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A Shift of Perspective for Madame Martine


Madame Martine
Sarah S. Brannen 
Hardcover
9780807549056 
Published 2014
Age Levels: 4-7

Madame Martine lives a solitary life of safe routine. And that’s how she likes it, until the day she adopts a bit of chaos in the form of a “very small, very wet, very dirty dog.” When the adorable mutt gets away from her, the chase leads to the top of the Eiffel Tower—a place Martine has avoided (believing it was a tourist-trap and “a waste of time”). A luminous panorama of Paris at dusk changes Martine's thinking.

Straightaway, the cover of Madam Martine conveys Sarah Brannen’s finesse with watercolors. The city at twilight, the intricate metal work of the Eiffel Tower, and even a simple yellow bedspread have a translucent, delicate quality. Brannen’s light touch is perfect for telling this sweet story of an old woman’s new appreciation for life in Paris.

To see more of Sarah S. Brannen's work visit http://sarahbrannen.yellapalooza.com.




Comments

theartofpuro said…
Beautiful :)
Julie said…
Yes!