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The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

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Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are 'just the right size -- fitting into a single, magical day.' She is an expert at baking and eating fancy iced cakes, and her favorite mode of travel is par avion. On windy days, she takes her sixteen cats out for an airing. With the aid of her favorite tea party tablecloth as a makeshift balloon, Miss Petitfour and her charges fly over her village, having many little adventures along the way.

Join Miss Petitfour and her equally eccentric felines on five magical outings -- a search for marmalade, to a spring jumble sale, on a quest for 'birthday cheddar', the retrieval of a lost rare stamp, and as they compete in the village's annual Festooning Festival. A whimsical, beautifully illustrated collection of tales that celebrates language, storytelling and small pleasures, especially the edible kind!

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"Meet Miss Petitfour — baker, adventurer, cat-lover, reader, stamp-collector, and storyteller — and her multitudinous cats in this episodic, begging-to-be-read-aloud illustrated chapter book....A subplot concerns what makes a good story, explicitly highlighting (in font and tone) words that govern pacing: 'Some words are like rays of light, white knights or a safety pin at the right moment…like 'unbelievably' or 'by great fortune.'' Then the author proceeds to use those words herself, ostensibly instructing young ones how to write digressive adventure stories. Highly recommended for story lovers of all shapes and sizes." — Sara Lissa Paulson, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Anne Michaels
Illustrator Emma Block
ISBN 1770495002
Publication Date Nov 3, 2015
Publisher Tundra Books
Language English