may actually be [...]


  4. In 1950 Frank and Mary Littell decided to uproot their 2 sons, ages 4 and 18 months, and spend a year in southern France Their laugh out loud misadventures are reported in Mary s voice many of them are due to her inability to learn French Dealing with two young sons in such an unusual setting also contributed to the chaotic existence they experienced.


  5. This was a perfectly lovely reading experience The book has an amazingly contemporary voice Wickedly, intelligent and charming humor is one thing that the Littell family had in spades I chuckled and occasionally guffawed my way through this book Very interesting observations of a post war France I didn t want to read the last page of this book.


  6. This is an incredibly funny book laugh out loud funny I read it several years ago and I am still laughing about some of the scenes when I think about them John Littell wrote it from his mother s notes of their years living in France when he was young Oh my gosh, it s a delight



  7. I thought this was a very well written book, full of fun and adventure It is something I wish I had done when our children were small, but maybe someday I will make it to France.




  8. John S Littell uses his mother s diaries to tell the story of their family s move to France in the early 1950s Amusing and heartwarming.


  9. Fun story about a young American couple and their small child and the year they lived in France Funny and enjoyable.


  10. I could really relate to this book because I have boys that are the same ages as John and Stephen It was a really fun read I can t decide if it makes me want to live abroad or not at all.



  11. Read my full thoughts on this book and hundreds over at Read.Write.Repeat.It s a fun read and worth your time if you want to be impressed in 50s French culture or just to read about a family trying to do life abroad without any of our modern conveniences


  12. Right after World War II Frank Littell was bound and determined to see France like he wanted to just before he was drafted into the national guard, by using his GI Bill to study abroad in France for a year However, it s years later, and coming along with him is his wife, 5 year old and 18 month old sons It s only for a year, what could go that wrong Reading this book, told through the voice of the mother, Mary, you realize how much of a saint she was to go along with this idea Mary never fully l [...]


  13. In the introduction to this story, Mr Littell mentions how familiar A Year in Provence, and, yet he could not quite put his finger on why Then his sister returned from a tour or vacation in France and asked him if the the pictures she had taken were like what he remembered This was his ahha moment He had forgotten the year his Father, Mother, brother and himself spent in France, about 1950 The sad thing is this was not written sooner His Mother, Mary, was a newspaper reporter before she married, [...]


  14. John Littell s mother kept a detailed account of the year she and her family picked up and left their life in the U.S.A to fulfill their dream of living abroad in France This was the 1950 s so the family took a ship across the Atlantic to get there The Littell family decided to spend their year in Montpellier where they learned the ways of the French in Southern France I especially enjoyed this book since visiting my daughter in Aix en Provence, who was studying abroad It was interesting to me t [...]


  15. I have no idea how this ended up on my shelf, but I found it there and read it since I m heading to France this summer Since I m a mother who loves traveling with her children and desperately wishes she could move overseas with them for a year, I truly enjoyed the book very readable The book is based off his mother s journals and I thoroughly enjoyed how she approached life s molehills in France Hearing about child rearing from a 50 s viewpoint also made it worth the read especially if you enjoy [...]


  16. This book was a fast, lightweight read The experiences are funny and an accurate depiction of what it feels like to live in a foreign country I lived in Europe for a couple of years also The author seemed to really revere his mother seems like an amazing lot of detail to remember.



  17. I mostly enjoyed reading this book However, I became frustrated with the never ending puns and too clever wordplay, which made the book farcical.