Frère Jacques Around The World Ebook
Mama Lisa's World

Frère Jacques Around The World Ebook

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100+ Songs, 237 Pages.

Frère Jacques was the first foreign language song Mama Lisa learnt as a young child. It opened whole new possibilities about the human experience to her. There was a place in the world where people said "Frère" for brother! Instead of asking "Are you asleep?" they said "Dormez-vous"! It felt like a secret code that she was lucky to be privy to and she's loved languages ever since.

Now, we've created Frère Jacques Around The World which parents and teachers can use to help inspire this same love of languages in their children and students.

Frère Jacques is one of the most popular songs in the world. It exists in more countries and versions than any other we've found! It's sung by kids in their native languages all over the globe. And kids everywhere know the tune. That makes it ideal to introduce children to international culture.

In Frère Jacques Around The World we've gathered over 100 of these versions, from many countries.

This book includes:

  • Over 100 versions of Frère Jacques
  • Full text of each in the original language
  • English translations
  • Many with sheet music
  • Links to web pages with recordings and videos, many by ordinary people who have contributed them
  • Commentary from our correspondents about what the songs and rhymes have meant to their lives
  • Illustrations

We've included versions from countries all over the world, including Mexico, Japan, Thailand and, of course, France.

You'll also find an article by Mama Lisa about Teaching Kids To Love Language with Frère Jacques.

Frère Jacques Around The World is produced by Mama Lisa's World, where we believe sharing our cultures will help bring the world closer together. At Mama Lisa's World we work with ordinary people around the globe to build a platform to preserve and exchange traditional culture.


We hope this book will help foster a love of language and culture in kids and adults alike!


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