This is a French graded reader for adult students learning French. It is meant to follow Histoires pour les grands, a 1st level reader. La ville de St. Martin is different in two ways; it is divided into chapters, but is a complete story, and each grammar point treated separately in Histoires is mixed throughout all the chapters. Histoires pour les grands and La ville de St. Martin are meant to be read with a certain fluency, meaning without the need to look up many words along the way. All students should be able to read for pleasure, no matter what their level.