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ImageNicola Christinger-Grant worked for more than ten years in television and the media, including BBC News.  In 2000 she moved to Zurich, where she ran her own English Pre-School. She writes regularly for The New Stork Times, as well as several English magazines published in France where she now lives with her husband and two daughters.

Three vivid, simple tales, told in bouncy rhyme
The rhymes help children in the early stages of literacy
Animal stories are perennial favourites with this age group
Perfect for young children aged 2-6

The Book :

The Fish with a Wish And Other Stories

“I don’t want to be tiny and small, I wish I was big and tall,” said the fish.

Little fish wants to be bigger. In his quest to become a big fish he meets many interesting characters under the sea who offer him advice and at the end there is a surprise in store!

Goose is bored. One day she runs away and goes in search of a big adventure. Unfortunately things don’t turn out so well as she had hoped… maybe life on the farm isn’t so bad.

The one thing that Snail is very proud of is his sparkly, glittery trail. He’s terribly sad when he suddenly loses it, but luckily a wise old lady snail puts him back on track.

Young children will love the bouncy rhythms and vivid storytelling of these three delightful, simple tales in one book, The Fish with a Wish!

Published 25 October 2007, £8.99, Hardback.
Available to order from or direct from Book Guild Publishing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Languedoc & Provence Sun N°53 (Autumn 2014)

Well, I think that’s it. The sun cream has finally given its last breath, my loyal flip-flops have ended up in the recycling bin and the children are off to school. I guess we are back to normal life and believe it or not, it is time to think about… Christmas! Oh noooo I’ll hear you scream, but as we are now quarterly, this issue will cover October, November and December – three months packed with ideas of things to do, visit, drink and eat.

We are always happy to welcome new contributors, but we are truly spoilt this time. Rachel Baker, journalist, food writer and now proud inhabitant of Apt, has joined the ranks (p10 & 32), and so has author Janice Macdonald (p12), who will follow for the next 12 months the inside life of a wine domain for us. We also welcome on board Richard Simpson-Birks (p15). And I’m sure you will carry on enjoying our regular contributors Bernice Clark (p8), Janice Lert (p6), Camille Vourc'h (p29) and Caren Trafford (p22), who has kindly donated books for our fantastic kids drawing competition (p28).

Enjoy the falling leaves, the chestnuts, the early nights by the fire with a good book, and when you feel ready to think about it, have a lovely Christmas...

Carole Rommene, Editor


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