Nora loves everything about Paris, from the Eiffel Tower to chocolat chaud. Of course, she's never actually been there -- she's only visited through her Grandma Sylvia's stories. Read more...
Nora loves everything about Paris, from the Eiffel Tower to chocolat chaud. Of course, she's never actually been there -- she's only visited through her Grandma Sylvia's stories. And just when they've finally planned a trip together, Grandma Sylvia is suddenly gone, taking Nora's dreams with her.
Nora is crushed. She misses her grandmother terribly, but she still wants to see the city they both loved. So when Nora finds letters and a Paris treasure map among her Grandma Sylvia's things, she dares to dream again . . .
She's not sure what her grandma wants her to find, but Nora knows there are wonderful surprises waiting for her in Paris. And maybe, amongst the croissants and macarons, she'll even find a way to heal her broken heart.
- ISBN-13: 9780545708081
- ISBN-10: 0545708087
- Publisher: Scholastic Press
- Publish Date: February 2015
- Page Count: 224
- Reading Level: Ages 9-12
- Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-12-15
- Reviewer: Staff
Eleven-year-old Nora is heartbroken when her Grandma Sylvia is killed suddenly in an accident. For as long as Nora can remember, Grandma Sylvia has regaled her with tales of Paris’s magic, and they had always planned to travel there together. Then Nora discovers that Grandma Sylvia has left behind a stack of envelopes to be opened in Paris, a map, plane tickets, and a locked box (the key to which Nora is certain is in Paris). It takes some persuasion, but soon Nora is Paris-bound with her mother and teenage brother. With the help of her new British friend Phoebe, Nora follows Grandma Sylvia’s letters on a treasure hunt that takes her from John-Paul Hévin’s chocolate shop to the Musée de l’Orangerie. This love letter to the City of Light will have readers believing that everything’s better in Paris. Schroeder (the Charmed Life series) lets the city’s romance shine in a thoughtful story, laced with mystery and French vocabulary, about losing family and gaining individuality in a place where curiosity can bloom. Ages 8–12. Agent: Sarah Crowe, Harvey Klinger. (Feb.)