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Madame Martine
by Sarah S. Brannen


Overview - Madame Martine lives in Paris and follows the same routine every day. She takes for granted the beautiful things that exist all around her. She refuses to go to the Eiffel Tower because it's "just for tourists." One day Madame Martine finds a stray dog and decides to take him home.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Madame Martine lives in Paris and follows the same routine every day. She takes for granted the beautiful things that exist all around her. She refuses to go to the Eiffel Tower because it's "just for tourists." One day Madame Martine finds a stray dog and decides to take him home. When she tries keeping her dog on the same schedule, he breaks free, leading Madame Martine on a wild chase up the Eiffel Tower Upon reaching the top, she discovers how much beauty she has been missing all these years. From then on, the two friends try something different every week.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780807549056
  • ISBN-10: 0807549053
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - New Experience
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dogs

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-08-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Who needs to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower when you live in its shadow? That’s the logic adopted by set-in-her-ways Madame Martine, the dour, elderly star of this sweet-natured story about the joys to be found in trying something new. Madame Martine is content to follow her familiar routes through the streets of Paris: “Every morning Madame Martine went to Rue Cler and bought chicken on Monday, scallops on Tuesday, mushrooms on Wednesday, beef on Thursday, and fish on Friday. On Saturdays she fed the birds. On Sundays she stayed home.” But after a friendly stray dog catches her eye during her stroll, all bets may be off. The new pet, now named Max, inserts himself into Madame’s rigid routine and helps her gain a new perspective on her surroundings. Brannen (Uncle Bobby’s Wedding) illustrates her tale of an expanded viewpoint with gently drafted watercolor scenes of vibrant Paris streetscapes that gradually brighten, right along with Madame Martine’s wardrobe—and attitude. Ages 4–7. Agent: Jennifer Starkman, Transatlantic Literary Agency. (Sept.)

 
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