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INTRODUCTION BOIGRAPHY OF LUCY FITCH PERKINS Lucy Fitch Perkins was born on 12 July 1865 in Maples, Indiana, the daughter of factory owner Appleton Howe Fitch and Elizabeth Bennett. Her Puritan upbringing included a strong value on education. . Lucy Fitch Perkins was American author, educator and illustrator, wrote the popular Twins series of books including The Dutch Twins (1911),The Irish Twins (1913), The Eskimo Twins (1914), The Mexican Twins (1916), and The Belgian Twins (1917). Perkins started her career as an artist; first studying in Boston at the Fine Arts School, she then obtained a position as book illustrator with the Louis Prang Educational Company. She then was asked to teach art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Lucy Fitch attended the Museum of Fine ArtsSchool in Boston (1883–86). She worked as an illustrator for the Prang Educational Company in Boston for a year and then taught for four years in the School of Fine Arts of the newly opened Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. In August of 1891 she married architect Dwight Perkins, a teacher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Chicago. After the couple settled Lucy began in earnesther career as teacher and illustrator, but she was also writing poetry and stories .Her first book The Dutch Twins was published when she was forty-eight. She then produced one or two more books each year. Perkins was active in a number of community arts, social reform and women's rights movements, including the Chicago Woman’s Club and the League of Women Voters. Her benevolence and idealstowards education and tolerance of others lives beyond her seventy-two years. She died while on vacation in Pasadena, California on 18 March 1937. Her daughter Eleanor Ellis Perkins wrote Eve Among the Puritans: A Biography of Lucy Fitch Perkins (1956).
SUMMARY THE FRENCH TWINS The story takes place in Rheims, France during the First World War. It’s about the problems that the Merautfamily (father, mother and twins) have to survive the war. The family shows patriotism, loyalty and family until. These factors help them overcome the war.
BODY PLOT Description of Rheims, cathedral and twins
People see the Germans soldiers
Germans start bombarding Rheims
French soldiers come back wounded including father Meraut
The cathedralchanges to a hospital
The twins resue Father Meraut
Mother Meraut decided to go to Fontanelle
They met soldiers from the foreign legion and become friends
They arrive to Fontanelle and they found grandparents
Some friends arrived
They saw two spyies and the soldiers caught them
The soldiers gave a party for the twins and gave a prize and moneyfor education
They recived a letter with a promise to reconstruct Rheims
SETTING
During the first world war
Twenty century
France, Rheims and fontanelle
Their house, grandparents house and cathedral
Four seasons
Three years
The weather
THEME
CHARACTERS
PRINCIPAL
PROTAGONIST
PIERRETwin boy
Nine years
Tall
Black eyes and black hair
Thin
Straight
Good looking
Honest
Bright
Patriotic
Brave
Loyal
Faithful
PIERRETTE
Twin girl
Nine years
Short
Blue eyes
Black, curly hair
Long black eyes lashes
Pretty
ObedientFATHER MERAUT
Between 40 and 50
Married
French soldier
Weak
Medium size
Slim
Sick
Passive
Patriotic
Brave
MOTHER MERAUT
Between 40 and 50
Married
Nurse
Round face
Medium size
Strong
Religious
Hard worker
Positive
Brave...
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